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Room's Dictionary of Distinguishables
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Room's Dictionary of Distinguishables

By ROOM, Adrian.

London: Book Club Associates, 1982. Book Club Edition: A successor to the best selling Dictionary of Confusables, aims to distinguish between everyday nouns whose meanings almost overlap. what is the difference between ship and boat, jersey and jumper, divan and couch. a really interesting book. A Fine copy. Size: 8vo [ Location : Br4 / 3 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$6.88

Star Trek The Next Generation "A Final Unity" Reference Manual
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Star Trek The Next Generation "A Final Unity" Reference Manual

By Paramount Pictures

Spectrum HoloByte, 1995. A very good copy, short tear to head of upper cover - with related creasing, else near fine. p.75.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$6.88

The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]
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The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]

By Guiness Superlatives Ltd

London: Guiness Superlatives Ltd, 1958. Thirde Edition of this Annual. This is also the first impression of this particular edition. In red Cloth, gilt lettering. A firm, clean and square copy. No inscriptions. p. 277, 8pp index.[ BR1/ Gc ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.01

A Glossary of Words Used in the Dialect of Cheshire, founded on a similar attempt by Roger Wilbraham.
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A Glossary of Words Used in the Dialect of Cheshire, founded on a similar attempt by Roger Wilbraham.

By Leigh, Lieut-Col Egerton

London: Hamilton, Adams, 1877. An Excellent copy, binding tight and secure, with new period style ep's and pastedowns; pp. xix, [1], 238; illustrations. Original blind stamped cloth, with gilt design to centre of the upper cover, bevelled edges. Excellent copy, but with fade to spine. [ Br/2 - GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$34.40

Makers of nineteenth century culture, 1800-1914
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Makers of nineteenth century culture, 1800-1914

By Wintle, Justin 1949- [ Edited By ]

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. Series: Makers of culture ; vol.2. Makers of Culture is a bibliographical guide to the ideas of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection provides lively and clearly written expositions of those figures who have done most to shape our views today. Critical examinations of the lives and works of leading novelists, poets, dramatists, artists, philosophers, social thinkers, mathematicians and scientists of the period are covered in these indispensable volumes. Because its subjects are assessed in the light of their cultural importance. A fine copy in a like Jacket. No inscriptions. xxiii, 709 p. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$13.76

Studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom.
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Studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom.

By Barlow, A. Ruffell

Edinburgh: Printed for the Foreign Mission Committee of the Church of Scotland by William Blackwood, 1951. Rev. edition. of the title: Tentative studies in Kikuyu grammar and idiom. A very good copy, clean and tight. xii, 269 p. Size: 8vo [ Location: G7 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.52

The Blackwell dictionary of Historians
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The Blackwell dictionary of Historians

By Cannon, John 1926-2012. { Edited By }

Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1988. Series: Blackwell reference. The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians provides an authoritative and readable source book for students and specialists. It includes entries on over 450 historians, dating from Herodotus to the present. Individuals have not necessarily been chosen on account of the importance of their own research but rather for their interest in, and influence on, the theory and practice of history and the role of the historian. In particular the Dictionary includes details of historians most frequently encountered by students following courses on historiography. Over 200 specialists have contributed to the Dictionary which is organized alphabetically, and includes a comprehensive index. xiv, 480 p. ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Fine in like Dust Jacket, not price clipped. No inscriptions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$11.01

Lexilogus : or, A critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod.
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Lexilogus : or, A critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod.

By Buttmann, Ph. (Philipp), 1764-1829.; Fishlake, J. R. (John Roles), 1790-1868 ; Murray, John, 1778-1843

London: John Murray, 1840. Second Edition, Revised: Variant Title: Portion of Title: Critical examination of the meaning and etymology of numerous Greek words and passages, intended principally for Homer and Hesiod. Language: English;Greek, Ancient (to 1453) - Text in English with sections in Latin. Further information: By Philip Buttmann, translated and edited with explanatory notes and copious indexes by J. R. Fishlake. xv, [1], 597, [1] p. ; 24 cm. A rather nice copy, now professionally restored with new navy blue cloth binding and also new pastedowns and endpapers. Very clean tight copy. Excellent. [ Location : Br4 / 1 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$34.40

Privy Council Registers preserved in the Public Record Office, reproduced in facsimile. Vol.II 1 November 1637 28 February 1638, Indexes to Vol I & II

By Hmso

London: H. M. S. O., 1967. Here we have a bound Hardback copy of the Facsimilie reproduction of the Privy Council records for the period noted. With a Parliament Label bookplate to front pastedown. Tightly bound in soft yellow wrappers, crease line to the upper cover, but in clean sound order, pages excellent. The Large pages are noted 337 - 764. OTHERS AVAILABLE Size: Folio { Heavy }. Soft Cover. Very Good ( See Comments).

$16.10

Privy Council Registers preserved in the Public Record Office, reproduced in facsimile. Vol. V 4th January - 10th April 1639

By Hmso

London: H. M. S. O., 1968. Here we have a bound Hardback copy of the Facsimilie reproduction of the Privy Council records for the period noted. With a Parliament Label bookplate to front pastedown. Tightly bound in Black Cloth and with gilt titles to spine, along with removeable paper reference labels to base of spine. The Large pages are noted 1 - 266. Nice copy. Size: Folio { Heavy }. Hardcover. Very Good.

$17.89

Privy Council Registers preserved in the Public Record Office, reproduced in facsimile. Vol. 7, 21 July - 30 October 1639, Indexes to Vols. 5-7

By Hmso

London: H. M. S. O., 1968. Here we have a bound Hardback copy of the Facsimilie reproduction of the Privy Council records for the period noted. With a Parliament Label bookplate to front pastedown. Tightly bound in Black Cloth and with gilt titles to spine, along with removeable paper reference labels to base of spine. The Large pages are noted 529 - 818. Nice copy. Size: Folio { Heavy }. Hardcover. Very Good+.

$17.89

A Defoe Companion

By Hammond, J. R. (John R.),

Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan, 1993. xi, 151 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliography pp.149-150 and index. A critical overview, Defoe's life achievement, his development of the "Novel". A fine copy in like Dust Jacket. Uncommon UK first. Size: 8vo [ Location: F7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$24.77

A Rhyming Dictionary; answering at the same time, the purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language. A new edition.

By WALKER, J.

London: Charles Mason, 1836. New Edition: BOOK: Pp.xxiv,684; a firm clean copy in contemporary brown cloth, title label to spine. A tight and clean book throughout. Size: 8vo. [ Location: A3 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$16.51

The Economic Conditions of East and Southeast Asia, The: A Bibliography of English Language Materials, 1965-77
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The Economic Conditions of East and Southeast Asia, The: A Bibliography of English Language Materials, 1965-77

By CHEN, Virginia , Compiled By

London, United Kingdom: Greenwood Press,London, 1978. 788p., original black cloth, cvrs with some residue to edges; public library bookplate to pastedown, ink stamp to fep; but cvrs are clean and bright. Internally Fine. Remains a very nice book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: a2]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.38

A Practical Grammar of the Sanskrit Language
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A Practical Grammar of the Sanskrit Language

By Williams, Monier

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1877. 4th Edition Enlarged; reference to the classical languages of Europe; Original Buckram; pp:420. BOOK: in Excellent condition overall, only a rub and light fray to outer joint (1/2") head spine, presentation Label from Oxford University to Warringtom Museum to pastedown and Ref No imprint to base of spine. Nice copy. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$30.27