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The American Language: an inquiry into the development of English in the United States. Fourth Edition (corrected, enlarged, rewritten)

By H.L. Mencken

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 9 3/4" tall, xxix + 769 pages, black cloth. A very good, genearally clean, neat hard cover with moderate exterior shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, but paper lightly yellowed.

$12.50

Modern American Usage: a guide

By Wilson Follett; edited and completed by Jacques Barzun with Carlos Baker, Frederick Dupee, Dudley Fitts, James D. Hart, Phyllis McGinley, Lionel Trilling

New York, New York: Hill & Wang, 1968. Hardcover--cloth. Near fine/near fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 436 pages, gilt spine titles on brown cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover edition with little shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket.

$9.50

Meaning and the Structure of Language

By Wallace L Chafe

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near fine/very good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, viii + 360 pages, silver titles on blue cloth; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear over all; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good lightly soiled and edge worn dust jacket, with the original price.

$9.50

Cenere : romanzo

By Grazia Deledda

Milano, Italy: Fratelli Treves, 1979. Original Wraps. Good. Italian text. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, 322 pages plus 16 ads; stiff wraps. A good, soft coveroverall with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, chipping at the back strip top and bottom; hinges and bindingsolid; paper moderately yellowed.

$9.50

A L'Ombre d'un Grand Coeur (Souveniers d'un collaboration) avec nombreuses letters inedites d' Emile Zola

By Alfred Bruneau

Paris, France: Bibliotheque - Charpentier, 1932. Pictorial Wraps. Good. French language text. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, 235 pages, original yellow printed wraps. A good, clean, sturdy softcover edition over all, back stip chipping at spine ; binding solid paper moderately yellowed,

$19.00

Journal d'un Simple Soldat; Guerre - Captivite 1914 - 1915

By Gaston Riou; preface d'Ed. Herriot; dessins Jean Heles

Paris, France: Librairie Hachette, 1916. Pictorial Wraps. Good. French language text. Duodecimo, 7 1/3" tall, 249 pages, originalgray printed wraps. A good, clean, sturdy softcover edition over all, back stip chipping at spine ; binding solid paper moderately yellowed,

$19.00

Correspondance de Jean-Baptiste Rousseau et de Brossette; Tome I: 1715 - 1729; tome II: 1729 - 1741 (Societe des Textes Francais Modernes) [two volumes]

By Jean-Baptiste Rousseau and Brossette; introduction by Paul Bonnefon

Paris, France: Societe Nouvelle / Edouard Cornely, 1910-1911. Stiff Printed Wraps. Very Good. French language text. 2 vols. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, vol. 1: xv + 307 ; vol. 2: 312 pages, original gray printed wraps. A very good, clean, sturdy softcover edition over all, back strip chipping at spine ; binding solid paper moderately yellowed.

$19.00

Beginning Norwegian: a grammar and reader

By Einar I. Haugen

New York, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1937]. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Originally published in 1937. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 214 pages, map endpapers, black titles on blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover edition edition over all with moderate shelf wear ; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white with light foxing to the fore-edges. Without dust jacket.

$12.50

Extinct Languages (Entzifferung Verschollener Schriften und Sprachen)

By Johannes Friedrich; translated by Frank Gaynor

New York, New York: Philosophical Library, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Very Good -. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 182 pages, gray cloth. A very good, clean, hardcover with minor shelf wear and rubbing; hinges and binding solid, paper clean and cream white but with foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers. In a very good minus, moderately worn dust jacket with slight chipping at the fold edges and rubbing, with original price clipped.

$9.50

I Stand Corrected

By William Safire

New York, New York: Times Books, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good + / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 468 pages, blue quarter-cloth. A very good plus, clean, neat hardcover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, but a remainder mark on the bottom fore-edge and a price sticker stain on the front endpaper. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket, with the original price.

$6.50

The Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown with Notes (new edition, revised)

By J.T. Champlin

Boston, Massachusetts: James Munroe & Co, 1854. Decorative Cloth. Good -. With previous owner's bookplate. Text in Greek, notes in English. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 264 pages, brown embossed cloth. Interior good, generally clean with a few minor pencil marks, internal binding solid, paper moderately yellowed, BUT exterior is fair only, with large pieces missing from the back strip top and bottom, corners worn through to boards.

$9.50

Language: an introduction (Sproget)

By Louis Hjelmslev; Francis J. Whitfield (translation)

La Crosse: University of Wisconsin, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xiii + 144 pages, purple cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover limited edition with little shelf wear, but some discoloration from foxing to the exterior cloth and foxing in the gutter of the endpapers. In a very good dust jacket with light edge wear and surface soiling.

$19.75

ETC.: A Review of General Semantics; volume twenty-five (XXV, 25), number FOUR (4); December, 1968. The Windows and Scenery of Literary Study (Matthews); Semantics Exorcised (Roth); I was S.I. Hayakawa for the F.B.I. (Ristau), etc

By S. I. Hayakawa (editor); Jack Matthews, Mary Jane Morrow Roth, Weller Embler, Harland Ristau, et al

San Francisco, California: San Francisco State, 1966. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Single original issue. Duodecimo, 7 1/4" tall, pages 387 to 512, stiff illustrated paper wraps. A very good, clean, soft cover with moderate shelf wear and light yellowing to paper.

$7.50

A Short Dictionary of Languages (Teach Yourself Books)

By D. S. Parlett

London, England: The English Universities Press, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/8" tall, 154 pages, blue boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket, price clipped.

$7.50

Comparative Linguistics (Teach Yourself Books)

By Robert Lord

London, England: The English Universities Press, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/8" tall, 266 pages, blue boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white BUT some ocassional pencil underlinings and a previous owner's name penned on the front endpaper. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket, price clipped.

$12.50

A Parser and Analyzer for Beginners with Diagrams and Suggestive Pictures

By Francis A. March

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -. Duodecimo, 6 3/4" tall, vi + 88 pages, gilt titles on brown cloth. A very good minus, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light, corners rubbed and frayed, hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed.

$12.50

The American Language: an inquiry into the development of English in the United States. Supplement Two

By H. L. Mencken

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Single vol. Octavo, 9 3/4" tall, xiii + 890 pages + xliii, gilt titles on black cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, but paper cream white with some foxing to the fore-edges. In a very good , moderately worn dust jacket, lightly soiled with the price clipped.

$12.50

Contes Americains ; premiere serie: Jessie Graham; Alice Scott; Helene Leslie

By Miss Mac Intosh (Marie Jane MacIntosh) ; Mme. R. Dionis (editor); illustrations by E. Bayard

Paris, France: Librairie Hachette, 1865. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Sold as a reading copy only of this scarce antebellum American author. Text in French. 12mo, 7" tall, 341 pages with black and white intertextual illustrations, quarter-cloth over marbled boards. A good copy overall, cover worn and chipped at all edges, front endpaper out, interior paper reasonably supple, lightly yellowed, and still quite readable BUT dampstained throughout with scattered foxing .

$45.00

The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis with a literal interlineal translation, on the Hamiltonian System. With Life of Juvenal; the the use of schools and private learners

By Decimus Junius Juvenalis; translated by Hiram Corson; William Gifford (biography)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Charles Desilver, 1868. First Edition. Quarter-leather--decorative boards. Good +. 12mo, 7 2/3" tall, 253 pages + [ 59 ] ads, gilt spine titles decorative quarter-leather over maroon cloth; a good + original hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing, fore-corner tips through to boards, but the worst defect is a dampstaining to the bottom fore-edge which is visible to that margin throughout (does not affect text); hinges and binding sturdy, paper lightly yellowed with minor scattered foxing.

$45.00

Dictionary of "Kan-Ji" or Japanese Characters

By P. M. Suski

Los Angeles / London: The Science Society / Kegan, Paul, 1928. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. This copy has a label for P. D. and Ione Perkins of South Pasadena and the date 1942 affixed over the publisher's names. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, [ x ] + 233 pages, gilt titles on green cloth. A very good, clean, neat original hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Lacking dust jacket.

$28.50

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