H.W. Fowler has been reissued by Oxford: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition
(with an intro by David Crystal). This is a much better edition than the third edition of 1996, which was heavily re-worked by R.W. Burchfield, as Jim Holt
notes ina short essay in today's New York Times.
I note in passing that Louis Armstrong wrote a lot. He loved words. He would carry his portable typewriter everywhere, and write at every opportunity (two fingers). He also carried with him a dictionary and a book of synonyms and antonyms. He wrote two autobiographies, published essays and book reviews, and also wrote tons of letters. When asked if he wrote Swing That Music,
he said..."it might not have been a literary masterpiece, but every word of it was my own, so I can read it and understand it." He once wrote to his manager Joe Glaser: "I personally
think that it is imperative
that you do it.....Damn....That's a big ass woid."