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    A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS [COMPLETE] by Samuel Johnson

    Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1805. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. a dictionary of the english language: in which the words are deduced from their originals…..abstracted from the folio edition by samuel johnson (1805) 1st American edition. Bound in full sheep leather with carmine morocco leather spine label. With the standard pronouncing dicitionary of John Walker. Leather crease down spine center. .


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    Reader's Digest Illustrated Reverse Dictionary: Find the Words at the Tip of Your Tongue by Ellison Kahn, John (Reader's digest)

    608 Pages. Hardcover. 1991. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dustjacket is in Very Good condition and has some creases and chipping at top and one clean tear on back cover. If you don't know or can't remember a word or a phrase, an ordinary dictionary won't help. How does it work? You look up the meaning to find the word. Start with an idea, a description, a similar word, and follow it to the exact word you need. More than a thesaurus! Better than a thesaurus!


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    Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary by Woolf, Henry Bosley, Ed

    No dust jacket. Cover stained as are the outside ends of some of the pages. Not too much else in terms of wear. A couple of the little finger tab thingies are missing. The words are all still here, just not the ones added over the past 43 years. The shipping weight of this book will be over 4 pounds, so a small shipping surcharge has been added to the price.


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    £320.00

    A Dictionary of the English Language, etc. [with] A Correct Standard of Pronunciation. Two volume set by Johnson, Samuel

    Dublin: R Marchbank. G : in good condition. Rebacked with new endpapers. Loss to upper edge of title page (minimal loss to text). Ink inscription to fep of vol II. Scattered foxing and browning. 1798. Eighth Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). [1000pp]. Engraved frontisplate of Johnson. .


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    Minzu cidian by Shi Zhengyi, et al

    Chengdu: Sichuan min zu chu ban she, 1984. 1, 1, 54, 410 pages, very good hardcover in a mildly worn dj with an old price label. Dictionary of ethnic terms related to China's nationalities.


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    Suid-Afrikaanse Pleknaamwoordeboek: Deel 1 by Nienaber, P.J

    Suid-Afrikaanse Boeksentrum, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Afrikaans text. Volume 1 only. The dust jacket is extremely rubbed, tanned and marked, with large chips out of the spine and back, and tearing and fraying along the edges. Despite this, the jacket remains legible and mostly intact. The boards are a touch edge worn, but remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound and well-preserved in cellophane. JK


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    Easy French Step-by-Step: Master High-Frequency Grammar for French Proficiency -- Fast! by Rochester, Myrna Bell

    New York: McGraw Hill Education, 2009. Paperback. Near Fine. xviii, 380, [2] p.: tables; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Includes index and answer key for exercises. In Near Fine Condition; underlining on the first few pages; otherwise, clean and tight; none of the exercises have been filled in.


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    Graecum Lexicon Manuale, Primum a Beniàmine Hederico Institutum, post repetitas Sam. Patricii Curas, Auctum Myriade Amplius Verborum, Innumeris Vitiis Repurgatum, Plurimisque Novis Significatibus Verborum Locupletatum cura Io. Augusti Ernesti, nunc denuo Recensitum, et Quamplurimum in Utraque parte auctum a T. Morell, S.T.P. Thesauri by Hederich, Benjamin. Morell, Thomas, ed

    Londini [London]: excudit H. Woodfall, impensis, H. Woodfall, J. Beecroft, C. Bathurst, J. Rivington, [and 18 others in London], 1766. First edition thus. Later full vellum, five raised bands, brown morocco lettering piece. Boards soiled else a very good tight copy, scattered foxing.. [2],viii, [862] pp. Coll. a4-5r3. Title page in red and black. 4to. Text in three columns. Hederich (1675-1748) was a German lexicographer and hellenist who lexicon was first published in 1722. Morrell (1703-1784) was a classical scholar and librettist. He wrote the librettos for Handel's Alexander Balus, Theodora, and Jephtha, but he "never prospered materially -according to William Cole, because he kept low company, especially with musicians, and was irremediably improvident.... In his lifetime [he] was chiefly known, and widely esteemed, as a classical scholar." (ODNB) ESTC T140706.


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    Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary by Merriam-Webster

    2003-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Dictionaire Historique et Critique Volume 2 D - L by Pierre Bayle - 1720 by Pierre Bayle

    1720. Hardcover. Good. Original 1720 book by Pierre Bayle, Dictionaire Historique et Critique Volume 2 D - L. Rotterdam, Chez Michel Bohm, 1830 pages. Very nice and large old French Dictionary (nearly 16.5"L X 10.5"W X 2.5"H)! Good condition; front and back covers are attached but fairly loose with some scuffs / dings, hinges are loose, pages mostly clean and nice with some minor scattered foxing/browning throughout.


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    Dictionary of Australian History by Larkins, John

    Adelaide: Rigby. 1980. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 226 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    A Galic and English Dictionary. Containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss. by SHAW, William

    2 volumes bound in one, quarto, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, scuffed and worn, contemporary red morocco label lettered gilt, (6) + (186) leaves; (1) + (153) leaves, printed in double columns, ownership inscription in ink on the first title page of J.Hamilton , with the A List of Subscribers in volume I. Provenance: John Hamilton 1739-1821 of Sundrum Castle, Ayrshire; prominent in local politics in Ayr, he had enlightenment interests typical of his age, was a friend of James Boswell who introduced him to Samuel Johnson in 1773 which is recorded in Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides . FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE FIRST GAELIC/ENGLISH DICTIONARY. William Shaw 1749-1831 was born at Clachaig in the Isle of Arran and was a graduate of Glasgow University. He went to London, and there met Dr. Johnson. When he told Johnson of his great scheme for making a collection of Gaelic words, the old Doctor approved. Sir, said he, if you give the world a vocabulary of that language, while this Island stands, your name will be remembered. Recorded amongst the list of subscriber's are James Boswell and Samuel Johnson. In 1778 Shaw travelled throughout the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides and then through Ireland and collected nearly thirty thousand articles for a Dictionary. In the preface Shaw acknowledges help in particular from a minister in Mull for 200 words and Sir James Foulis, and in Ireland Col.Vallancy who had many manuscripts and books and manuscripts in Trinity College Library.


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    A Complete Dictionary Of The English & German Languages For General Use by James, William

    Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1880. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Boards are worn and marked.A bit stained on front end page,not affecting text.Foxing.Previous ownership stamp.Well bound.Compiled with especial regard to the elucidation of modern literature,the pronunciation and accentuation after the principles of Walker & Heinsius.Twenty-eighth stereotype edition.Thoroughly revised.[R.K]


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    A Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous Publications in the English Language by Halkett, Samuel; Laing, John; Horden, John [ed.]

    London: Longman Group Ltd. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1980. Third [Revised and Enlarged] Edition. Black/gilt hardback cloth cover. 310mm x 210mm (12" x 8"). xliv, 271pp. .


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    A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF FACTS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS IN WOOD. by Rev. S Barrow

    Lond: Poole and Edwards,. Good with no dust jacket. 1827. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 232 pages; Publisher's catalog tipped in. Black calf leather boards. Small stains .


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    Abhidharmakosabhasyam, 4 Volume Set by Vasubandhu

    19900602. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Dictionnaire de mythologie celte by Persigout, Jean-Paul

    France: Éditions du Rocher (Collection Gnose), 1990 « Voici le premier dictionnaire de mythologie celte consacré aux dieux et aux héros. Si les mythologies classiques bénéficient d'ouvrages de référence nombreux. Il n'en est pas de même pour la mythologie celtique dont on reconnaît pourtant chaque jour davantage l'importance dans notre formation culturelle et spirituelle. Jean-Paul Persigout a rassemblé, au cours d'une patiente et minutieuse enquête, tous les renseignements essentiels.» Étiquette vierge en deuxième de couverture.


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    Danyang fang yan ci dian by Cai, Guolu

    Nanjing: Jiangsu jiao yu chu ban she, 1995. 2, 30, 387p., very good hardcover in lightly shelfworn dj. Dictionary of the local dialect of the Danyang area in southern Jiangsu. Part of a series edited by Li Rong.


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    A DICTIONARY OF MODERN ENGLISH USAGE by H W FOWLER

    book club associates, 1977-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Good/Good Jacket. 725 pages Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide


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    WORTERBUCH DER DEUTSCHEN SPRACHE. MIT BELEGEN VON LUTHER BIS AUF DIE GEGENWART. [CT IN 3 VOLS] by Daniel Sanders

    Leipzig: Otto Wigand. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860-1865.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Reference; German Language.; heavy 4to; 2893 pages; Vol 1: [2], 1065, [1] pp. Vol 2: [2], 825, [1] pp. Vol 3: VIII, [1], 826-1828pp. Contemp quarter leather and marbled boards. Spine leather slightly scuffed, corners worn. Light foxing to first and last leaves. Dictionary of the German Language. Contemporary binding, half leather over marbled boards. The importance of this work in the development of the German Language cannot be overestimated as it covers shades of meaning and origins, fully explained, including the medium-and low-German sources. .


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    Electric Railway Dictionary: Definitions and Illustrations of the Parts and Equipment of Electric Railway Cars and Trucks by Hitt, Rodney

    Novato, CA: Newton K. Gregg, 1972. First published by McGraw in 1911, this is a compendium of parts & terms used in electric train cars. Heavily illustrated with plans, cross-sections, pictures of hardware. 63 pages defining terms, 228 pages of figures. Large hardcover, full yellow buckram, gilt titling. Light wear to book, price-clipped jacket shows some wear, light chipping, taped tear to rear panel; minor water stain to rear jacket & inside cover. Text clean; [4], 292 pages + 55 page ad supplement; 1987 figures & illustrations, drawings.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 9" by 11¾".


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    Langenscheidt Portuguese Universal Dictionary- pocket size by Langenscheidt

    *1960 langenscheidt Portuguese Universal dictionary pocket size– bright yellow Vinyl cover –interior –unmarked a wrinkled page or two– meant to be carried in a pocket –Pages slightly tanned, a certain amount of minutia edges & End papers as glued to vinyl cover- some bleeding on the back of the printing or it may have been set on a newspaper–great copy wonderful little pocket size dictionary very small not huge.---reading dictionaries is a great way to bone up on your language and spelling skills – and size makes it really convenient – Langenscheidt Langenscheidt Portuguese Universal Dictionary- pocket size Publisher Langenscheidt Publication date January 1, 1960–382 pages- yellow quantal Angeles -see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't.--Expedited Shipping available-by request/ price adjust-..Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa shipped -United States Post to fulfill your order, Los Angeles I carefully pack your book,hop on my Vespa visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system.. -books wrapped-,you get the copy you were viewing. --yellow 3829 foreign language BSB 2


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    Manual de la conversacion y vocabulario, revisado por E. Zapico by Kanasawa, I

    Tokyo: Dai-Nipon-Tosho-Kuaisha, 1918. 399p., hardcover, ownership stamps and inscriptions of Keituro Sakamoto of Peru, with marginalia throughout. Fifth edition, boards considerably worn but intact, front hinge amateurly repaired. Handwritten paper label pasted on spine with Japanese translation of the title. Spanish-Japanese phrasebook and conversation guide.


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    The Oxford Companion to Music by Scholes, Percy A

    Oxford University Press, 1970 « This is the most famous of all one-volume encyclopedias. It contains over a million words on all aspects of music, lucidly and entertainingly presented, and nearly a thousand illustrations. This well loved classic remains valuable for every musician and lover of music.» Tenth editon revised and reset, reprinted in 1992


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    Oxford Compact English Dictionary, The by Catherine: Edited By Soanes

    * gift able Beautiful faux midnight dark blue covers, marbleized maroon end pages, handsome -Compact Oxford English Dictionary - 9780198610380, Revised edition 2003. Book looks almost unused cover and pages are clean and unmarked. edited by Soanes, Catherine - Attractive Perfect size for desktop smaller than the some . Easily managed-English as it is actually used throughout the English-speaking world. Guidance on points of grammar, usage, and spelling are provided in the shape of usage notes within the text--see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't. -..Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa shipped -United States Post to fulfill your order, Los Angeles I carefully pack your book,hop on my Vespa visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system.. -books wrapped,not co-mingled,you get the copy you were viewing......... Compact Oxford English Dictionary - 3rd Revised Edition Editor Catherine Soanes ISBN 10: 0198610386 - ISBN 13: 9780198610380 - 2003 - Hardcover. Place of Publication. Oxford University Press, about 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 3rd Revised Edition Oxford Dictionary BL 5056 HC Legal 1


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