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The English Gipsies and Their Language [ Gypsies ]
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The English Gipsies and Their Language [ Gypsies ]

By Leland, Charles G.

London: Trübner & Co., 1874 Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp xiii, 259. Withdrawn stamp impression of University of Keele to front free endpaper, and library stamping and accession marks to title-page. Otherwise good, in a library binding of turquoise cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Third Edition. Cloth. Fair/N/A.

$54.14

Chironomia; or a Treatise on Rhetorical Delivery:comprehending Many Precepts, Both Ancient and Modern, for the Proper Regulation of the Voice, the Countenance, and Gesture (&c.&c.)
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Chironomia; or a Treatise on Rhetorical Delivery:comprehending Many Precepts, Both Ancient and Modern, for the Proper Regulation of the Voice, the Countenance, and Gesture (&c.&c.)

By Austin, The Reverend Gilbert, A.M.

London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1806 ...the title continues:- "..Together with an Investigation of the Elements of Gesture, and A New Method for the Notation Thereof, Illustrated by Many Figures". Hardback, 220mm x 285mm tall (8.75" x 11.25" approx ). Pp xvi, 583 + (xvi) [Index & Errata], + 12 single-sided, multi-image plate leaves, one double-folding, showing over 150 postures and gesures for the body, the feet and the hands. The upper margin of the title-page bears the 1820 signature of Henry Alworth Merewether, whose many annotations grace the margins and text of the volume. Merewether, of Chancery Lane, (Fl. 1780-1864) was an Author, Barrister, Town Clerk of London and Sergeant-at-Law. Sound and tight, in a later binding of dark-brown half-leather with gilt spine title and gilt double-lined raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards.. First Edition. Half Leather & Marbled Boards. Good. 4to..

$473.69

A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity
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A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity

By Gyll, Gordon Willoughby James, Esq., of Wraysbury, Bucks.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1860 Hardback, 140mm x 278mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp ix, 388, plus Contents leaf and tipped-in Errata slip. Title-leaf printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal stamping &c. and a small chip to the lower free corner of the title leaf, otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Second Edition, Augmented and Revised. Decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$60.90

Gestures, Their Origins and Distribution SIGNED BY DESMOND MORRIS
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Gestures, Their Origins and Distribution SIGNED BY DESMOND MORRIS

By Morris, Desmond: Collett, Peter: Marsh, Peter; O'Shaughnessy, Marie

London: Jonathan Cape, 1979 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp xxiv, 296 with over 100 illustrations, diagrams and distribution maps. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/ gilt spine title and map endpapers, and with the slightly corner-rubbed but otherwise very good and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by Desmond Morris on the title-page. . Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Lge 8vo..

$101.51

A Philological Miscellany Presented to Eilert Ekwall [ Claes Schaar's copy ]
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A Philological Miscellany Presented to Eilert Ekwall [ Claes Schaar's copy ]

By Liljegren, S.B., & Melander, F [Editors ]

Uppsala: A.-B. Lundequistska Bokhandeln, 1942 Hardback, 155mm x 240mm tall (6" x 9.5" approx.). Pp (xvi), 253 + a b/w photo frontispiece. Uncommon. Very good, in a contemporary binding of half oatmeal buckram over buckram-effect paper covered boards, with gilt-on-black spine title-label., with the original grey paper front cover preserved. With the signature of the original owner to the half-title [Claes Schaar (1920-2012), Professor Emeritus who occupied the Chair of English Literature at Lund from 1965-1986. Signed by Claes Schaar. First Edition. Cloth & Boards. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Lge 8vo..

$60.90

Gadgets and Necessities. An Encyclopedia of Househiold Innovations
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Gadgets and Necessities. An Encyclopedia of Househiold Innovations

By Webb, Pauline & Suggitt, Mark [Pauline Webb & Mark Suggitt ]

Santa Barbara: AbC-CLIO, 2000 Hardback, 185mm x 260mm tall (7.25" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xxxviii, 377, with illustrations in b/w photo & line. Fine, in the original illustrated whilte laminated boards/blue & black titles. . First Edition, First Issue. Laminated, Illustrated Boards. Fine/No d/w.

$60.90

A Shorter English Serbo Croat Dictionary - Englesko Srpskohrvatski Recnik

By Ristic, Svetomir & Simic, Zivojin - Compilers

Beograd: Prosveta - Distributed by the Cambridge University Press, 1959 Hardback, 140mm 200mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx]. Pp xxx, 868. Paper stock toned as usual, otherwise very good, in the original light-grey cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, and with good dust-wrapper. Photograph/s and/or postal quote for this bulky volume provided on request.. First Edition. Cloth.

$60.90

Comparative Philology of the Old and New Worlds in Relation to Archaic Speech, Accompanied by Copious Vocabularies, Etc.

By Greg, R.P., F.S.A., F.G.S., Etc.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co Limited, 1893 Hardback, 190mm x 288mm tall (7.75" x 11.25" approx.). Pp lxxii, 355. Light rubs to hd/tl of spine and lower free corners rubbed, minimal markings from Keele University Library and 'Withdrawn' stamp to lower blank of half-title leaf, otherwise very good, in the original black-ruled, olive green, cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Additional postage may be required for this heavy volume. First (& Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/N/A.

$169.18

Dictionnaire Jersiais-Francaise, avec Vocabulaire Francais-Jersiais. Le Parler Normand a Jersey. [ Dictionary & Vocabulary of Jersey ( Channel Islands ) and Normandy French ]

By Le Maister, Frank & Carre, Albert L., Licencie es Lettres Docteur de l'Universite de Paris

Jersey: Don Balleine Trust, 1966 230mm x287mm tall (9" x 11.25" approx.). Pp xxxiv, 616, including Addenda. [everything from a to zut) Title leaf printed in red and black, and red-printed maps to both front and rear pastedowns. Some light spotting, otherwise a fine copy, in the original dark-green buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with both the original dark-green on light-green dust-wrapper, and the original cardboard delivery box. . First (& Only?) Edition. Hard Cover.

$169.18

Those Were the Days
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Those Were the Days

By Wrigley, Ammon

Stalybridge: Geo. Whittaker & Sons, 1937 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 288pp, plus a frontispiece and 19 further b/w plates, the last thirteen pages of the text listing the names and addresses of the subscribers. Boards lightly sunned, otherwise very good, in the original blind-ruled, cloth-covered boards/black spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/no d/w. 8vo.

$60.90

Horrenda. A Latin Reader SIGNED BY AUTHOR
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Horrenda. A Latin Reader SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By Reeves, R.C. ( Robert Reeves )

Slough, Bucks.: Centaur Books Limited, 1958 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 159pp with a b/w photo frontispiece plate from a mosaic at Pompei "Rogatus adest calidae gelidaeque minister" [image repeated as a decoration to the front cover] a 16 further illustrations, 15 of which are from drawings by J.A. Shirley. Shelf rubs to head & tail of spine and board corners, otherwise very good, in the original illustrated red cloth-covered boards/black titles. SIGNED on the front free endpaper "With compliments - Robert Reeves".. Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$40.60

One Hundred Proverbs with Their Equivalents in German, French, Italian and Spanish
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One Hundred Proverbs with Their Equivalents in German, French, Italian and Spanish

By Konstandt, Oscar, with a Foreword by Isobel Ford

Malvern: Edelweiss House, 1958 122mm x 184mm tall 94.75" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (vi), 42, with a colour-printed frontispiece plate and 9 further full-page colur plates by Putzi Roberts, the typography being by Edith Mirams. Dedicated by the Author to all of his Modern Language students, past and present, at Malvern College. Almost fine, in the original colour-printed, decorated soft-card covers/black titles.. First Edition. Almost Fine/no d/w. Illus. by Roberts, Putzi.

$16.92

Naval Terms Dictionary
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Naval Terms Dictionary

By Noel, John V. Jr., & Beach, Edward L. [both Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)]

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988 Hardback, 166mm x 237mm tall (6.25" x 9.25" approx.). Pp (x), 317. Almost fine, in the original light-blue cloth-covered boards/silver spine title, and with very good and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. Fifth Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Very Good. Lge 8vo..

$20.30

XXth Century Gridiron Primer...... [20th Century]

By Anon. [ Leupp, Francis E.; Fearn, Richard Lee; Clarke, H. Conquest; Seckendorff, M.G. & Cunningham, J. Harry ]

Washington D.C., 1901 A curious alphabet and primer, the Title-page of which continues "...Wherein are laid down in Easy Characters, adapted to the most senile Understanding, the Principles of Patriotic Politics specially arranged for Bosses (easy and otherwise), Henchmen, Heelers, Trimmers, Floppers, Grafters, Watchers, Workers, Mixers, Handlers, Satellites and Satraps. Copiously Embellished by Elegant and Stimulating Cuts, designed to amuse and instruct, no less than elevate and adorn, the Minds of Public Men; rendering easy the Problem of separating Vice from Virtue, or discovering the differential Value of Push and Pull; To Which is Added an Elementary Table of Gastronomy for Advanced Beginners, Compiled with conscientious Care and constructed upon a Novel and Improved Recipe by a Gentleman living upon the Business, From which Table both Wise and Foolish may choose with Discretion or defy The Dictates of Politeness and Prudence; the Whole followed by a Social and Political Catechism in which are set forth the Rudiments of Good Manners as well as Good Politics, enabling the Diligent Student thereof to become by the End of the XXth Century (but no sooner) THE PERFECT FLOWER OF MAN - Issued for the improvement of the Pupils of the GRIDIRON ACADEMY and entered according to an Act of the G.C. in the office of the Librarian A.D. 1901". Hardback 4.75" x 7.5" tall approx.. 48 pages unpaginated. Printed in red and black on wood-pulp stock and leaves therefore browning. Some internal finger-soiling and one leaf torn without loss. Original red decorated blue paper-covered boards rubbed and marked and original white paper spine eroded. LIMITED EDITION, this being 212 of 300 copies only. Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$87.97

The Praise of York-Shire Ale (1684-5)
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The Praise of York-Shire Ale (1684-5)

By Meriton, George

York: Ken Spelman - after John White, 1975 96mm x 154mm tall (3.75" x 6" approx.). Pp [x], 120. "The book is divided into three parts. The first gives a rollicking narrative of a Rabelaisian jaunt by Bacchus and his court to Northallerton, Easingwold and York, consuming astonishing quantities of the 'humming Yorkshire ale', whilst the second and third parts consist of a Dialogue and a Dialect Glossary" All earthy good humour. Covers lightly creased and a few external marks, otherwise a good copy, in the original pictorial black-printed soft brown card covers.

$16.92

Basic Conversational Italian - The Express Language Course
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Basic Conversational Italian - The Express Language Course

By Martin, Genevieve A., & Ciatti, Mario

London: Macdonald Educational, 1973 Hardback, 190mm x 240mm tall (7.5" x 9.5" approx.). Pp vii, 213 + 8 plates, with a total of 16 b/w photographs. Fine, in the original orange cloth-covered boards/black titles, and with the the very good and unclipped, b/w photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Sm 4to..

$33.84

A Dictionary of Machining

By Simons, Eric. N

London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1972 Hardback, 140mm x 222mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 239pp with 59 text figs. Almost fine, in the original maroon art-leather/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped and slightly edge-rubbed, but otherwise sound illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Boards. Almost Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$20.30

The Woollen Industry in South-West England
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The Woollen Industry in South-West England

By Ponting, Kenneth G.

Bath: Adams & Dart, 1971 Hardback, 185mm x 245mm tall (7.25" x 9.75" approx.). Pp x, 214 + plate leaves with 55 b/w photos, and including a Bibliography and very comprehensive 26 page Glossary of textile terms. Almost fine, in the original cream boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped, but otherwise very good, b/w photo-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Sm 4to..

$20.30

A Few Naval Customs, Expressions, Traditions and Superstitions

By Beckett, Captain W.N.T., M.V.O., D.S.C., Royal Navy

Portsmouth: Gieves Ltd Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). 92pp. Neat signature of a previous owner to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/black titles.. Fourth Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$23.68

The Adventures of Hyphen-Hum

By Brooks, Michael W.S.

D. & U. Maddocks, 1985 Landscape format, 210mm x 200mm tall (8.25" x 8" approx).60pp with 24 b/w illustrations in the text and 11 brown-printed full-page illustrations. A very good, bright copy, in the original orange, red, yellow, white and black-printed pictorial green soft-card covers. An interesting and unusual book for children, designed by Theresa Doyle, apparently in the "Phantom Tollbooth" mold.. First [& Only ?] Edition. Illus. by Jonquil M. Brooks.

$27.07

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