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Kratkii Ocherk Iazykoznaniia

By Katsnel'son, S. D.

Leningrad: Leningradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, 1941. Soft cover. First edition; 5 ¼†x 7 ½†; pp. 3-72, including text to last page; original beige printed wraps; vertical cut to tail of spine, else very minor wear to covers; very good or better.

$50.00

Datskoe Proiznoshenie [Signed/inscribed by author]

By Zharov, Boris S.

Leningrad: Leningradskogo Universiteta, 1969. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; staple-bound 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; pp. 3-80 including text to first and last page; original printed light green wraps; minor wear to covers (slight fading along spine); near fine. One of only 1790 copies printed. Signed and inscribed by author Boris Zharov - professor of Scandinavian philology. The book is the first of its kind in Russia, explaining the phonetics of the Danish language.

$80.00

Prochten'e Tvorcheskogo Slova [Signed/inscribed posthumously by author's wife - poet Agniia Rzhevskaia]

By Rzhevskii, Leonid Denisovich

New York: New York University Press, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition; 6" x 9"; pp. [9], 10-275, [1]; original green boards; printed DJ; near fine with minor wear to head and tail of spine and corners. Jacket fair with small chips and some loss of paper to spine edges. Signed and inscribed by Agniia Rzhevskaia to Prof. Anatoly Lieberman. Leonid Rzhevskii was a Russian author, critic, and professor. In 1941 he was captured by the Nazis and held as prisoner of war. Later, he immigrated - first to Germany and then to the US, where he worked at Oklahoma and New York Universities. Subtitled "Literaturovedcheskie Problemy I Analizy," his current book contains a collection of his novels, essays, articles, and short stories - previously published in various journals and other publications and dedicated to analyzing the styles and works of five major Russian writers - Babel, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov, and Akhmadulina.

$69.00

Sleng-Chto Eto Takoe? Anglo-Russkii Slovar' Voennogo Slenga

By Sudzilovskii, G. A.

Moskva: Voennoe Izdatel'stvo Ministerstva Oborony SSSR, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"; pp. [2], 3-180, [4]; cloth-backed paper over boards; a bit of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners; a few scratches lower margin of front cover; very good or better. An interesting and, at times, amusing English-Russian dictionary of military slang from the Cold War era. Some of the definitions are those of words such as "kerwhump" (the sound imitation of an explosion), "Hanoi Hilton" (POW camp in Vietnam), and "frog sticker" (bayonet). The book also contains chapters on the definitions of the words "slang" in general and "military slang" in particular.

$100.00

Spravochnik po Pravopisaniiu I Punktuatsii Dlia Rabotnikov Pechati

By Bylinskii, K. I. and Nikol'skii, N. N.

Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Nauchno-tekhnicheskoe Izdatel'stvo Legkoi Promyshlennosti, 1949. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition (presumed); 5" x 8"; pp. [2], 3-142, [2]; original stiff printed green and beige wraps; small chips to head and tail of spine and a slight closed cut, else very minor wear to covers; very good to near fine. An interesting post-WWII handbook on Russian grammar and punctuation specifically targeting printers and press workers.

$50.00

Narodnaia Latyn

By Gurycheva, M. S.

Moskva: Izdatel'stvo Literatury na Inostrannykh Iazykakh, 1959. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition; 5" x 7 3/4"; pp. [2], 3-189, [3]; original printed boards; cloth spine; minor wear and age-toning along edges; near fine. A comprehensive study of phonetics and grammar of the Latin language. Includes examples of the linguistic developments during different time periods.

$50.00

Filosofiia Grammatiki

By Espersen, Otto

Moskva: Inostrannoi Literatury, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good. First Russian edition, translated from English; 8vo; pp. [5], 6-404; original green boards with gilt title; wear mostly along edges and corners; several light spots of soiling; spine faded; very good. Danish linguist Otto Espersen's present work encompasses his study of the language from a logical as well as a grammatical point of view.

$80.00

Konsonantizm i Vokalizm Ruskogo Iazyka. Prakticheskaia Fonologia (Consonantism and Vocalism in the Russian Language. Practical Phonology)

By Vinogradov, Viktor A.

Moscow: Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1971. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. [2], 3-81, [3]; original green and white pictorial wraps; slight crease line to lower right corner of front cover; head and tail of spine worn; overall in very good condition. Signed/inscribed by the author to Anatoly Liberman, a professor of linguistics, etymology, and folklore at the University of Minnesota. He, himself, is the author of several books and hundreds of smaller scholarly works.The book comprises an interesting study of pronunciation.

$50.00

Perevod-Iskusstvo (Translation-Art)

By Lyubimov, Nikolai Mikhailovich

Moscow: Sovetskaia Rossia, 1977. Soft cover. First edition; staple-bound booklet (4†x 6 ½†); pp. 3-79, [1]; original beige pictorial wraps with pink and black illustrations; minor wear and age-toning to covers-mostly along spine; very slight cocking to front cover; text clean; near fine.

$25.00

Sravnitelnaia Fonetika Novogermanskih Iazuikov. [Angliiskogo, Nemetskogo, Shvedskogo] (Comparative Phonetics of the Germanic Languages [English, German, Swedish])

By Smirnitskii, A. I.

Moscow: Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1962. Soft cover. Good. First edition; stapled booklet; pp. [2], 3-52; mimeographed text; original pictorial turquoise wraps with white title and decorations; head and tail of spine worn with small rubbed spots along spine; small nick to bottom edge of front cover; overall in good condition. The author elaborates on the similarities and the differences in grammar of languages in the same language group.

$30.00

Problemy Iazykovoi Interferentsii. Uchebnoe Posobie [Gypsy Dialects]

By Eloeva, F. A. and Rusakov, A.

Leningrad: Leningradskogo Universiteta, 1990. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; staple-bound booklet; pp. [1], 4-90; original wraps; mimeographed text; minor wear to head of spine and very mild age-toning, else fine. 1 of 295 copies. Application of the theory of "language contact" on the Gypsy language in Europe. The second part of the work contains practical examples, based on Gypsy dialects in the Northern parts of the Soviet Union.

$500.00

Udarenie v Sobstvennyh Imenah v Sovremennom Russkom Iazyke (Words' Stress in First Names in the Contemporary Russian Language)

By Souperanskaia, Aleksandra Vasilievna

Moscow: Nauka, 1966. Hardcover. Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. [2], 3-358, [2]; original beige cloth-over boards with brown title; blind-stamped publisher's name to front board; spine slightly faded; minor dust-dulling and fading to margins of covers; pages with mild age-toning. Else clean; errata note laid-in at the end; good or better condition. An uncommon study of words' stress in Russian first names, both native and borrowed from other languages, including rules and exemptions of stress use, explanations of change of stress position, etc.

$45.00

Slovo o Perevode (The Tale of Translation)

By Komissarov, Vilen Naumovich

Moscow: Mezhdunarodnie Otnoshenia, 1973. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. 3-214; original red wraps; minor wear to covers-mostly to corners; Head and tail of spine show some bunching of paper; spine lighter color from aging; very good or better. The author analyzes the main theoretical processes and difficulties of meaningful and descriptive vs. "machine" translation.

$85.00

Sravnitelnaia Fonetika Novogermanskikh Iazykov. [Angliiskogo, Nemetskogo, Shvedskogo]

By Smirnitskii, A. I.

Moscow: Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1962. Soft cover. Good. First edition; stapled booklet; pp. [2], 3-52; mimeographed text; original pictorial turquoise wraps with white title and decorations; head and tail of spine worn with small rubbed spots along spine; small nick to bottom edge of front cover; overall in good condition. The author elaborates on the similarities and the differences in grammar of languages in the same language group.

$30.00

Leksicheskie voprosy perevoda hudozhestvennoj prozy (Lexical Questions Pertaining to Literary Translations)

By Vinogradov, V. S.

Moscow: Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1978. Soft cover. Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. 3-173, [1]; original green wraps; chipping to tail of spine; 1" piece missing off head of spine; upper two corners of covers show some rubbing; text uniformly age-toned; staples bounding pages showing on title page; overall in good-/acceptable condition. 1 of 1650 copies. The present work analyzes the functions and connections between the words and phrases of the original language and the one into which the literary translation is done.

$85.00