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The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief
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The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief

By Connor, Alan

New York: Gotham Books. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2014. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 191 pp. .

$10.00

The Art of Spelling: The Madness and the Method
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The Art of Spelling: The Madness and the Method

By vos Savant, Marilyn

New York: W.W. Norton. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2000. 2nd prt.. hardcover. 8vo, 204 pp. .

$5.00

Chinese Calligraphy - From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters
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Chinese Calligraphy - From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters

By Fazzioli, Edoardo

New York: Abbeville. Fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. 1987. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 251 pp., With calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. .

$10.00

Glossary of Semiotics
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Glossary of Semiotics

By Colapietro, Vincent M.

New York: Paragon House. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1993. 1st. hardcover. 12mo, 212 pp. .

$15.00

Studies In Words (Second Edition)

By Lewis, C.S.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Nearly fine copy. 1996. 2nd ed.. softcover. 8vo, 343 pp. .

$7.50

Japanese Alphabet: The 48 Essential Characters
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Japanese Alphabet: The 48 Essential Characters

By Mandel, Gabriele

New York: Abbeville. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2008. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 148 pp., Foreword by Isao Hosoe. .

$15.00

Dictionary of American Proverbs

By Kin, David (editor)

New York: Philosophical Library. Fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. 1955. reprint. hardcover. 8vo, 286 pp., Preface by Mark Van Doren. .

$10.00

Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English

By Hughes, Geoffrey

Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1991. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 283 pp., The Language Library series. .

$12.50

Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish
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Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish

By Katz, Dovid

New York: Basic Books. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2004. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 430 pp. .

$15.00

Laughter in Interaction
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Laughter in Interaction

By Glenn, Phillip

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Fine copy. 2003. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 190 pp., Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics series. .

$20.00

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation
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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

By Shea, Ammon

New York: Perigee. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2014. Later prt.. hardcover. 8vo, 255 pp. .

$12.50

Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin

By Ostler, Nicholas

New York: Walker & Co.. Fine copy. 2007. 1st. softcover. 8vo, 382 pp. .

$10.00

Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution
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Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution

By Lieberman, Philip

New York: W.W. Norton. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1998. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 192 pp. .

$10.00

Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day
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Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day

By Jack, Albert

New York: HarperCollins. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2006. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 256 pp. .

$10.00

Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning
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Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning

By Steinmetz, Sol

New York: Random House Reference. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2008. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 272 pp. .

$7.50

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: A Modern Selection

By Johnson, Samuel; E.L. Adam, Jr. & George Milne (editors)

New York: Pantheon Books. Nearly fine copy. 1981. 1st. softcover. 8vo, 465 pp. .

$7.50

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition)
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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition)

By Meltzer, Peter E.

New York: W.W. Norton. Fine copy. 2010. 2nd ed.. softcover. Tall 8vo, 672 pp. .

$10.00

How Languages Are Learned (Revised Edition)
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How Languages Are Learned (Revised Edition)

By Lightbown, Patsy M. & Nina Spada

Oxford: Oxford University Press. Fine copy. 2003. Later prt.. softcover. 8vo, 192 pp., Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers series. .

$5.00

Yiddish: A Nation of Words
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Yiddish: A Nation of Words

By Weinstein, Miriam

South Royalton: Steerforth Press. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2001. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 303 pp. .

$10.00

A Little Book of Language
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A Little Book of Language

By Crystal, David

New Haven: Yale University Press. Fine copy. 2010. 1st. softcover. 8vo, 260 pp. .

$5.00

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