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A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage

by H W Fowler

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926), by Henry W. Fowler, is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing. Ranging from plurals and literary technique to the distinctions among like words (homonyms, synonyms, etc. ), to foreign-term use, it became the standard for most style guides that followed — thus, the 1926 first edition remains in print despite the existence of the 1965 second edition, and the 1996 and 2004 printings of the third edition.
A Dictionary Of Islam

A Dictionary Of Islam

by Thomas Patrick Hughes

A Tibetan-English Dictionary

A Tibetan-English Dictionary

by Sarat Chandra Das

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Sanskrit-Tibetan Dictionary

by Lokesh Chandra

Gift of Henry G. Schwarz.

Sanskrit and Tibetan.
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Sanskrit English Dictionary

by M Monier Williams

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Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary

by Lokesh Chandra

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A Sanskrit-English Dictionary

by Monier Monier Williams

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Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Concise Pali-English Dictionary

by A P Buddhadatta Mahathera

Anglo-Saxon and Old English vocabularies. Second edition edited and collated by Richard Paul Wulcker. Volume I: vocabularies. Volume II: indicies

Anglo-Saxon and Old English vocabularies. Second edition edited and collated by Richard Paul Wulcker. Volume I: vocabularies. Volume II: indicies

by WRIGHT, THOMAS

London: Trubner & Co, 1884. Best edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], xviii, [2], 814 columns plus a remkarkabl 96-p. Trubner catalogue at the back; pp. [4], 485 plus 3pp. ads; some soiling, joints rubbed, some cracking at the spine extremities, but in all a good, sound copy in original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Posthumously published, with Wright's original introduction to the work. "As a pioneer in the study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature and British archaeology he deserves grateful... Read more
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$287.50
Ambrossii Calepini dictionarium nunc demum post omnes editiones, quae hactenus in lucem prodierunt, ab infinitis pene, quibus refertum erat, mendis, quam accuratissime repurgatum... Addidimus enim non solum Latinarum, Graecarumque dictionum maximam copiam, verum Latinis, Graecisque vocibus, Italicas adiecimus interpretationes..

Ambrossii Calepini dictionarium nunc demum post omnes editiones, quae hactenus in lucem prodierunt, ab infinitis pene, quibus refertum erat, mendis, quam accuratissime repurgatum... Addidimus enim non solum Latinarum, Graecarumque dictionum maximam copiam, verum Latinis, Graecisque vocibus, Italicas adiecimus interpretationes..

by Calepinus, Ambrogio

Venetiis: Ioan. Gryphius excudebat, 1555. Folio, ff. 499, [1]; printer's woodcut device on title page and colophon; woodcut historiated initials; speckled edges; lexicon in double column; small Italian private library stamp on front pastedown & title page, paper repair to first few leaves, occasional marginal staining; light soiling and edgewear to extremities otherwise a very good sound copy in full contemporary parchment with manuscript titling on spine. Labarre 92; not in Adams.
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$977.50
A grammar of chemistry, wherein the principles of the science are familiarized by a variety of easy and entertaining experiments; with questions for exercise, and a glossary of terms in common use ... Corrected and revised by Benjamin Tucker

A grammar of chemistry, wherein the principles of the science are familiarized by a variety of easy and entertaining experiments; with questions for exercise, and a glossary of terms in common use ... Corrected and revised by Benjamin Tucker

by Blair, D. Rev. [i.e., Sir Richard Phillips]

Philadelphia: published and sold by David Hogan, no. 249, Market-street, 1810. First American edition,12mo, pp. 180; engraved frontispiece showing 3 figures; contemporary full sheep, red morocco label on spine; text toned and lightly spotted, occasional stains, extremities rubbed and worn but the binding is sound. Ownership signature of Miss Harriet Messersmith, Lancaster, Pa. dated 1846, with her occasional notes on endpapers and flyleaves. At the back is a 35-page glossary of chemistry terms. Vancil... Read more
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$155.25
THE GARDENERS' DICTIONARY Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables  Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed  in Their Cultivation. With a supplement.

THE GARDENERS' DICTIONARY Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed in Their Cultivation. With a supplement.

by Johnson, George W

London: George Bell and Sons. Very Good+. 1877. Second Edition. Hardcover. Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed in Their Cultivation. With a supplement including all the new plants and varieties down to the year 1869. Text in A - Z Format , Double Column with some In-Text illustrations.. Very interesting reference, includes some practical gardening advice, original green cloth boards with some marks, new endpapers... Read more
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AU$120.00
An American dictionary of the English language ... revised and enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich

An American dictionary of the English language ... revised and enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich

by Webster, Noah

Springfield: George and Charles Merriam, 1853. Large, thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1366, [1]; testimonials on endpapers; text in triple column; engraved portrait of Webster after Morse; original full sheep, black morocco label on spine; extremities scuffed and rubbed, but the binding is sound. Vancil, p. 262.
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$431.25
Dictionarium anglo-svethico-latinum in quo, præter cetera, voces anglicanæ quotquot gothis debentur. Ad origines suas revocantur

Dictionarium anglo-svethico-latinum in quo, præter cetera, voces anglicanæ quotquot gothis debentur. Ad origines suas revocantur

by Serenius, Jacob

Hamburgi: Rudolphum Beneken, 1734. 4to, pp. [8], 35, [1], unpaginated lexicon in double column, one folding plate, wood cut head-pieces; full contemporary sheep, blind-tooled spine in 7 compartments, contemporary printed paper spine label (cracked); illegible contemporary notes on front pastedown, lacking front free endpaper, else very good and sound. Serenius was chaplain to the Swedish embassy in London 1725-35, where he tried to strengthen the relations between Sweden and Great Britain. It was during... Read more
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$747.50
The Family Creative Workshop, Vol. 21 : Traditional Knitting Motifs To  Vegetable Dyes

The Family Creative Workshop, Vol. 21 : Traditional Knitting Motifs To Vegetable Dyes

by Creative Editors

New York And Amsterdam: Plenary Publications International. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Vol. 21: KB#000302: No Jacket as Issued. Vol. 21 of Traditional Knitting Motifs, Trapunto, Tree Houses, Treen Ware, Trellises, Tropical Fish, Typing Flies, Upholstery, Valentines and Vegetable Dyes. Contains PP. 2561-2688. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 128 pages .
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$16.00
An universal etymological English dictionary...The second edition, with large additions

An universal etymological English dictionary...The second edition, with large additions

by Bailey, N[athan]

London: E. Bell, J. Darby [et al.], 1724. 8vo, pp. [16], unpaginated lexicon in double column; Alston V, 95; Kennedy 6215; Vancil, p. 12; together with Bailey, N[athan], The universal etymological dictionary ... Vol. II ... The second edition with many additions, London: Thomas Cox, 1731; first edition, pp. [8], unpaginated lexicon in double column; a few woodcut illustrations in the text of a mostly heraldic nature; both volumes in contemporary full paneled calf (but not matching exactly), neatly... Read more
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$1,150.00
A dictionary of modern English usage

A dictionary of modern English usage

by Fowler, H.W. (Henry Watson) (1858-1933)

Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1965. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth copy in a very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: xxii, 725p. ; 21cm. Subjects: English language -- Dictionaries.
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$22.74
My First Dictionary

My First Dictionary

by Baehr, Timothy (Editor) / Krensky, Stephen (Editor)

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin - Riverside Press. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1980. First Edition. Hard Cover. KB#004117: No Jacket as Issued. "There are almost 1,700 words to find and read about. There are more than 600 color pictures to learn from." Bottom of spine is bumped and prior owner's name was written in pencil on front flyleaf. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8.25 x 10.25 in.: 339 pages .
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$15.00
The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language: A Complete Encylopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological. 4 volume set. 1906

The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language: A Complete Encylopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological. 4 volume set. 1906

by Ogilvie, John; Annandale, Charles [eds.]

London: Gresham Publishing. G: in Good condition without dustwrappers. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Prelim pages creased, edge-chipped and with sellotape repairs (one title page rebacked). 1906. New Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover. 280mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). 753pp; 743pp; 854pp; 747pp. Above 3000 illustrations printed in the text. Heavy item - shipping supplement may apply for overseas. .
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£96.00
AIDS/HIV experimental treatment directory; vol. 6, #3, April 27, 1993

AIDS/HIV experimental treatment directory; vol. 6, #3, April 27, 1993

by American Foundation for AIDS Research, comp

New York: AmFAR, 1993. Paperback. 196p., 11x8.5 inches, landscape format, glossary, tables, addresses and phone numbers for treatment centers and support groups, very good trade paperback in wraps.
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$20.00
Introduction à la lexicologie. Sémantique et morphologie

Introduction à la lexicologie. Sémantique et morphologie

by Lehmann, Alise; Martin-Berthet, Françoise

Dunod (Lettres sup), 1998 « Conçu comme une introduction méthodique à la lexicologie, cet ouvrage décrit les lexique dans le système de la langue. Les deux parties sont complémentaires et la syntaxe intervient dans les deux domaines.»
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CA$46.60
Dictionarium rusticum, urbanicum, & botanicum: or a dictionary of husbandry, gardening, trade, commerce, and all sorts of country-affairs ... illustrated with a great number of wooden and copper cuts. The second edition, revised, corrected and improv'd; with the addition of above a thousand articles

Dictionarium rusticum, urbanicum, & botanicum: or a dictionary of husbandry, gardening, trade, commerce, and all sorts of country-affairs ... illustrated with a great number of wooden and copper cuts. The second edition, revised, corrected and improv'd; with the addition of above a thousand articles

London: printed for T. Nicholson [et al.], 1717. 8vo, pp. [16] and unpaginated lexicon printed in double column; collating A1-2I8, 3A1-4C8; full contemporary paneled calf slightly rubbed; rebacked with old spine neatly laid down, 19th century morocco label on spine. Very good copy. Includes a five-page list of books used in the compiling, 2 engraved plates (1 folding), and a number of woodcut illustrations in the text (some as large as half a page). Four editions of this work were printed, the first in... Read more
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$1,437.50
Words at war, words at peace: essays on language in general and particular words

Words at war, words at peace: essays on language in general and particular words

by Partridge, Eric

London: Fredrick Muller Ltd, 1948. First edition, small, slim 8vo, pp. ix, [1], 176; original black cloth, shadow on front free endpaper, very good, in dust jacket with spotting on verso and small loss of a square inch out of one corner of the upper panel. Inscribed by Partridge to his friend and collaborator, "John W. Clark, scholar and friend, with compliments, Eric Partridge, 25 Dec., 1949." The book "covers not only the war of 1939-1945, but also more particularly the influence of wars and warfare... Read more
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$172.50
Cocker's English dictionary: interpreting the most refined and difficult words in divinity, philosophy, law, physick, mathematicks, husbandry, mechanicks, &c

Cocker's English dictionary: interpreting the most refined and difficult words in divinity, philosophy, law, physick, mathematicks, husbandry, mechanicks, &c

by Cocker, Edward

London: A. Back...and A. Bettesworth, 1704. First edition; 8vo, pp. [8], unpaginated lexicon in triple column; full contemporary blind-tooled and ruled calf, blind-tooled, gilt-lettered spine in 5 compartments, raised bands, brown gilt-lettered calf spine label; spine rather scuffed, edges rubbed and worn; binding overly tight affecting text in gutter edges, small loss to bottom fore-edge corner of A3 affecting one letter without loss of meaning; last leaf in xerox facsimile. "The authorship of this... Read more
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$862.50
A theological dictionary, containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations ... together with an accurate statement of the most remarkable transactions and events recorded in ecclesiastical history ... Woodward's enlarged and improved American, from the last London edition; to which is added, an account of the Cumberland Presbyterians, and an appendix, containing an account of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, &c
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$115.00
Vocabulum; or, the rogue's lexicon. Compiled from the most authentic sources

Vocabulum; or, the rogue's lexicon. Compiled from the most authentic sources

by Matsell, George W

New York: George W. Matsell & Co, 1859. First edition, 16mo, pp. 130 plus leaf of ads for Matsell's "National Police Gazette"; new quarter calf with marbled boards, near fine, with contemporary additions in pen in the appendix on terms used by pugilists. There was a reprint made in the 1890s with illustrations which is often confused with the first edition of 1859. The page height of the first edition is 148 mm. Matsell (1811-77) was a major in the 6th Infantry of the New York Militia. In 1843 he became... Read more
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$862.50
An universal etymological English dictionary ... Eighteenth edition

An universal etymological English dictionary ... Eighteenth edition

by Bailey, Nathan

London: printed for T. Osborn [et al.], 1761. 8vo, pp. [1] ads, [16], unpaginated lexicon in double column, [1] ads; Alston V, 112; Kennedy 6255; together, and uniformly bound with the separately published volume II: Bailey, N[athan], The universal etymological dictionary... The seventh [and last] edition... London: William Cavell, 1776, pp. [6], unpaginated lexicon in double column; title within a metal-cut border, a few woodcut illustrations in the text of a mostly heraldic nature; Alston V, 135... Read more
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$1,725.00
Recveil de dictionaires Francoys, Espaignolz et Latins...Recopilacion de dictionarios...Congesta dictionariorvm..

Recveil de dictionaires Francoys, Espaignolz et Latins...Recopilacion de dictionarios...Congesta dictionariorvm..

by Hornkens, Heinrich

Brvxelles: Rutger Velpius, 1599. First and only edition, 4to, pp. [8], 551, [2]; title within woodcut border, printer's device on verso of final leaf; lexicon in triple column; title-p. with waterstain, last 40pp. with waterstain in the margins; front cover is missing, contemporary vellum spine and back cover present; preserved in a new clamshell box with leather label on spine. 3 copies in OCLC (none in North America); not found in Brunet; not in Vancil; Adams H-987; Zaunmuller, col. 369.
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$2,875.00
Mary and I; forty years with the Sioux ... with an introduction by Rev. S.C. Bartlett

Mary and I; forty years with the Sioux ... with an introduction by Rev. S.C. Bartlett

by RIGGS, STEPHEN R

Boston: Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society, 1887. 8vo, pp. 437; 2 plates; one signature starting, upper hinge cracked, else good or better in original brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine and upper cover. Riggs and his wife Mary were missionaries to the Sioux, stationed mostly at Lac Qui Parle in Minnesota. Riggs was the author of the Dakota Grammar and Dictionary and the Gospel among the Dakotas. Howes R-288.
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$172.50
Basilii Fabri sorani thesaurus eruditionis scholasticæ: omnium usui et disciplinis omnibus accommodatus post celeberrimorum virorum Bucheri, Cellarii, Graevii, operas et adnotationes et multiplices Andreae Stübelii curas

Basilii Fabri sorani thesaurus eruditionis scholasticæ: omnium usui et disciplinis omnibus accommodatus post celeberrimorum virorum Bucheri, Cellarii, Graevii, operas et adnotationes et multiplices Andreae Stübelii curas

by Faber, Basilius

Lipsiae: Thomae Fritschii, 1726. 2 volumes in one, folio; [a]-b4 A-5O4 (A)-(5H4); woodcut printer's mark of a winged horse; text printed in double column; contemporary boards, spine perished; edges rubbed and worn, preliminaries ragged along the edges and starting to come loose; occasional soil spots and period ink stains in margins, else textblock good and sound.
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$316.25
Noah's ark, New England Yankees and the endless quest ... a short history of the original Webster dictionaries, with particular reference to their first hundred years as publications of G. & C. Merriam Company

Noah's ark, New England Yankees and the endless quest ... a short history of the original Webster dictionaries, with particular reference to their first hundred years as publications of G. & C. Merriam Company

by Leavitt ,Robert K

Springfield, Mass, 1947. First trade edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 106, [1]; portrait of Webster, 13 plates, illus. in text; fine in orig. printed paper-covered boards and slightly tattered original glassine. Oft-cited reference for the history of Webster's dictionary, 1806-1947.
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$40.25
Den nieuwen dictionaris; oft, Schadt der Duytse en Spaensche talen. Van niews oversien en seer vermeerdert ... Daerbu geoecht eenen Spaenschen grammatica ..

Den nieuwen dictionaris; oft, Schadt der Duytse en Spaensche talen. Van niews oversien en seer vermeerdert ... Daerbu geoecht eenen Spaenschen grammatica ..

by La Porte, Arnoldo De

Antwerpen: Hieronymus en Ian Bapt. Verdussen, 1659. First edition, small, thick 4to, unpaged; [*1-4], A1-Xx4; bound with, as issued, Nuevo Dictionario o Thesoro de la Lingua Española y Flamenca, Amberes: Ieronymo y Ivan Bapt. Verdussen, 1659, unpaged; [*-2], A1-Bbb2; and also bound with, as issued, Den Spaensen Grammatica, Amberee: Ieronymo y Ivan Bapt. Verdussen, 1659, unpaged, [*1-***4]; sectional title pages for each part; pictorial woodcut title pages for the first 2 parts by C. Jeghers who worked... Read more
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$1,092.50
Dictionary of the British Empire and Commonwealth

Dictionary of the British Empire and Commonwealth

by Palmer, Alan

London: John Murray. 1996. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. xviii, 395 pages A unique reference companion. . Softcover.
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AU$10.00