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    Das Yang- und Yin-Prinzip ausserhalb des Chinesischen. Tau, Tau-t-an=*Serm-an (der spatere Hermes Trismegistos) by Zollinger, Gustav

    Bern: Druck der Genossenschafts-Buchdruckerei, 1949. First edition. Cloth. A very good copy.. 63 pp. 8vo.



    Origins A Short Etymological Dictionary Of Modern English by Partridge, Eric

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. Second Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very good red cloth. Light wear, soiling, no jacket. (1959), (1958), 8vo, [8], ix-ixi, [1], 1-970pp. "This work is an etymological dictionary of the 12,000 commonest words in modern English." oclc


    AUD $12.74

    House-Flies and How They Spread Disease by Hewitt, C. G

    Cambridge at the University Press, Cambridge, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. preface by author, bibliography and index the text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photograph or illustration. Pink coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. An early work on the disease carrying capacity of the common housefly. Softening of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Staining, causing fading, to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel with sunning of the backstrip. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. Offset tanning and some browning of the endpapers and the rear hinge has cracked. Scattered foxing throughout the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XII, 122, [6 – of which four are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Etymology; Inventory No: 0117908. . This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .


    AUD $20.02

    Dirty Words; The Story of Sex Talk by Morton, Mark

    Atlantic books, London, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. the book is second-hand. There is no damage to be described. The dustjackets, similarly has no damage. Some books, like murder mysteries, are meant to be read in one go, over a single afternoon while it's raining outside and you can sit curled up on your couch. This book is a bit different. If you read too much of it at one stretch, your public headache, much as you would if you did 20 crossword puzzles in a row. To my mind, the best way to enjoy the extensive etymological lore in The Lover's Tongue is to read one chapter, put it down, and come back to another chapter a day or 2 later. You can, if you want to, do the chapters of the order that I've arranged them, but I've also tried to make each chapter self-sufficient." Page 21 A history of language, as it relates to 6, reproduction, sexuality and politicians (the last chapter is on strumpets, whores, cheaters and bastards – so fault me if I'm wrong.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 368 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; Etymology; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1843543842. ISBN/EAN: 9781843543848. Inventory No: 0249180. . 9781843543848



    Chinese Characters Their Origin, Etymology, History, Classification and Signification, A Thorough Study from Chinese Documents by Wieger, L

    New York: Dover Pubns, 1965. Second Edition Enlarged . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated in to English by L. Davrout. Very good red trade paperback. Some wear, creasing. (1965), 8vo, [7], 6-820pp. [8], "The heart of this book is a series of etymological lessons, in which approximately 2300 Chinese characters are classified according to 224 primitives upon which they are based. For each character Father Wieger gives the modern form, the archaic form, literary pronunciation (Wade System), explanation of origins, semantic content of component parts, related characters, variant forms, quotations of classical usage, and similar material..."



    READER'S DIGEST REVERSE DICTIONARY. by Ellison., John (Editor). Kahn

    HARDBACK, "LARGE & HEAVY," SHIPPED FROM THE UK* Edn: 1st. Thus* Date of Pubn: 1989* Publisher: The Readers Digest Association.* Binding and cover condition: Text illustrated covers with plastic coated boards, black and white titles to spine & face on an orange, red and pink ground. No bumps or rubs, minimal shelf wear to upper & lower edges and to head and tail of spine. VG+* Jacket condition: No dust wrapper. ND* Contents condition: PRIVATE COPY NOT EX-LIBRARY. Coloured end papers (mid blue). Top edge a little dusty. Clean, crisp, tight and bright with no reading wear, no marks to text, very slight marks to top & fore-edge, otherwise no visible faults. VG++.* Illustrations: A number of colour line drawings and diagrams within text throughout.* Pages: 767 pp. text. i pp., acknowledgements at rear.* Description: A dictionary to help the user find the word that are on the tip of their tongue. Elusive words, awkward words, impressive words, persuasive words, precise words, technical words. This dictionary overcomes the old saying "If I don't know how to spell it, how can I look it up in a dictionary?".* A NEAR VG++ copy of the 1st thus with some very slight age but no dust jacket (probably as issued).*



    Having The Last Word by Ivor Brown

    Jonathan Cape, 1950. Hardback in Dust Wrapper.. Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Price Clipped. Light spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. . For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::



    Les mots latins, groupés par familles étymologiques D'Apres Le Dictionnaire Etymologique De La Langue Latine De MM. Ernoutet Meillet by Martin, F

    Paris: Librairie Hachette. Good with no dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. + (8) 339 pages +(5) contains index and illustrations, white covers with faint impressions of title on spine, wear to head, tail, edges and corners, former owner's signature on enpaper otherwise pages clear and unmarked ; 339 pages .



    Las Frases del "Quijote" Su Exposicion, Ordenacion y Comentarios, y su Version a las Lenguas Francesa, Portuguesa, Italiana, Catalana, Inglesa y Alemana by Carcer y de Sobies, Enrique; Marin, Francisco Rodriguez (Prologo)

    Lerida, Barcela: Sol y Benet; Subirana. Good with no dust jacket. 1916. Softcover. xvi, 666,[iv]. In Spanish. Cream paper covers with a lovely red and black border. Paper is a bit toned and some edge chipping, spine head and tail a little chipped. Interior paper somewhat browned, nice head and tail pieces throughout, pages have never been separated. Interior back cover has some small numbers written in ink, paper has a large watermark that says "Vilaseca" otherwise clean and unmarked. Indicates it was printed on the 23rd of April, 1916, the 300th anniversary of the death of Cervantes. Hard to find.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 666 pages .

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