INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEW AND
REPRINTED PROVERB COLLECTIONS, 1997
For Gyula Paczolay
This year's bibliography of new and reprinted proverb
collections is especially comprehensive due to the much
appreciated help that I have received once again from my
Hungarian friend Gyula Paczolay (Veszprém). He
supplied me with numerous Chinese, Hungarian, Indian, and
Japanese references. He had attended a major folklore
conference in India, and together we participated at an
international proverb forum in Japan. I also travelled to an
international proverb congress that took place in Spain, and
all of this activity gave us the opportunity to purchase or
look at new and reprinted proverb collections. I wish to
acknowledge the help that I have received from Gyula
Paczolay during the past dozen years by dedicating this
bibliography to him.
The 164 entries in this list indicate that there is much
paremiographical activity throughout the world. As usual,
the collections range from small popular books with
wonderful illustrations to major scholarly collections of
over one thousand pages. While most of them deal with
proverbs of one national or regional language, there are
also several important comparative collections that have
appeared during the last year. I want to draw special
attention to the significant Chinese, Indian, and Japanese
collections included in this bibliography. The meetings in
India and Japan will doubtlessly help paremiographers
everywhere to gain much more knowledge about the rich Asian
It has been my personal pleasure to obtain most of the
collections listed here for my international proverb
archive. A few of them are reviewed in this issue of Proverbium, but obviously we are not in a position to
review all of them. Let me close, however, by asking
paremiographers to inform me about their new or reprinted
proverb collections. If at all possible, please mail copies
to me or let me know how I can purchase a copy. Also feel
free to supply me with about 300 flyers of such books which
I will include free of charge in my annual mailing of Proverbium. It behooves all of us to advertise these
proverb collections as widely as possible so that scholars
and libraries can make use of the fruits of our untiring
Abrishami, Ahmad. A Comparative Dictionary of 920
Persian Proverbs & Dictums with English, French,
German & Spanish Equivalents. Tehran: Homa Tej
Typesetting, 1996. 272 pp.
Adams, Ramon F. Western Words: A Dictionary of the
American West. Norman, Oklahoma: University of
Oklahoma Press, 1968; rpt. as The Cowboy Dictionary:
The Chin Jaw Words and Whing-Ding Ways of the American
West. New York: Perigee Books, 1993. 355 pp.
Aden, Abdurahman H.H., and Irene Aden. Murtidu waa
Hodantinnimo: Maahmaahyada iyo Oraahda Soomaaliyeed /
From the Soul of Nomads: Proverbs and Sayings of the
Somalis / Aus der Seele der Hirten: Sprichwörter und
Spruchweisheiten der Hirten. Cologne: Ominmee,
Intercultural Publishers, 1995. Paris: Unesco Publishing,
1995. 159 pp.
Alagoa, E.J. Noin Nengia, Bere Nengia: Nembe
n'Akabu / More Days, More Wisdom: Nembe Proverbs.
Port Harcourt, Nigeria: University of Port Harcourt
Press, 1986. 137 pp.
Amadiume, Solomon. Ilu Ndi Igbo: A Study of Igbo
Proverbs. Translation, Explanation and Usage (With a
Comparison with some Hausa Proverbs). Enugu, Nigeria:
Fourth Dimension Publishing Co., 1994. 100 pp.
De-Mauri, L., and Ernesto Sarasíno. 5000
poverbi e motto latini. Flores sententiarum. Milano:
Hoepli, 1926. 639 pp. 2nd revised and corrected ed.
Milano: Hoepli, 1977. 728 pp.
Dickens, Charles Cedric, and Alan S. Watts (eds.). The Sayings of Charles Dickens. London: Gerald
Duckworth, 1995. 64 pp.
Elkhadem, Saad. Life is Like a Cucumber:
Colloquial Egyptian Proverbs, Coarse Sayings and Popular
Expressions. Fredericton, New Brunswick: York, 1993.
Ettlinger, John, and Ruby Day (eds.). Old English
Proverbs. Collected by Nathan Bailey, 1736, Edited from
His "Dictionarium Britannicum or a More Compleat
Universal Etymological English Dictionary". Metuchen,
New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1992. 163 pp.
Fallon, S.W. A Dictionary of Hindustani Proverbs,
including many Marwari, Punjabi, Maggah, Bhojpuri and
Tirhuti Proverbs, Sayings, Emblems, Aphorisms, Maxims,
and Similes. Benares: Lazarus, 1886. London:
Trübner, 1886; rpt. New Delhi: Asian Educational
Services, 1996. 324 pp.
Fernández, Mauro. Diccionario de
Refranes. Madrid: Alderabán, 1994. 270
Fogel, Edwin Miller. Proverbs of the Pennsylvania
Germans. Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania-German
Society, 1929. 222 pp. Rpt. ed. Wolfgang Mieder. Bern:
Peter Lang, 1995. 268 pp. Rpt. ed. C. Richard Beam.
Millersville, Pennsylvania: Center for Pennsylvania
German Studies, Millersville University, 1995. 171
Forbes, Malcolm S. (ed.). The Forbes Scrapbook of
Thoughts on the Business of Life. New York: B.C.
Forbes & Sons Publishing Co., 1984. 546 pp.
Fort, Francesco. Proverbi friulani commentati.
Bologna: Mida, 1990. 138 pp.
Fumagalli, Giuseppe. L'ape latina. Dizionario di
2948 sentenze, proverbi, motti, diverse frasi e locuzioni
latine raccolte. Milano: Hoepli, 1911; rpt. Milano:
Hoepli, 1992. 361 pp.
Gallo, Rudy. The Book of Illustrated Proverbs.
Cambridge, Maryland: Golden Seal Press, 1996. 255
Garate, Gotzon. Euskal Atsotitzak / Basque
Proverbs. Bilbo: Gero Euskal Liburuak, 1995. 159
Gering, Hugo. "Altnordische Sprichwörter und
sprichwörtliche Redensarten." Arkiv för
Nordisk Filologi, 32 (1916), 1-30.
Göknar, Hale. Ispanyolca deyimler ve
atasözleri sözlügü / Diccionario de
expressiones y proverbios en español.
Istanbul: ERA, 1993. 264 pp.
Gröbe, Volker. "Spetze Zung - fründlije
Wööt": Kölsche Spröch - vun
hückzodaach. Köln: Bachem, 1988. 140
Grose, Francis. A Classical Dictionary of the
Vulgar Tongue. London: S. Hooper, 1785. 182 pp.; 3rd
ed. London: Hooper & Wigstead, 1796. 244 pp.; rpt.
with a preface and "A Sketch of the Life & Works of
Francis Grose [1731?-1791] by Eric Partridge.
London: Scholartis Press, 1931. 396 pp.; rpt. New York:
Barnes & Noble, 1963; rpt. once again New York:
Dorset Press, 1992. 396 pp.
Hardwick, Michael and Mollie. "A Sampler of
Quotations." In M. and M. Hardwick, The Charles
Dickens Companion. London: John Murray, 1965.
Hardwick, Michael and Mollie. "Quotations." In M. and
M. Hardwick, The Charles Dickens Encyclopedia. New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. 239-521.
Hayward, Arthur L. "Familiar Sayings; Wellerisms;
Wisdom from Mrs. Gamp." In A.L. Hayward, The Dickens
Encyclopaedia. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books,
1968. 171-172, 173-174, 175.
He Jing-jiang, Zhang Xiu-Fang. Xinhua Chengyu
Cidian [A New Dictionary of Chinese
Proverbs]. Changchun: Jilin Daxue Chubanshe, 1993
(4th printing 1995). 980 pp.
Heusinkveld, Holly Flame, and Jean Caris-Osland. Dutch Proverbs. Iowa City, Iowa: Penfield Press,
1996. 63 pp.
Hirai, Mitsuyoshi. Koji kotowaza jiten. Tokyo:
Shobunsha, 1978; 45th printing Tokyo: Shobunsha, 1996.