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The Winston Dictionary for Home School and Office

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelpha, The John C. Winston Company: 1956

Stock No.: 81607

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This relatively compact (5.5 in. wide x 8 in. tall) dictionary provides essential definitions, as in use in the mid-20th century. With black & white illustrations throughout; and a few color plates. --- In fancy brown padded leatherette with image of a man in study on cover with "Words are your tools" caption, gift recipients' names in gilt on front, titling in brown on cover and spine; stippled page edges. Volume lacks a dust jacket, probably as issued. --- A... View more info

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The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference

By: BARNES-SVARNEY, Patricia (editorial director)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1995

Stock No.: 76439

ISBN: 0028604032

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A useful treasury of scientific facts. Loaded with diagrams, tables, and charts showing the 'most frequently sought information in every field of science. A clean, bright, unmarked copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 668 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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The Law Revolt: Volume 1- Criminal

By: BELLI, Melvin M.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Belleville, Illinois, Trial Lawyers Service Co.: 1968

Stock No.: 77601

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Volume I only of a two-volume set. Noted flamboyant trial lawyer's summary of numerous notable cases in which he clarifies various points of law. With legal citations. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with author image and titling in gilt, and published on heavy, high-gloss papers. Jacket with b&w photo of the author on front. --- With black specks at endpapers; else a bright copy. Jacket with quite a bit of rubbing; otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" ta... 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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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 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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Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant, Improved and Enlarged, Being a Plain Practical System of Arithmetic, Adapted to the United States.

By: DABOLL, Nathan

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Utica, New York, Gardiner Tracy: 1841

Stock No.: 82423

Condition: Fair


A well worn 1841 copy of this early 19th century reference, which debuted in 1800. This text was used to instruct the student in the use of multiple forms of mathematics, such as fractions, currency reduction, annuities and interest among many of other topics. With appended section of rules for calculating interest and rebates and a separate short work entitled "The Practical Accountant. . .Best Method of Book Keeping" by Samuel Green. --- This compact edition in... View more info

Introduction to German

By: Diez, Max

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1937

Stock No.: 70529

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Pub date 1934 Nice copy of very hard to find volume. In full red cloth with pencillings throughout. Inkings frt pgs. Book is solid and tight. German entries in Gothic typeface. ; LK50192; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Family Handyman Helpful Hints : Quick & Easy Solutions / Time-Saving Tips / Tricks of the Trade

By: Digest, Reader's

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Readers Digest: 1995

Stock No.: 71415

ISBN: 0895776170

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No DJ. Compilation of various household repair solutions, with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams. Excellent reference for the home do-it-yourselfer. In nice shape, with pictorial covers. ; Family Handyman; 1.16 x 9.09 x 9.07 Inches; 384 pages 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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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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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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A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales (Second Edition)

By: KING, Dean; HATTENDORF, John B.; ESTES, J. Worth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Owl Books/Henry Holt and Company: 1997

Stock No.: 70001

ISBN: 0805051163

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Includes hundreds of words (arranged alphabetically) and many illustrations to clarify the many seagoing terms used by Patrick O'Brian in his much-admired Aubrey/Maturin series. With chronology of the Napoleonic Wars at rear of volume. A clean, firm, bright copy lacking obvious damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 486 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 New Encyclopedia of the American West

By: LAMAR, Howard R. (editor)

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1998

Stock No.: 75896

ISBN: 0300070888

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A comprehensive work, with thousands of alphabetically arranged entries on varied aspects of the West, including history, topography, famous people, places, events, articles, writers, gunslingers, outlaws, Indian tribes, mountain men, ghost towns, forts, missions; with cross-references and full index. With hundreds of maps and illustrations. --- A hefty volume, in black quarter cloth and orange paper-... View more info

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The North America Spelling Book Conformed to Worcester's Dictionary: With a Progressive Series of Easy Reading Lessons

By: LEONARD, L. W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Keene, New Hampshire, G. & G. H. Tilden: 1846

Stock No.: 77471

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A rather beat-up spelling book from the 19th century. In paper-covered boards with leather back. Includes quite a number of small engraved illustrations. Covers are very heavily worn and chafed with no visible titling on cover or spine; textblock is firm, though with tears, some soiling and foxing. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 180 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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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

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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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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

Cassell's Italian Dictionary Italian-English, English-Italian

By: REBORA, Piero; GUERCIO, Francis M. ; HAYWARD, Arthur L.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London/new York, Cassell & Co. /Macmillan Publishing: 1978

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 71506

ISBN: 0025225405

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


"It takes its dignified place in the Cassell series, that fountainhead and model of 'modern lexicography'," said Le Lingue del Mondo. Full-size, thumb-indexed volume [but w/10 of 20 thumb index glue-in letter tabs missing], in great shape. In full green leatherette covers w/; interior clean and bright; w/no dust jacket; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1096 pages View more info

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The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music

By: SADIE, Stanley; LATHAM, Alison (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co Inc: 1988

Stock No.: 81815

ISBN: 0393026205

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to music. With 10,000 entries on composers, instruments, terms, performers, institutions, major works and other aspects of musicology. --- This hefty work in navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with images of instruments and music. --- A clean, unmarked, bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket in excellent condition. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.... View more info

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Dictionary of Word Origins

By: Shipley, Joseph T.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1945

Stock No.: 72361

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Smaller Classical Dictionary (Everyman's Library "flatback" style 1 binding)

By: SMITH, Sir William; BLAKENEY, E. H. (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1910

Stock No.: 81565

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An encyclopedic collection of brief descriptions of Gods, places, mythological figures and other notable facts from ancient Greece and Rome, in an Everyman's Library edition. This is a revision of Sir William Smith's Classical Dictionary by E. H. Blakeney. With a preface by Blakeney and with a series of black & white images on plates, along with a couple of maps of ancient Rome and Athens, at back of book. An entry in Everyman's Library Reference series. --- In flatback ... View more info

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Handy Dictionary of the English and Spanish Languages

By: Wessely, Girones, Tolhausen and Payn (Kirkpatrick, F.A.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McKay & Co.: N.D.

Stock No.: 71502

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Compact, undated Spanish-English translator in a nice copy. With usage notes. In full red covers w/edgewear. Interior clean and unmarked. Dust jacket chipped at edges, now in removable mylar protector. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 450 pages View more info

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Junior Classic French Dictionary: French-English and English-French (The Junior Classic Series)

By: WESSELY, J. E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Follett Publishing Company: 1936

Stock No.: 31102

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A functional French-English translator, presenting translations going both ways. Stated Revised 1933 Edition. Back matter includes geographical and Christian names in both languages, table of irregular verbs. --- In full dark red textured cloth-covered boards with titling in black on yellow cover and spine blocks. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firmly bound copy though with minor wear to cover edges.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall) ; 272 pages View more info

Burt's French-English and English-French Dictionary in Two Parts

By: WESSELY, J. E. ; Tolhausen, L. ; PAYN, George; HEYMANN, M. Eug.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company:

Stock No.: 71119

Condition: 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 View more info

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Sachworterbuch Der Literatur

By: Wilpert, Gero von

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Germany, Kroner: 1969

Edition: Fifth Printing

Stock No.: 72507

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


German language dictionary of literature; in an excellent copy. In full light blue cloth covers; interior clean & unmarked. Just jacket yellowed at edges and with chips & sm tears along upper edge; otherwise intact. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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The Blue Book of Good English

By: WOODS, George B.; STRATTON, Clarence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company for Nelson Doubleday, Inc.: 1932

Stock No.: 80797

Condition: 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 pen... View more info

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The New Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference

By: WRIGHT, Carroll D. (editor-in-chief)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Springfield, Massachusetts, The King-Richardson Company: 1910

Stock No.: 81363

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This hefty almanac-style work presents a compendium of facts which were "authentic, comprehensive and Up-to-date" when first published. A wide variety of topics are covered, from language, history and government to science, "useful arts" and education. A few color plates are scattered through the volume. --- In full green ribbed cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. --- With tears and chafing to edges of covers, slight yellowing to leaves ... View more info