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A  Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquial: Colloquialisms, and Catch-Phrases, Solecisms and Catachresis, Nicknames, and Vulgarisms
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquial: Colloquialisms, and Catch-Phrases, Solecisms and Catachresis, Nicknames, and Vulgarisms

By Partridge, Eric

New York: Macmillan Publishing , 1984. 8th Edition: copyright 1984. A very detailed and therefore heavy book. In very nice condition.The Dust Jacket has a few minor exterior rubs, tiny nick to top edge front cover. A well preserved copy. p.1400. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo { Heavy }.

$34.59

Chambers's information for the People [ 2 Volumes ]
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Chambers's information for the People [ 2 Volumes ]

By Chambers, William, 1800-1883 ; Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1856. New Edition: Further information: edited by William and Robert Chambers. The edition was published 8 years after the third and improved Edition - [ undated - but 1856-58 ] Stunning Original dark green, blind and gilt cloth boards. Bright and clean, light rubs to extremities of spine and corners; very minor page fore edge foxing. Excellent. p. 824, profuse in text illustration, p. 826, profuse in text illustration. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$55.35

Ventures in Criminology: Selected Recent Papers
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Ventures in Criminology: Selected Recent Papers

By GLUECK, Sheldon & Eleanor

London: Tavistock Publications, 1964. 373 pp includes index and chronological bibliography. B/W photo of authors on frontispiece. Contents: Some aspects of crime causation; Identification of delinquents;Progressive penology; philosophy of criminologic research. Burgandy cloth on boards cover has some spots of discolouration,/ fade. Text block firm and in excellent order, less a few pencil notes/underlines. [ Location: BR2/1]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (See Comments). 8vo.

$9.69

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.

$13.84

Laocoon, Translated from the Text of Lessing
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Laocoon, Translated from the Text of Lessing

By Phillimore, Sir Robert

London: MacMillan & Co Ltd, 1874. 360 ppg. (including index and notes) plus frontispiece; book in good condition, BOOK: Red Cloth Gilt - areas of dis colour to board edgres, both hinges strained, but holding firm, ex ownership (large) to f.e.p., all pages clean. Remains a solid copy. [ Location: BR1]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good. 8vo.

$13.84

A Bibliography of the History of Wales.
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A Bibliography of the History of Wales.

By University of Wales

Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1962. Second Edition: pp: 330. An excellent copy in clean Jacket; fade to spine. Size: 8vo [ Location: BR1 ]. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$13.84

Fountains of Praise, University College Cardiff 1883 - 1983
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Fountains of Praise, University College Cardiff 1883 - 1983

By Jones, Gwyn and Quinn, Michael [ Edited By ]

United Kingdom: University College Cardiff Press, 1983. xv + 207 pp, colour frontis with 64 b/w illustrations, an excellent bright, crisp copy, in like Dust Jacket. [ Location: BR1 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$9.69

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.

$6.92

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.

$6.92

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.

$11.07

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.

$41.51

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.

$13.84

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.

$11.07

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.

$27.67

A Defoe Companion
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A Defoe Companion

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

Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan & Co, 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.

$16.60

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 : BR1]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$16.60