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Kenkyusha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary.
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Kenkyusha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary.

By Kenkyusha .

Tokyo Editorial Kenkyusha, nd, 1990. Paperback Very Near Fine in Good+ Slipcase: The Book shows a very mild bump at the upper corner of the last 150 pages or so; else flawless; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. The wrapper covers are protected by the publisher's original clear vinyl cover, which shows very mild rubbing (Near Fine). The Slipcase shows indications of moderate use: a couple of mild creases near the upper corner of the outside edge and a 2" jagged tear to the bottom of the front panel, which has been inexpertly repaired with "magic" (slightly opaque) tape (Good+ to Very Good). 7.2 x 5.15 x 1.05 inches). v, 980 pages. Language: Japanese and English. Weight: 19.5 ounces. Paperback in Slipcase. If you're at all familiar with Japanese language (especially vocabulary) then you will definitely appreciate this text. The entries cover slang, scientific terminology, geography and more. With each English entry there are a number of examples showing appropriate word and grammar use -the Japanese have a knack for being specific when it comes to word selection (though native speakers readily admit that their language can be quite vague). I recommend the purchase of a Bausch and Lomb "Linen Tester" (similar to a photographers' loupe) to discern the smaller jots and strokes - especially for the more complex Kanji.

$3.53

The Beginnings of American English: Essays and Comments.

By Mitford McLeod Mathews, (Editor).

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1963. Paperback First Edition Thus [1963], so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the outside edges; the mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers;a faint crease along the top edge of the rear panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing just a touch of wear and a single, very minor flaw. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches). ix, 181 pages. Index. Weight: 7 ounces. First Edition Thus [1963], so stated. The hardcover edition was first published in 1931. University Press Paperback.

$9.41

Byron.

By Andre Maurois.

New York, NY Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. , 1964. Paperback Reprint edition [1964]. Very Good in Wraps: price blocked out at the lower front panel; top edge shows faint foxing; front endpaper and title page clipped at upper corner; slight spine lean; light crease at the back strip; some light rubbing and soiling; former owner’s name neatly at upper front endpaper; binding secure; text clean. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy reading copy. REMAINDER, showing a small mark at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 1.3 inches). xv, 597 pages. Translated by Hamish Hamilton. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 13.8 ounces. Reprint edition [1964]. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

The House of the Wolfings and all the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse.

By Willaim Morris.

North Hollywood, CA Newcastle Publishing Company, 1978. Paperback First Edition [1978]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition [1978]; First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: light wear to the extremities; mild overall rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The binding glue is a little brittle, but it's holding fine at this point and would surely survive a careful reading. Shows a little wear, bur remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches). 199 pages. Cover art by Jane Yamada. New Introduction by Richard Mathews. Weight: 8.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

The Beginnings of American English: Essays and Comments.

By Mitford McLeod Mathews, (Editor).

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1963. Paperback First Edition Thus [1963], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very light wear to the outside edges; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding leans ever so slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Shows some light wear, but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches). ix, 181 pages. Index. Weight: 7 ounces. First Edition Thus [1963], so stated. The hardcover edition was first published in 1931. University Press Paperback.

$7.64

Modern Engelsk Svensk Ordbok.

By Bror Danielsson (Editor).

Stockholm, Sweden Bokförlaget Prisma, 1980. Hardcover First Edition [1964]; Ninth Printing [1975]. Very Good+: Shows mild rubbing to the sheen of its lamination; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. A very handsome volume. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 394pp. First Published in 1964, this is the Ninth printing, 1975. There were some Expansions and Updatings that were incorporated in the Eighth printing and are retained here. Decorated laminate boards. Tinted outside edges. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. English words with the Swedish definitions. The introduction is in Swedish. Hardback: Laminate Boards.

$9.41

The Muse of Distance: Poems.
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The Muse of Distance: Poems.

By Williamson, Alan.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. First Edition thus, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 68pp. Trade Paperback. Many of these poems deal with history: the history of lost cultures, the history inherent in architecture and art, even the "history" the future might misread in the ruins of our modern airports. The poems are learned and elliptical, often difficult, but repay the attention they demand. Trade Paperback.

$8.82

English Miracle Plays and Moralities.

By E. Hamilton Moore.

New York, NY AMS Press, Inc. , 1969. Hardcover Reprint Edition. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use, but this is an EX-LIBRARY COPY, the only indication of this fact is rubberstamped Library and "Withdrawn" stamps at front pastedown endpaper. Mild rubbing; a small faint soil spot at front pane; light wear to extremities. Binding square and secure; text clean. No longer "As New",but close to it. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club. 8vo. 199pp. Originally published in 1907. Green cloth over boards. Reprint Edition. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$21.76

The English Abbey.

By F.H. Crossley.

London, UK B. T. Batsford, 1962. Paperback First Edition thus, so stated. First Edition thus, so stated. Originally published in 1935. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use; backstrip heavily rubbed, obscuring titles thereon; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing, faint soiling and some faint creasing to wrapper covers. Former owner's name at front endpaper. Pages have tanned with age. No reading creases at backstrip, which remains square and secure; text clean. A clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 192pp. Revised by Bryan Little. Black & White photographs; list of locations, index. Mass Market Paperback. Originally published in 1935, The English Abbey sees celebrated architectural historian Frederick Herbert Crossley look beyond the masonry and arches to describe the inner workings of the abbey, a way of life central to English society until its eventual suppression and destruction at the hands of Henry VIII. After recounting the history of monasteries and the various orders of monks and nuns, The English Abbey describes the people found inside, from the all-powerful Abbot to the lowliest novice. Chapters cover the buildings' location, construction and architecture, their management and maintenance, with the many different jobs and offices required to keep an abbey running smoothly, and the highly regulated daily rhythms of a life which revolved around services. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and drawings showing some of England's finest examples, The English Abbey is a revealing and highly informative work of both architectural and social history.

$6.47

Transparent Gestures: Poems.
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Transparent Gestures: Poems.

By Rodney Jones.

Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. Paperback First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. First Ed USA, First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; “National Book Critics Circle Award Winner” sticker at front face; some mild rubbing to the sheen of its wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, but local bookstore has placed a tiny dot at bottom edge to denote "used book". NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 68pp. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

Transparent Gestures: Poems.
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Transparent Gestures: Poems.

By Rodney Jones.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; “National Book Critics Circle Award Winner” sticker at front face; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a bit. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 68pp. Trade Paperback.

$14.11

Your Royal Hostage [A Jemima Shore Mystery].

By Antonia Fraser.

New York, NY Atheneum, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988]; Second Printing. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows barely discernible spine lean; just a touch of shelfwear along bottom edge of boards. Binding secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows very mild rubbing; price intact. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.6 x 1 inches). 228 pages. Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces. First Edition [1988]; Second Printing. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$11.96

Events and Wisdoms: Poems 1957-1963.

By Donald Davie.

Middletown, CT Wesleyan University Press, 1965. Hardcover First Ed USA, so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed USA, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows no remarkable flaws but is not quite "fresh"; binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows mild rubbing at corner tips; else flawless; price intact. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 52pp. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$32.63

Green Grows the Laurel: Sonnets.

By Hazel Zimmerman.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. Hardcover First Ed, but unstated. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: "For Mr. Paul Verdier-with the cordial wishes of the author-",but not signed. Presumed First Edition, though unstated. Good: Shows significant indications of use. Binding shows barely discernible spine lean; moderate wear to extremities; some sunning around edges of front and rear panels and at backstrip. Binding remains quite secure; text clean. Overall, a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 94pp. Hardback: Lacks DJ. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR.

$9.41

The Poetical Works of John Milton.

By John Milton.

New York, NY The Arundel Print, 1880. Hardcover Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Very Good: shows three short tears in cloth at head of backstrip; light wear to extremities; lower front corner starting to fray; some light rubbing and faint soiling; former owner's name at front free endpaper; faint dampstain at lower front flyleaf; hinges starting; inch-and-a-half tear in fabric at upper front hinge; rear hinge starting and the front hinge is just so; the binding is square; text clean. Despite its flaws, remains a clean, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT Ex-Library. 8vo. 627pp. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. All Edges Gilt. Illustrated. Reprinted from the Original Edition and containing numerous explanatory Notes. Memoir by David Masson. Front face and backstrip intricately gilt-embossed. Decorated endpapers. Twenty engravings deritive of Dore in black & white with protective gauze. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$49.00