See edition of his works by E. Arber (1884; repr. and ed. by A. G. Bradley, 2 vol., 1910, repr. 1967); biographies by J. G. Fletcher (1928, repr. 1972), B. Smith (1953), P. L. Barbour (1964), N. B. Gerson (1966), and E. H. Emerson (1971).
John Smith, engraving by Simon van de Passe, 1616
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In the United Kingdom and United States, John has historically been one of the most common male first names, and Smith is the most common surname in each. It is a recurrent pseudonym, placeholder name, or metasyntactic variable in those countries (especially in legal contexts). In this fashion it is similar to the name "Joe Bloggs" in the United Kingdom and "John Doe" in the United States.
John Smith may refer to:
John Smith Made Mistakes, but at Least He Was Trusted in Comparison with Him, the Millbank Tendency Characters Have Yet to De Velop Backbones
May 12, 1999; IT IS an indication of how dramatically British politics has changed that it seems scarcely believable that it is only five years...
John Smith's African bestseller; With further UK expansion in the academic book trade proving impossible, the world's oldest bookseller began the next chapter in its distinguished history and opened a store in Botswana, writes Ian Fraser
Jul 04, 2004; IT's not just the novelist Alexander McCall Smith who has been making literary hay out of Botswana. John Smith & Sons, the...