This 1995 classic is just the thing you need when you are at a loss for words. Brilliantly illustrated by Arnold Roth, this handy book is WFB’s assemblage of useful – what else, Buckleyesque – words: defined, used, alphabetized, and ready to deploy. We “sold out” of this when offered a month back but have just found 14 more copies (from a just-opened box of Bill’s private stash), and you can have one, while supplies last, for $10 (which includes shipping and handling). Order here.
The authoritative Library Journal had to say about The Lexicon: A cornucopia of wonderful words for the inquisitive word lover —
Buckley is a wordsmith extraordinaire, his speech and writing regularly peppered with arcane vocabulary. This book . . . brings together a list of his favorite words, each with a citation from one of his many published works. Words like epigone, nugatory, and rodomontade will stretch the frontiers of most readers’ vocabulary, and the illustrations by Arnold Roth are a perfect accompaniment to the text. This would be a great choice for students studying for the SATs or for anyone who loves language. . . . Highly recommended for all collections.
UPDATE: This item is sold out.