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

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: São Paulo, Brazil, Melhoramentos: 1993

Stock No.: 60043

ISBN: 850603437X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A compact Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese dictionary; ideal for the traveler to Brazil or Portugal. Includes pronunciation keys, lists of irregular verbs, tables of English and American measures. A sound, tightly-bound copy measuring 3" wide x 4.4" tall.; 60043; 32mo - over 4" - 5" Tall; 665 pages 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 pages, and a prior bookseller's inked price to the front free endpaper. Some light dampstains to cover; overall book is in great ... View more info

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The Bookworm's Big Apple: A Guide to Manhattan's Booksellers

By: BARILE, Susan Paula

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1994

Stock No.: 70038

ISBN: 0231084951

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A guide to the booksellers of Manhattan, as of the publication date of 1994. Each listing includes information about the specialties of the particular bookseller. Includes specialty sellers, such as Asian or Science. Sadly, many of these businesses are no longer operating in the 21st century. --- In stiff wraps with image of bookish street scene to cover. --- With inked underlinings and some annotations, and with curled cover corners; else a clean copy. ; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall ; 234 pages 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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Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Art

By: BOWER, Donald E.

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Flagstaff, Arizona, Northland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82576

ISBN: 0873581490

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition of a biography of Fred A. Rosenstock (1895-1986), a Denver-based antiquarian bookseller, collector, and dealer in books and fine art. The author traces Mr. Rosenstock's life, from birth in present-day Ukraine to his lengthy career as a bookseller in Denver. Much of the text was taken from interviews with the subject. Includes several black & white photos, and a color frontis photographic portrait of Mr. Rosentock. With a foreword by Frank Waters and a preface by the author. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in silver foil; blue endpapers. Unclipped jacket... 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 boards with cover and spine titling in black. Dust jacket with reproduction of frontis illustration from the first of Caxton's pu... 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 yellowing to leaves, pencilings to textblock edges, interior is clean, firm and unmarked. Jacket with plenty of tears and ch... View more info

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Collins Spanish Gem Dictionary, Spanish-English : English-Spanish

By: BROWN, R. F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Stock No.: 79904

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


1962 reprint of the 1957 edition of the reliable Collins Gem Spanish dictionary. Measuring 3 in. wide x 4.5 in. tall, it is an ideal size for pocket or purse. --- In flexible brown softcovers. With creases to a leaf or two and minor chafing to covers, else a solid, fully functional copy.; 32mo (4 to 5 in. tall); 768 pages 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 notes and reference material. --- In pale blue cloth covered boards with spine titling in black. Jacket titling superimposed o... 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

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The Game of Words

By: ESPY, Willard R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House: 1987

Stock No.: 41245

ISBN: 0517177846

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


From the jacket flap: "Infinitely varied examples of the agony, ecstasy, freakishness and fun of the English language which will warm the hearts, prick the minds and stir the risibilities of rhymesters, punsters, scholars, schoolboys, slangers, wallflowers, wits and wordgamers." The author has a lot of fun showing the reader the many ways wordplay can be used in the English language, with dozens of riddles, puzzles and other word-related fun. --- In full tan leather-look paper-covered boards. Titling to spine in blue foil, wrapped in typographic jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bou... View more info

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Aspects of the Novel (Uniform Pocket Editions of E. M. Forster's Works)

By: FORSTER, E. M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1953

Stock No.: 83175

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


In lectures delivered "under the auspices" of Trinity College, Cambridge by E. M. Forster in 1927, the noted author dissects key characteristics in the creation of a novel. He explores essential elements such as characters and plotting; but also less clear-cut aspects such as prophecy, pattern and rhythm. First published in 1927, this reprint edition is dated 1953. An entry in publisher's series "Uniform Pocket Editions of E. M. Forster's Works". --- A compact work in full teal green cloth-covered boards with author initials to cover & titling to spine, both in gilt. Simple jac... 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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Bookworms: Great Writers and Readers Celebrate Reading

By: FURMAN, Laura; STANDARD, Elinore (editors)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1997

Stock No.: 70047

ISBN: 0786703954

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In this work, the pleasures of reading are described by noted writers, such as Jane Austen, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Virginia Woolf and many others. Their thoughts are expressed in the form of letters, diaries, plays, books and other writings. --- In pale grey stiff wraps with flaps. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish.; 70047; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xxvi, 323 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 bibliogical data. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In full brown cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling, gree... View more info

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A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast (Americans-Discover-America series)

By: HARTING, Emilie C.

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 70042

ISBN: 0688082815

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A tour of places of literary interest such as homes, museums and monuments in eleven states in the northeast United States. Arranged by town and state, with index of authors and literary figures. Includes a section of black & white photos. An entry in publisher's Americans-Discover-America series. --- In stiff 'travelflex' wraps with color photo of Washington Irving's Sunnyside estate in Tarrytown, New York to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish but with red stain to textblock top edge.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 218 pages 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: $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 retailer's sticker to back cover and a little curling to cover edges.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 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 on the sometimes disparaged steel engraving, which became common in the 19th century. Special attention is paid to the early h... 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 papermakers in and around Philadelphia. Other early papermakers are profiled in regions of the infant nation, with each chapter d... 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

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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

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language

By: McARTHUR, Tom (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 50659

ISBN: 019214183X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Per the jacket flap, this hefty reference work is a ". . .cornucopia covering virtually every aspect of the English language as well as language in general." Arranged encyclopedia-style, in alphabetical order by topic; and with a few scattered illustrations. With Index of Persons at rear of volume. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in dark blue cloth, with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket features abstract color painting to cover. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking noticeable damages. Jacket with serial number from private library taped to spine, else un... View more info

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The Story of English (A Companion to the PBS Television Series)

By: McCRUM, Robert; CRAN, William; MacNEIL, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking: 1986

Stock No.: 60057

ISBN: 0670804673

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In this work, the English language is traced from its origins to its modern state, with a look at dialects and famed authors and users. With numerous color and black & white illustrations, paintings and a few maps. A companion volume to a television series that ran on American public television. --- In an oversize softcover edition, with color images from the interior to front cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, unmarked and tightly bound but with slight curling to cover edges.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 384 pages 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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Webster's Standard American Style Manual

By: MORSE, John M. (editor)

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


In this ideal reference for the writer, this work provides guidance in the use of "punctuation, capitalization, and other conventions of the written word." Topics covered include proper use of numbers, use of tables and illustrations, design & topography and composition, printing and binding, and more. --- In maroon leather-look paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Jacket also in maroon. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and lacking damages worthy of note. Jacket with small tears to edges, price sticker to front panel, serial number from private library taped... 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 jacket. --- A clean, unmarked copy. Some fingerprints to covers, & tears to title block on cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

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Getting Along in Spanish: A Holiday Magazine Language Book

By: PEI, Mario; VAQUERO, Eloy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 41006

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated first edition. A compact work for the English-speaking traveler to Spanish speaking lands and areas. With translations of common phrases from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English, basic Spanish grammar and a simple list of words and translations. Includes a world map with Spanish speaking areas highlighted. An entry in publisher's series: "A Holiday Magazine Language Book." --- In orange and black cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in either black or orange to cover and spine. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket with small chips and cre... 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 Ruysch. Everyman's Library #663. --- With prior owner's signatures to front endpapers, bookseller price sticker to front paste-... View more info

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How to Write: Advice and Reflections

By: RHODES, Richard

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82301

ISBN: 0688140955

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A first printing of the award-winning author's book of advice and observations about the writer's craft. Mr. Rhodes has written novels and non-fiction works, as well as several articles. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Price, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. Signed by Richard Rhodes on half title page. --- In beige paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Eric Baker-designed jacket with out-of-focus lines from a manuscript. --- An about Fine copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped dust jacket also in excellent condition.... View more info

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The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated

By: ROSTEN, Leo; BUSH, Lawrence (revisor)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Three Rivers Press: 2001

Stock No.: 79417

ISBN: 0609806920

Condition: 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 View more info

The Gift of Language (formerly entitled "The Gift of Tongues")

By: SCHLAUCH, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1955

Stock No.: 70474

ISBN: 0486202437

Condition: 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 View more info