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Cargoes for Crusoes, OVERTON, Grant
41 OVERTON, Grant Cargoes for Crusoes
76528 New York/Boston Appleton & Company/George H. Doran/Little, Brown, and Company 1924 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated first printing, September 1924. The author imagines Robinson Crusoe, marooned on his desert island, discovering a sealed shipment of books featuring famous authors and reviewing them. This work serves as a useful guide to popular fiction of the early twentieth century. With 9 b&w plates with photos of the authors. Lists of works by authors and index at rear of volume. --- In bright blue cloth-covered boards with title blocks pasted to cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked copy. Some fingerprints to covers, & tears to title block on cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cassell's Italian Dictionary:  Italian-English / English-Italian (Thumb indexed), REBORA, Piero
42 REBORA, Piero Cassell's Italian Dictionary: Italian-English / English-Italian (Thumb indexed)
80595 New York Funk & Wagnalls [c.1970s-80s] Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A useful Italian-English translator, compiled by lexicographer Piero Rebora, who was assisted by Francis M. Guercio and Arthur L. Hayward. An entry in the respected Cassell's lineup of translators. --- Thumb indexed, in full textured paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations. Lacks a dust jacket. Volume bears 1967 date, but likely published c.1970s-80s. --- With dark dampstains to rear endpapers, boldly-written prior owner's name to lower textblock edge and slight cover soiling; otherwise a clean, sturdy copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxi, 1096 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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43 Ricks, Christopher; Micaels, Leonard The State of the Language
50481 Berkeley, Calif. U.S.A. University of California Press 1980 0520037634 / 9780520037632 Hard Cover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Essays and poems on the subject of the English language in a sharp, undamaged edition. Inked presentation remarks ffep.; 50481; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated, ROSTEN, Leo; BUSH, Lawrence (revisor)
44 ROSTEN, Leo; BUSH, Lawrence (revisor) The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated
79417 New York Three Rivers Press 2001 0609806920 / 9780609806920 Softcover Near Fine 
This delightful guide to the Yiddish language is also a guide to Judaism. Arranged alphabetically, the author provides endless tidbits, subtitles, quotations and asides about the words discussed and how they are used in contemporary Jewish life. This new edition completely revised and updated by Lawrence Bush, and with illustrations by R. O. Blechman. --- A softcover copy, with a small crease to cover corner, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxxii, 458 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion, ROSTENBERG, Leona; STERN, Madeleine
45 ROSTENBERG, Leona; STERN, Madeleine Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion
50536 New York Doubleday and Company 1997 038548514X / 9780385485142 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Third printing. A joint autobiography by the two late veteran antiquarian booksellers. In this work, they share details about their lives as booksellers and authors. With two sections of b&w photos; indexed. --- In brown and black paper-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with portrait of the authors on cover. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking apparent damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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46 SCHLAUCH, Margaret The Gift of Language (formerly entitled "The Gift of Tongues")
70474 New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1955 0486202437 / 9780486202433 Trade Paper Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Introduction to the science of language in a nice copy. Blue covers; faint edgewear.; LK50137; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Genealogical and Local History Books in Print Volume 2, SCHREINER-YANTIS, Netti
47 SCHREINER-YANTIS, Netti Genealogical and Local History Books in Print Volume 2
76842 Springfield, Virginia Genealogical Books in Print 1977 0891570195 / 9780891570196 Trade Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
[Genealogy] Author's supplement to her volume 1, which was issued in 1975. Stated second printing. Books and periodicals referenced are organized by U.S. state, and with a section of foreign genealogical works at the rear of volume. Also listed are lists of family genealogies and they are separately indexed. --- A clean, bright, firm trade paperback copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 412 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dictionary of Word Origins, Shipley, Joseph T.
48 Shipley, Joseph T. Dictionary of Word Origins
72361 Philosophical Library 1945 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Word derivations are investigated in depth in this engrossing work. In faded full pale blue cloth covers. Fading especially notable at spine and edges of volume. Interior clean and tight; no interior markings. ; 1.5 x 8.4 x 5.6 Inches; 430 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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For the Love of Books : 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most, Shwartz, Ron
49 Shwartz, Ron For the Love of Books : 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
31232 New York Grosset/Putnam 1999 0399144668 / 9780399144660 First Edition; First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Author gets 115 writers to talk about their favorite books. Ideal reading for the person who asks themselves, "what do I read next?" With full number line, publisher's page. DJ in mylar w/orig. $24.95 price unclipped. Exceptionally clean copy. ; 31232; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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50 Shwartz, Ronald B. For the Love of Books : 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
31194 New York, NY, U.S.A. Berkley Publishing Group 2000 0425172945 / 9780425172940 Trade Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
115 Celebrated writers, from Dave Barry to Kurt Vonnegut, recommend the books they love best. Nice copy, not flawed.; 31194 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents, TAYLOR, W. Thomas
51 TAYLOR, W. Thomas Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents
75876 Austin, TX W. Thomas Taylor 1991 0935072209 / 9780935072204 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
With an introduction by Larry McMurtry. Author details the theft (often from government offices) of old documents in Texas, as well as forgeries and how they were detected. Volume includes several b&w plates bearing images of falsified or stolen documents. --- In brown quarter cloth over tan paper-covered boards with old documents printed thereon. Gilt spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, firm copy with a bit of fading to frt. cover.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xix, 158 pages 
Price: 44.00 USD
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Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000 (In Hardcover, includes ML 1st Edition flyer), TOLEDANO, Henry
52 TOLEDANO, Henry Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000 (In Hardcover, includes ML 1st Edition flyer)
81256 San Francisco Books Etc. 1999 Hardcover New with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A hardcover edition of Mr. Toledano's indispensable guide. A must for any Modern Library collector, this guide to the reprinted classic works covers all varieties of editions of the ML series: traditional hardcovers, ML Giants, flex cloth, illustrated, paperback and 'modern' ISBN-style versions. With information about covers, Toledano spine numbers, designers, issuance numbers, pricing information, dating tips and dust jackets. Initially, the layout of this work can be baffling, but with use becomes indispensable to the collector, bookseller or scout. A brand new copy of this increasingly scarce work. --- Signed by author on half title page. Stated 2nd Revised Edition, 1999. With several pages of black & white photographs. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- Includes a copy of Mr. Toledano's "Modern Library First Editions: Quick DJ Guide", a compact guide, printed on both sides of a folded legal-size sheet, offering detail on the correct dust jacket that should be matched to particular Modern Library titles from 1917-2000. --- A brand-new, undamaged copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000 + Modern Library First Editions: Quick DJ Guide (Softcover book plus separate folded flyer), TOLEDANO, Henry
53 TOLEDANO, Henry The Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000 + Modern Library First Editions: Quick DJ Guide (Softcover book plus separate folded flyer)
81322 San Francisco Books, Etc. 1999 Softcover As New with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A new softcover edition of Mr. Toledano's indispensable guide, signed by the author on half title page. A must for any Modern Library collector, this guide to the reprinted classic works covers all varieties of editions of the ML series: traditional hardcovers, ML Giants, flex cloth, illustrated, paperback and 'modern' ISBN-style versions. With information about covers, Toledano spine numbers, designers, issuance numbers, pricing information, dating tips and dust jackets. Initially, the layout of this work can be baffling, but with use becomes indispensable to the collector or bookseller. --- Stated 2nd Revised Edition, 1999. With several pages of black & white photographs. Book cover in black, white and grey with images of various ML spines in black and white on cover. --- Includes a copy of Mr. Toledano's "Modern Library First Editions: Quick DJ Guide", a compact guide, printed on both sides of a folded legal-size sheet, offering detail on the correct dust jacket that should be matched to particular Modern Library titles from 1917-2000. --- A brand-new copy lacking damages.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 192 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 21.95 USD
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The Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000: Second Edition / Signed, Limited Edition (Includes ML 1st Edition flyer), TOLEDANO, Henry
54 TOLEDANO, Henry The Modern Library Price Guide 1917-2000: Second Edition / Signed, Limited Edition (Includes ML 1st Edition flyer)
81181 San Francisco Books Etc. 1999 Hardcover As New in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Number 29 in a limited edition of 100 signed, numbered copies of this special, collector's edition of Mr. Toledano's indispensable guide. This hardcover guide to the reprinted classic works covers all varieties of editions of the ML series: traditional hardcovers, ML Giants, flex cloth, illustrated, paperback and modern ISBN-style versions. With information about covers, Toledano spine numbers, designers, issuance numbers, pricing information, dating tips and dust jackets. Initially, the layout of this work can be baffling, but with use becomes indispensable to the collector, bookseller or scout. --- Stated 2nd Revised Edition, 1999. With several pages of black & white photographs. Jacket front & back, plus 2 pages at front of volume with color photos of various ML jackets. Book cover in black, white and grey with images of various ML spines in black and white on cover. Colorful jacket with images of Modern Library editions on front and back. Signed by the author on front limitation page. --- Includes author's separate Modern Library First Editions Quick DJ Guide which allows the browser at a retail store or sale to compare the issuance number and the jacket verso's listed number of volumes in the ML catalog in order to quickly ascertain whether or not a Modern Library volume is a first edition. --- A brand-new, undamaged copy. Jacket with slight rubbing, else nice and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves  The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, TRUSS, Lynne
55 TRUSS, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
75099 New York Gotham Books 2004 1592400876 / 9781592400874 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
29th printing. A bright, clean, crisp copy in like dust wrapper. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 209 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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56 Tulloch, Sara (compiler) The Oxford Dictionary of New Words: A Popular Guide to Words in the News
60463 Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1991 019869170X / 9780198691709 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Useful guide to newer words entering the English language in a sharp, newish copy. Orig. $19.95 DJ flap price unclipped.; 60463; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Handbook of English Literature, WATT, Homer A. & WATT, William W.
57 WATT, Homer A. & WATT, William W. A Handbook of English Literature
73955 New York Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1960 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
In green cloth-covered boards with decorations and lettering in black on cover and spine. Volume is firm and clean; with insignificant cover blemishes. With dictionary-style entries on noted English authors, as well as glossary of literary terms and chronological chart. A useful reference to the best-known of English authors. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 430 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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58 WESSELY, J. E. ; Tolhausen, L. ; PAYN, George; HEYMANN, M. Eug. Burt's French-English and English-French Dictionary in Two Parts
71119 New York A. L. Burt Company Hardcover Very Good 
Exceptionally nice copy of very old English-French dictionary. In dark red covers w/bright gilt lettering spine. Prev owner's ex libris marking frt free endpaper. Undated. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Edge of Meaning, WHITE, James Boyd
59 WHITE, James Boyd The Edge of Meaning
78580 Chicago University of Chicago Press 2001 0226894819 / 9780226894812 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The noted legal scholar's work examines the finer points of language and how we use it to shape our lives. Inscribed on front free endpaper, likely by the author. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket bears detail from Vermeer's "The Astronomer" on cover. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking apparent damages, in similar jacket. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 301 pages 
Price: 26.50 USD
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60 WHITTLESEY, Walter R.; SONNECK, O.G. Library of Congress Catalogue of First Editions of Stephen C. Foster (1826 -1864)
73604 Washington, D. C. U. S. Government Printing 1915 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Formerly property of the Wheeling Public Library, with array of rubberstampings and evidence of pocket removal, rear endpaper; & second owner’s bookplate, frt. pastedown. In maroon corrugated cloth-covered boards, measures 7 x 10. With edgewear, brittle pages & boards. Vol. tight and complete. With publisher index and first line index, rear. With article about Mr. Foster tipped in.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 79 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Literary England: Photographs of Places Made Memorable in English Literature, WILCOX, Richard (text); SCHERMAN, David E. (photos)
61 WILCOX, Richard (text); SCHERMAN, David E. (photos) Literary England: Photographs of Places Made Memorable in English Literature
76589 New York Random House 1944 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
With preface by Christopher Morley. The authors present famed spots in words and with b&w photos in England as described in well-known works. --- Somewhat yellowed leaves, otherwise clean and firm; with fading to gilt cover titling. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 214 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Modern Book Collecting, WILSON, Robert A.
62 WILSON, Robert A. Modern Book Collecting
74696 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1980 0394501144 / 9780394501147 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Edition, copyright page. In cream quarter cloth and yellow paper-covered boards with gilt decorations & titling. Dust jacket bears original $12.95 flap price with colorful Nell Blaine painting, cover. Slight chafing to jacket edges; else a clean, bright, firm copy. --- A comprehensive guide, providing insights into what to collect, bibliographies, first editions, sniffing out fakes, and many other useful aspects for the book collector. With appended auction, dealer, and collector club information. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Blue Book of Good English, WOODS, George B.; STRATTON, Clarence
63 WOODS, George B.; STRATTON, Clarence The Blue Book of Good English
80797 Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company for Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1932 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
In this attractive little work, the authors provide common-sense tips for good English usage and grammar. Topics range from good spelling to proper sentence formation and more. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Cover and leaf corners rounded; all edges stained in pale yellow and printed on buff-colored leaves. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- A previous owner has used her rubber stamp in perhaps as many as 5 locations and with pencilings here and there including an added sentiment to front free endpaper; else a clean, firm, nice copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall) ; 282 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Brontė Bibliography, Yablon, G.Anthony; Turner, John R.
64 Yablon, G.Anthony; Turner, John R. A Brontė Bibliography
73395 London/Westport, Conn. Ian Hodgkins & Co., Ltd./Meckler Books 1978 090646000X / 9780906460009 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Work chronicles references to the Brontės in books, monographs and other publications. In full navy cloth w/bright gilt lettering, cover & spine. Interior printed on quality ivory laid papers. Rear cover ever so slightly splayed. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 151 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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