Professor Spalding's Historical Dictionary of German Figurative Usage has been appearing in separate fascicles since 1952. The work presents information about German figurative speech and its history in dictionary form. It covers phrases, proverbs and quotations found in German literature from 1750 onwards.
"On the criterion of pleasurable and profitable readability, Professor Spalding's work belongs to the masterpieces."
Times Higher Education Supplement
"This useful dictionary should be in the hands of every teacher of German and be available in every Germanic library."
Journal of English and Germanic Philology