International Bibliography Of New And Reprinted Proverb Collections, 1993

ISSN 1323-4633
Volume 1 – Number 1 – 1995


Fifty-five new and reprinted proverb collections from around the world have come to my attention this past year. As usual, some of them are major scholarly contributions, while others are clearly intended for the popular market. It is also important to note that I have once again included collections of quotations and other types of phraseological units. Many of these do contain proverbial materials and are of considerable value to paremiologists.

Colleagues and friends continue to be of assistance in submitting bibliographical information. This year I would like to acknowledge in particular the aid of Marinus A. van den Broek (Kortenhoef), George B. Bryan (Burlington), Gyula Paczolay (Veszprém), Helmut Walther (Wiesbaden), Fionnuala Williams (Belfast), and Metin Yurtbasi (Gaziemir). May I also once again ask you to send me new and reprinted proverb collections. I will gladly reimburse you for your expenses in order to keep my extensive paremiographical archive as complete and international as possible.

The full text of this bibliography is published in De Proverbio – Issue 1:1995, an electronic book, available from and other leading Internet booksellers.

1. Albinski, Jacek. English Proverbs and Sayings. Przyslowia i porzekadla angielskie. Tychy: Odon, 1991. 174 pp.
2. Ammer, Christine. Have a Nice Day – No Problem! A Dictionary of Clichés. New York: Dutton, 1992. 454 pp.
3. Anonymous. Proverbs From Around the World. Illustrated by Kathy Davis. Lombard/Illinois: Great Quotations, 1991. 64 pp.
4. Aranda, Charles. Dichos: Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish. Santa Fe/New Mexico: Sunstone Press, 1991 (1st ed. 1977). 32 pp.
5. Arthaber, Augusto. Dizionario comparato di proverbi a modi proverbiali italiani, latini, francesi, spagnoli, tedeschi, inglesi e greci antichi con relativi indici sistematico-alfabetici. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1929; rpt. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1986. 892 pp.
6. Ayto, John, and John A. Simpson. The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 299 pp.
7. Bartlett, John. Familiar Quotations. A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature. Ed. Justin Kaplan. 16th ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1992 (1st ed. 1855). 1405 pp.
8. Berggård, Stina-Greta. Sananparsia – Ordspråk. Luleå: Bokförlaget Kamos, 1990. 96 pp.
9. Berner, Janusz. Madrej glowie dosc … przyslowie. Lomza: “Stopka”, 1992. 381 pp.
10. Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham. Brewer’s Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase and Fable. Eds. David Pickering, Alan Isaacs, and Elizabeth Martin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992 (1st ed. 1870). 662 pp.

The full text of this bibliography is published in De Proverbio – Issue 1:1995, an electronic book, available from and other leading Internet booksellers.

50. Weininger, Simon. Vielsprachige, komparative Sprichwörtersammlung. Jerusalem: Hamakor Press, 1992. 64 pp.
51. Werner, Elyane. Bayerische Sprichwörter. München: W. Ludwig, 1991. 42 pp.
52. Williams, Fionnuala. Irish Proverbs. Swords/County Dublin: Poolbeg, 1992. 141 pp.
53. Wilts, Ommo. Friesisches Sprichwörterlexikon. Friesisch-Deutsch. vol. 1: Sprichwörter und Redensarten der Bökingharde. Neumünster: Karl Wachholtz, 1992. 264 pp.
54. Wright, Elizabeth Mary. “Popular Phrases and Sayings.” In E.M. Wright. Rustic Speech and Folk-Lore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1913; rpt. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1968. 158-190 (chapter XI).

Wolfgang Mieder
Department of German and Russian
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University of Vermont
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