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Cassell's New French Dictionary -- French-English and English-French

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company:

Stock No.: 41176


Probably the 1930 Edition edited by Ernest Baker and Frank H. Vizetelly but impossible to certify as title page has been removed from this otherwise clean, tight copy. Contains pronunciation key, verb tables, abbreviation explanation. 438 pgs., xxiv. Poss. nail polish residue back cover, prev. owner's inked info. frt. pastedown.; 41176; Octavo View more info

Michaelis Minidicionario Ingles Portugues , Portugues Ingles (English-Portuguese Dictionary)

By: N/A

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Melhoramentos: 1993

Stock No.: 60043


Compact Portuguese-English dictionary; ideal for the traveller to Brazil or Portugal. Solid and tight, 665 pgs. 4.4" high x 3" wide.; 60043; 32mo - over 4" - 5" Tall View more info

Familiar Quotations

By: BARTLETT, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1955

Stock No.: 41102


The definitive source for looking up quotations. Sorted by date and author, with extensive index of authors and of key words for the quote one might be looking for. 1614 pg., xxxiv. In full green cloth. Beginnings of crack at front of book but not broken through, else in fine shape. Prev. owner's rubber stampings ffep.; 41102; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

By: BARTLETT, John; KAPLAN, Justin (General editor)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1992

Edition: Sixteenth Edition; Second Printing

Stock No.: 72403


Essential, hefty go-to reference allows searches both by author and by individual words in the sought-after phrase. Clean, bright tight copy in full blue cloth covers. ; 2.3 x 10.1 x 7.9 Inches; 1472 pages View more info

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The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition A Bibliography and Essays

By: BECKHAM, Stephen Dow (essays); ERICKSON, Doug; SKINNER, Jeremy; MERCHANT, Paul (bibliography)

Price: $64.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon U. S. A., Lewis & Clark College: 2003

Stock No.: 75902


A handsomely produced work, combining a bibliography body of writings concerning the expedition with essays on the subject by history professor Beckham. The famous 1803-1806 exploration of the Pacific Northwest by Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838) was undertaken at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson. This work offers numerous illustrations and photos; and includes a section of color plates. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with gilt le... View more info

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Bernstein's Reverse Dictionary

By: BERNSTEIN, Theodore; WAGNER, Jane (collaborator)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co.: 1976

Stock No.: 75149


Stated Fourth printing, 1976 on copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in gilt on cover and spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Author's unusual book is ideal for those who can't quite recall the right word in the right situation, e.g.: 'what's that term for clear, transparent, etc.?' Answer: limpid. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 276 pages View more info

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Webster's Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary

By: Books, Lorenz

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Gramercy Books: 1999

Stock No.: 73274


Sharp copy, ideal for everyday use. In brown paper covered boards. Faint discoloration, front free endpaper; otherwise clean, bright; sharp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

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The Flowering of New England 1815 - 1865 (Modern Library Giant #G57.1)

By: BROOKS, Van Wyck

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1942]

Stock No.: 80041


A Modern Library Giant reprint edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning literary history of New England, originally published in 1936. --- In Toledano spine G4 / charcoal cloth / gilt titling on navy spine blocks / gilt-stamped ML torchbearer on front cover & spine / publisher's dark blue topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gc / verso advertises 281 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1942 (though 1936 date appears in volume). ML #G57.1. --- With general... View more info

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Chaucer According to William Caxton: Minor Poems and Boece, 1478

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey (author); BOYD, Beverly (editor)

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas, Allen Press, Inc.: 1978

Stock No.: 82007


Three volumes of works by Geoffrey Chaucer were first published at William Caxton's press in 1478, and are offered here in this single volume. Per the jacket flap, Mr. Caxton was the English world's first printer. Selections edited by Beverly Boyd, who also has inscribed and signed this book on the front free endpaper thus; "July 19, 1979/For Noelle with warm regards/Beverly Boyd". With a frontis image of a leaf from Boece. Back matter includes several pages of n... View more info

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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

By: Cousin, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London/ New York, J.M. Dent/E.P. Dutton: 1942

Stock No.: 72826


Updated version of work first published 1910. In flexible full cloth violet covers w/discoloring, spine. Interior clean and unmarked; leaves very thin with wartime quality disclaimer, publisher's page. With publisher's violet topstain. Dust jacket with substantial chipping, large open tear at top rear corner (but torn away section is present). Now in removable mylar protector. Everyman's #449. ; Everyman's Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 456 pages View more info

In a Word

By: ERNST, Margaret S.; THURBER, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1989

Stock No.: 70484


Trade Paper. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trace the origins of everyday words and their often surprising original meanings. As new, but for 6 to 8 small indents back cover.; LK50147; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Game of Words, The

By: Espy, Willard R.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Bramhall House: 1995

Stock No.: 41245


Author has compiled numerous word puns, games, riddles, euphemisms and English language fun. Infinitely vaired exapmples of theagony, ecstasy, freakishness and fun of the English language. In dandy shape but for 1" tear top of frt. Cover. In Brodart. ; 41245; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Little, Brown Handbook

By: FOWLER, H. Ramsey; AARON, Jane E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harpercollins: 1997

Edition: Fifth Edition

Stock No.: 72039


Helpful stylebook for the writer in good copy. With prev owner's inked info on title page; otherwise clean, bright interior. In pictorial covers with bumped corners. No DJ. ; 1.6 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 822 pages View more info

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Word Origins and Their Romantic Stories

By: FUNK, Wilfred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.: 1950

Stock No.: 77808


The author presents some intriguing origins of English language words, sorted by category such as words conveying attitudes or emotions, words used at the dinner table, etc. --- In grey cloth-covered boards w/maroon titling and decorations on cover and spine; maroon topstain. --- A bright, clean, firm copy. Jacket is good, but spine is very sunned. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages View more info

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How to Buy a Love of Reading

By: GIBSON, Tanya Egan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 72360


Enjoyable novel puts the book at the center of the plot. In good shape, clean & unmarked inside; with bumped corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages View more info

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Denver Westerners Roundup Volume XXIX Number 6: A Comprehensive Index to Denver Westerners Brand Books (July-August, 1973)

By: GODFREY, George W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners: 1973

Stock No.: 81673


The July-August, 1973 issue of the monthly news bulletin of the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. This edition features George W. Godfrey's compilation of papers and authors appearing in the group's annual "Brand Books". The lists are sorted by both subject and author. The Roundup also includes book reviews and membership news for Posse Members of the Denver Westerners. --- A clean, bright copy in pale yellow, gloss stapled paper wraps.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. ta... View more info

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The Complete Plain Words

By: GOWERS, Sir Ernest

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, David R Godine Publisher: 1988

Stock No.: 60529


The author's famous work provides guidance for the proper usage of English, somewhat like the even more famous work by Henry Watson Fowler, 'A Dictionary of Modern English Usage', which Mr. Gowers is noted for editing. This edition revised by Sidney Greenbaum & Janet Whitcut; with an introduction by Joseph Epstein. --- A firm, clean, bright copy without markings. ; 60529; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxiv, 288 pages View more info

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Trollope and His Illustrators

By: HALL, N. John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78604


First edition (statement on copyright page: "First published 1980"). Dozens of extraordinary black & white illustrations that accompanied the many works of fiction by Anthony Trollope are combined in this volume. Includes works by John Everett Millais, Hablot Knight Brown (a/k/a "Phiz"), E. Taylor, Mary Ellen Edwards, George Housman Thomas, Marcus Stone and others. In this work, Trollope scholar N. John Hall combines the drawings with biographical and bib... View more info

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84, Charing Cross Road

By: HANFF, Helene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grossman Publishers: 1970

Stock No.: 81921


Stated second printing of Helen Hanff's memoir which consists of her twenty-year correspondence with the staff of a bookshop in London. A striking contrast emerges between Hanff, a sharp-tongued New York writer and the bookshop staff, who exhibit British propriety and formal discourse. --- In full rust cloth covers with postmark decor to covers (repeated on jacket); red topstain. Back of the jacket features a black & white photo of Marks & Co., the shop in question. --- ... View more info

A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast

By: Harting, Emilie C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Stock No.: 70042


Visit the homes of famous American east-coast writers; guide helps you get there. In top shape, retailer's sticker frt. cover; else fine.; 70042; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Greene on Capri A Memoir

By: Hazzard, Shirley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2000

Stock No.: 71330


Newish copy of memoir of author and famed author Graham Greene on Capri. With repro of artist Jakob Philipp Hackert's 'Capri: The Mount Solaro' on front cover. In excellent cond. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club: 1993

Stock No.: 79341


A book club edition of the author's memoir, published posthumously. From the flap of the jacket: ". . .these sketches of Ernest Hemingway's life as a young man in Paris from 1921 to 1926 constitute a luminous love letter to the the city. . .". During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. Includes a section of black and white plates showing people ... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: 1996

Stock No.: 79847


A paperback reprint edition of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published memoir of his early life in Paris in the 1920s. During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. With a section of black and white photos. --- In a trade paperback reprint edition with black & white photo of a Parisian café scene on cover. --- A firm, clean, unmarked copy though with re... View more info

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Ahn's French Primer

By: HENN, Dr P.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, E. Steiger Co.: [ca.1900]

Stock No.: 78556


Slender but comprehensive, undated turn-of-the-20th Century French primer. With basic words and simple phrases, interspersed with English translations. --- In olive paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's penciled notations at endpapers, else a firm, clean copy.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 53 pages View more info

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The Reader's Guide to Everyman's Library: 1971 Revised Edition (Everyman's Library #1889)

By: HOPPÉ, A. J. (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1971

Stock No.: 81807


Per the back cover, this work is useful ". . .as a quick-reference guide to the treasures of Everyman". The wide-ranging, eclectic nature of the Everyman's Library catalog is simplified here, with entries presented alphabetically by both title and by author. Also provided are names of editors, translators and writers of introductions. Entry 1889 in Everyman's Library paperback series. --- In red, gold and violet wraps with London street scene illustration on cove... View more info

Random House Webster's College Thesaurus

By: House, Random

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House Reference: 1997

Stock No.: 71446


User-friendly thesaurus in a sharp copy. In full blue covers w/ thumb indexes. Interior w/prev owner's rubberstamping, otherwise clean & tight. Dust jacket has minor scuffs & chafes; has orig $20.00 flap price unclipped. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 800 pages View more info

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Steel-engraved Book Illustration in England

By: HUNNISETT, Basil

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1980

Stock No.: 74693


Stated First U.S. Edition. In full bright blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on black block on spine. Interior bears numerous examples of steel engravings; as well as reproduced letters and published notices; leaves are of heavy, high-quality papers. With prior owner's signature, front pastedown; otherwise a clean, bright copy. Jacket with minor creases at edges, bears orig. $40 flap price and in removable archival mylar protector. --- Author's work focuses o... View more info

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Papermaking in Pioneer America

By: HUNTER, Dard

Price: $89.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 75705


First edition, 1952. In cream quarter cloth over rose paper-covered boards. Includes a section of b&w plates at rear of volume showing watermarks and workshops of early printers. --- With light fading to covers and a bit of soiling at title page; else a firm, clean, bright copy. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Mr. Hunter (1883-1966) was an expert on the subject of making paper by hand. His work begins with the origins of papermaking in China; and has emphasis on the early pape... View more info

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The Outlaws on Parnassus Delights and Devices of the Novel from Homer to Orwell

By: Kennedy, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1960

Stock No.: 71416


Minimal library markings in this 'defense of good stories.' Author takes a look at novels. In dust jacket protector; a good reading copy. ; Ex-Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 213 pages View more info

Dictionary of American Maxims

By: Kin, David (Editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library: 1955

Stock No.: 60560


Compendium, in alphabetic order by subject, of brief statements by noted Americans. In nice shape, in full light blue cloth. DJ scuffed. 597 pgs.; 60560; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Major New Edition

By: Knowles, Elizabeth

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2001

Stock No.: 72151


Orig published 1999, republished w/corrections 2001. Likely book club edition; in very good shape. Evidence of contact w/dampness, last few pages; very slightly stained on bottom edge. Otherwise clean & bright. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9-1/2" tall; 1152 pages View more info

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The Penguin Dictionary of American Usage and Style: A Readable Reference Book, Illuminating Thousands of Traps That Snare Writers and Speakers

By: LOVINGER, Paul W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Reference: 2000

Stock No.: 77542


A readable, useful guide to 'sensible and correct English for almost every conceivable uncertainty...'. In blue trade paperback: clean, bright and unmarked. Slight bit of wear to cover edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 491 pages View more info

The Oxford Companion to the English Language

By: McArthur, Tom (Editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 50659


Newish compilation of anything and everything to do with the English language. Sharp copy, in outstanding condition. 1184 pgs. Private library sticker lower DJ spine.; 50659; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Story of English

By: McCrum, Robert; Cran, William; MacNeil, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 1986

Stock No.: 60057


Nice copy of companion volume to the PBS series. Traces the English language from its origins to its modern state, with a look at dialects and famed authors and users. 384 pages with extensive photos throughout. In nice shape.; 60057; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Roget's Super Thesaurus: The Ultimate Thesaurus and Word-Finder

By: McCUTCHEON, Marc

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio U. S. A., Writers Digest Books: 1996

Stock No.: 77540


True to the title, this hefty work provides 'synonymns, antonymns, a quotation collection, and a word-find reverse dictionary'. Entries are arranged in an easy-to-find format. Softcover, in nice shape but with some scratches to textblock edges and light cover edge curling; otherwise clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 609 pages View more info

Webster's Standard American Style Manual

By: Merriam-Webster Inc

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Merriam-Webster, Inc.: 1985

Stock No.: 50660


Dictionary publisher's guide to "punctuation, catialization, and other conventions of the written word." In outstanding shape; DJ bears some very small tears. Book itself bright and solid and in full dark red leatherette. Private library sticker lower DJ spine.; 50660; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

You English Words: A Book About Them

By: MOORE, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delta: 1965

Stock No.: 70468


A witty look at the quirky nature of the English language. Bottom of spine scuffed and torn, pages yellowing; otherwise intact.; LK50130; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Haunted Bookshop

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey U. S. A., Castle Books: 2004

Stock No.: 73273


The classic tale of bookselling in a later reprint copy. With illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. Pubished in hardcover w/black paper covered boards. Interior pages bright and unmarked. Dust jacket in great shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages View more info

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English-Russian Dictionary

By: Muller, V.K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1951

Stock No.: 71065


No DJ. In full blue cloth covers, with minor outside hingewear. Blindstamped prev owner's info + retailers' price and sticker remnant ffep. Russian entries in Cyrillic script. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Insulting English

By: NOVOBATZKY, Peter; SHEA, Ammon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2001

Stock No.: 77660


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Compact little work offers lots of unusual, usually offensive, terms for the politically incorrect. A sequel the authors' 'Depraved English'. With many b&w illustrations. --- A bright, firm, clean copy in similar jacket.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 159 pages View more info