18 OCTOBER 1991, Page 34

Unlettered

Mr and Mrs William Hibbert received the following letter: Dear Mr & Mrs Hibbert,

As you may already know, we have done extensive work throughout the world relating to people who have the same last name as you. Finally after years of effort and considerable ex- pense, we are ready to publish a new book entitled, "THE WORLD BOOK OF HIBBERTS," and you are listed in it!

Since you appear in the Hibbert 1991 International Registry, we thought you would like to know all about this new book. Using a highly sophisticated net- work of computer sources in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ire- land, Australia, New Zealand, Ger- many, Austria, Canada, and the United States, we have searched through over 150 million records. We have located and compiled the most extensive world- wide registry of families bearing the Hibbert surname today. The Hibbert 1991 International Registry is a featured section of the book and is as current as possible.

In addition to the Hibbert 1991 Inter- national Registry, you'll find informa- tive chapters about European emigra- tion to the new world, the origin and meanings of names, heraldry, and genealogy.

This remarkable collection of Hibbert information is available only in "THE WORLD. BOOK OF HIBBERTS." This First Edition printing may well become a rare and important acquisi- tion for the Hibbert family library.

To my knowledge, this is the only international compilation of Hibbert families available in the world today and you will want to have your own copy for you and your children. Your book is a full 81/2" x 11" in size and is handsomely bound in a burgundy grained cover imprinted with an original heraldic insignia. Each copy is made to order and will be numbered, registered in your name and accompanied by a Certificate of Registration.

To reserve your own personal copy of "THE WORLD BOOK OF HIB- BERTS," you must order right away. Sincerely, William C. Forman The World Book of Hibberts do 3687 Ira Road, Bath, Ohio, USA 44210 If you have an example of a crass, illiterate, ignorant, irrelevant or embar- rassing letter or notice from a company or public body, send the original to Unlettered, The Spectator, 56 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LL; flO for each one printed.