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The Fairest Flower: The Emergence of Linguistic National Consciousness in Renaissance Europe, International Conference of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California
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The Fairest Flower: The Emergence of Linguistic National Consciousness in Renaissance Europe, International Conference of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California

By Malkiel, Yakov, Introduction

Florence, Italy: Presso L'Accademia, 1985. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Softcover in stiff gray illustrated wraps. First edition. Book is in near fine condition, generally crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Published in Florence, Italy, for a joint conference with UCLA. A total of 18 essays in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. 4to. 208 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Large item--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S.

$19.95

How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort

By Asimov, Janet and Isaac

New York: Walker and Company, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is As New crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unclipped dust jacket is also As New, fresh and bright. Words of advice no matter what you want to write. Cartoons by Sidney Harris. Small 8vo. 163 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.

$24.95

The Fairest Flower: The Emergence of Linguistic National Consciousness in Renaissance Europe; International Conference of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California

By Chiappelli, Fredi, and the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Firenze, Italy: Presso L'Accademia, 1985. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Softcover in gray matte wraps with flaps. First printing of first edition. Book is As New, crisp, clean, and unread, with a faint rim of sunning at spine. Papers gathered from the 1983 International Conference of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA, and also from a conference earlier the same year at the Academy of the Crusca in Florence. Texts are in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. 4to. 208 pp.

$25.00

Conversational Chinese

By Ssu-yu, Teng

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973. Later Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. Later edition. Taiwanese reprint on the Caves Books, Ltd. imprint. Book and unpriced dust jacket are in near fine condition, generally crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. 8vo. 441 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.

$25.00

Esopus Hodie: Aesop Today--A Reader Workbook for Latin Students

By Maclaren, Dorothy (Latin and English texts); poetry by Constance Carrier

Miami: The American Classical League, 1985. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. One volume only. Softcover in illustrated wraps. First printing of first edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Elegantly produced, with line drawings on every page. 4to. 59 pp.

$22.95

Manual of Foreign Languages

By Von Ostermann, Georg F

New York: Central Book Company Inc., 1970. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover in black cloth boards. No dust jacket. Fourth, Revised and Enlarged Edition. Library stamp on top edge. Book is very good+ condition, generally crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. "For the use of librarians, bibliographers, research workers, editors, translators, and printers." 4to. 414 pp. including index.

$45.00

The Rustle of Language

By Barthes, Roland; Richard Howard, translator

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first American edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with sun-fading at spine and top edge. Binding is tight and corners are sharp. 8vo. 373 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.

$22.95

The Cowman Says It Salty
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The Cowman Says It Salty

By Adams, Ramon F

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. Book is As New in green cloth boards. Unclipped dust jacket is also As New, fresh and bright and unblemished. Illustrations by Vic Donahue. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown. Laid in is a typed sheet with the previous owner's transcription of several colorful expressions overheard in conversation in Butte, Montana. 163 pp. In protective Mylar.

$35.00

The Conflict of Homonyms in English (Yale Studies in English, Vol 100)

By Williams, Edna Rees

Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1970. Reprint edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. 1970 reprint of 1944 edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean, with ink notation on front free endpage. Dust jacket is very good--slightly yellowed at edges, with a chip at bottom of spine and a small patch of stain at bottom. 127 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.

$25.00

Historical Outlines of English Phonology and Morphology

By Moore, Samuel

Ann Arbor, Michigan: George Wahr, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover in original maroon-textured boards. 8vo. First printing. Very light wear at corners, else crisp and clean. Date stamp on front endpages are the only marks. Includes folding chart comparing Old English and Middle English. Chapters include "The History of English Sounds," "The Language of Chaucer" and "Development of Modern English Inflections," among others. 153 pp.

$35.00

Intimate Apparel: A Dictionary of the Senses
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Intimate Apparel: A Dictionary of the Senses

By Gordon, Karen Elizabeth

New York: Times Books, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. Small 8vo. First printing. SIGNED with a lengthy inscription "To Matt." Book and unclipped jacket are As New, crisp and clean. Gordon is the author of the best-selling "Transitive Vampire" and "The Well-Tempered Sentence." 134 pp. In protective Mylar.

$25.00

Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else
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Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else

By Associated Press, Reporters of

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 432 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. 4to. First edition. SIGNED and dated by election reporter Tom Jory, who wrote the section on elections. Laid in is a card announcing his signing. Book is As New, crisp and clean. Dust jacket is unblemished. Illustrated throughout. Foreword by David Halberstam. Heavy.

$35.00

The Dialect of West Somerset:

By Elworthy, F.T

London: Trubner & Co. for the English Dialect Society, 1875. Paperback. Very Good. Softcover. Small 8vo. Blue wrappers, bound inside manilla library wrappers. Retired from a UCLA library, where it was a gift from journalism professor Edward Cray. Wrappers are worn. Interior pages are clean; light foxing on title page and occasionally throughout. 78 pp.

$50.00

Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies: Volume IX, 2007

By dos Santos, Joao Camilo, editor

Santa Barbara, California: UC Santa Barbara, 2008. Paperback. As New. Softcover. 8vo. Fine, As New condition, crisp and clean and unread. 298 pp.

$37.50

The Garden of Eloquence: A Rhetorical Bestiary

By Espy, Willard R

New York: Harper & Row, 1983. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket. 8vo. First edition. Book is in fine condition. Jacket is in VG condition; covers are lightly soiled and there is a tiny tear to one corner. Bottom edge has a 1/2" closed tear. Contains portions of the first 'Garden of Eloquence', published in 1577 by Henry Peacham, and illustrated by Teresa Peekema Allen. A fascinating collection of tropes, each given a lighthearted and playful definition and examples. Price-clipped. In protective mylar. 221 pp. including index.

$35.00

The Slang of Sin
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The Slang of Sin

By Dalzell, Tom

Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1998. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket. 8vo. Book is in near fine condition; bottom page-edge is lightly soiled. Jacket is in fine condition. A bright, crisp copy. Illustrated by Istvan Banyai. From Merriam-Webster's 'The Lighter Side of Language' series. Remainder mark. Not price-clipped. 385 pp.

$32.50

A Latin Reader For the Second Year

By Rolfe, John C. and Walter Dennison

Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1918. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. 12mo. Olive green boards with gold lettering and decoration. Book is in near fine condition; spine is sunned and a previous owner's name is penned to front endpaper. With numerous illustrations and five color plates. 169 pp. including index.

$40.00

The American Language, Supplement One

By Mencken, H.L

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is bound in blue cloth boards stamped with gilt lettering on spine. Light water damage to bottom right corner. Pages through about 220 are lightly stained for an inch-wide area. Unclipped dust jacket has light edge wear, faint tanning, and spine darkening. This volume stands as an independent work Mencken wrote to amplify the earlier volumes of The American Language. The cover states that it "may be read without reference to its predecessor." 8vo. 738 pp. including List of Words and Phrases, plus index. In protective Mylar.

$19.95

A Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Tongue, With a Praxis

By Rask, Erasmus

Copenhagen: S.L. Moller, 1830. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Published in 1830. A new edition. Brown boards. Ex-library with usual markings, including reinforced library binding and pocket on rear pastedown. Laid paper slightly browned. Boards are lightly scuffed and worn. Very slight spine slant, but tight and crisp overall. Translated from the Danish by B. Thorpe. 8vo. 223 pp. including index.

$95.00