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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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 850603437X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

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The Drum: Australian Character and Slang with dictionary of Australian Slang

By: BAKER, Sidney J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Currawong Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.: 1965

Stock No.: 60645

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated third impression, 1965. In this work, the author wittily examines the character and quirks of the Australian people. Includes a dictionary of slang terms in common use in Australia. --- In full red textured paper covers with gilt-stamped spine titling. Red and white jacket with drawing of two men on cover. --- Interior markings consist of small inked check-marks on a list comparing American and Aussie terms, discreet inked check-marks on perhaps as many as 12 page... View more info

Familiar Quotations

By: BARTLETT, John

Price: $12.00

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

Stock No.: 41102

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0316082775

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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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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

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0517161362

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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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Chaucer and the Medieval Book

By: BOYD, Beverly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [San Marino, California], The Huntington Library: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82020

ISBN: 0873280601

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


First edition. A collection of material related to the manuscripts and early printed books at the time of Geoffrey Chaucer during the late Middle Ages. The work of William Caxton, first publisher of books in English, is also detailed along with authors other than Chaucer. With numerous black & white illustrations depicting early printed items and facsimiles of pages and artwork. With appended reference material, bibliography and index. --- In full blue cloth-covered boar... 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

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0060972300

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0517177846

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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

ISBN: 067352132x

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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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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

ISBN: 0525951148

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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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The Complete Plain Words

By: GOWERS, Sir Ernest

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, David R Godine Publisher: 1988

Stock No.: 60529

ISBN: 087923850X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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, though covers are somewhat curled.; 60529; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxiv, 288 pages View more info

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Trollope and His Illustrators

By: HALL, N. John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78604

ISBN: 0333262972

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 art 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 bibli... 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

ISBN: 0670290734

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0688082815

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0374166757

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

ISBN: 068482499X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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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Steel-engraved Book Illustration in England

By: HUNNISETT, Basil

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1980

Stock No.: 74693

ISBN: 0879233222

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0198601735

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0965021920

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 019214183X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0670804673

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 089879658X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0877790337

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Fair


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

ISBN: 0785818251

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0312272081

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

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Cargoes for Crusoes

By: OVERTON, Grant

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/Boston, Appleton & Company/George H. Doran/Little, Brown, and Company: 1924

Stock No.: 76528

Condition: 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... View more info

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An Everyman Anthology, of Excerpts Grave and Gay from Everyman's Library to Celebrate its Diamond Jubilee MCMLXVI (Everyman's Library #663)

By: PRIESTLEY, J. B. (introduction)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1966

Stock No.: 82109

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A special collection of excerpts taken from the pages of the Everyman's Library series over its first 60 years of publication. This anthology in a special binding, with unique endpapers and spine ornamentation. Includes an introduction by J. B. Priestley. Indexed. --- A possible first edition, but not so stated or indicated. In full green cloth with titling in gilt on maroon spine block; and with gilt spine decorations. Jacket features detail from a painting by Rachel Ru... View more info

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Cassell's Italian Dictionary: Italian-English / English-Italian (Thumb indexed)

By: REBORA, Piero

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: [c.1970s-80s]

Stock No.: 80595

Condition: 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 textbl... View more info