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Category: All Categories: Language and Linguistics: English
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1.

Cynewulfs Elene: Mit Einem Glossar Herausgegeben von Julius Zupitza
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Publisher: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1888 Berlin, Germany.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall This is an edition of Cynewulfs Elene, published in Germany with a preface in German. Text is in Old English. Footnotes appear to be in Latin. Beyond this, I am not able to give a better description. 89 pages with index. Book is in FAIR condition. Cover missing over spine; binding still tight; text pages have some pencilled notes in margins, but are mostly clean.

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2.

Roget's International Thesaurus

Publisher: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1967..
3rd Ed, later ptg. 23½ X 16 cm. Near Fine/Good. Quarter black cloth with rust-orange cloth-covered boards, titles and publishers device gilt-stamped on front board, edges stained to match boards, thumb-indexed, instructions for use on endpapers, xxi, 1258 pp. Spine ends turned in a bit, light wear to bottom edge, else fine. DJ rubbed, with tears along top edge and a 2" triangular chip missing from front panel, spine slightly faded; in Brodart archival cover.

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3.
Allen, Harold B., ed.  
Readings in Applied English Linguistics, 2d ed.

Publisher: N.Y., Appleton-Century-Crofts [1964].
xii, 535 p., index, illus.; 23.5 cm. A sollection of 62 articles in English about how the English language works. Stock# 32,023. Good+,a little ink underlining/ paper.

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4.
American Heritage Dictionary, editors of  
Word Mysteries & Histories From Quiche to Humble Pie Illustrations by Barry Moser

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
xi, 308 p., illus., 21 cm. "Fascinating facts about the backrounds of more than 500 [English] words." Stock# 32,025x. Vg/ dj vg. Another copy. Vg/ paperback. $8.50

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5.
Andras, J. and Sarmatian, A.  
English Sounds and Letters

Publisher: St. Louis Bohemian Publishing Co. 1938.
, Full cloth , 238 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     Blue cloth is seriously chipped along top edge and about half of front edge of both boards. Text is clean and binding solid. General & Reference

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6.
Azniv Beshgeturian  
Foreigner's Guide to English (New-World Language Series)

Publisher: World Book Company Yonkers-on-Hudson 1914.
Condition: Good. Hardcover. Brown cloth boards, no jacket, bagged for protection, very light shelf wear, some very light pencil markings interior, ink name interior front board.

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7.
Baldick, Chris  
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford UP, 1990.
x, 246 p. 22.5 cm. "Over 1,000 headwords covering terms ancient and modern." Stock# 31,900. Fine/ dj fine.

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8.
Bartlett, John (Justin Kaplan, Ed.)  
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

Publisher: Boston, Toronto, & London: Little, Brown and Company, 1992..
16th Ed. 26 X 20 cm. Fine/Near Fine. Blue cloth, gilt titles on front board and spine, lvi, 1405 pp. Top corner of front DJ flap creased, else fine; in Brodart archival cover. No price on DJ, so may be a book club edition, but sturdily bound. Over 20, 000 quotations arranged chronologically, with an index to authors and a 611-page general index organized alphabetically by important words found in quotations.

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9.
Baugh, Albert C.  
A History of the English Language

Publisher: New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1951..
15th ptg. 22 X 15 cm. Good/No dj. Copyright 1935. Blue cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, xiii, 509 pp, 5 maps, 4 ff b & w plates, footnotes, index. Extensive pencil underlining, a few notes in ink, else very good. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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10.
Baugh, Albert Croll, 1891-1981, & Thomas Cable, 1942-  
A History of the English Language. Third Edition
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Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, ©1978.
xvi, 438 p., illus.; 24 cm. Third edition; first, 1957. Based on vast erudition, the book is clear and easy to read. This copy looks new but has places with marginal marks and some underlining. Stock#45372. Good+ but slightly marked / no dj.

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11.
Bernstein, Theodore M.  
Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins: The Careful Writer's Guide to the Taboos, Bugbears, and Outmoded Rules of English Usage

Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971..
2nd ptg. 21½ X 15 cm. Near Fine/VG. Brown cloth, gilt titles on spine, xv, 260 pp. Spine ends slightly rumpled. DJ rubbed along edges, head of spine tattered, a few closed tears to 3 cm; in Brodart archival cover. Bernstein takes on rules of grammar, style, and syntax that are arbitrary prejudices of their promulgators, rightly applied to Latin rather than English, obsolete, or based on faulty reasoning.

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12.
Blake, N.F. and Jean Moorhead  
Introduction to English Language

Publisher: London: MacMillan, 1997,.
ISBN: 033357303X paper bound, later printing, 178pp inc. glossary and index. As new.

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13.
Bloomfield, Morton W. (Wilfred), 1913-1987, & Leonard Newmark.  
A Linguistic Introduction to the History of English.

Publisher: NY, Knopf, 1965. .
375, xx p., indexes, diagrams; 21.5 cm. MRP. Stock# 31,882. Good, much red ink marking/ no dj. Language, philology.

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14.
Blount, Roy, Jr.  
Alphabet Juice

Publisher: New York: Sara Crichton Books (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 2008..
First Edition. Signed by Author on title page. 23½ X 16 cm. Fine/Fine. Maroon board, foil titles on spine, [ix], 364, [3] pp. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Alphabet Juice "celebrates the electricity, the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies, of letters and their combinations.. It rejects the standard linguistic notion that the connection between words and their meanings is 'arbitrary.' " And it's a lot of fun to read. Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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15.
Boycott, Rosie  
Batty, Bloomers and Boycott: A Little Etymology of Eponymous Words

Publisher: New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1983 1st Am. ed..
128pp. hardback 8vo: Fine in a near Fine dj. An entertaining look at some 300 eponymous terms ranging from "Adam's apple" to "Zinnia." The author is a great great-niece of Captain Boycott himself.

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16.
Brandreth, Gyles w/illus. by George Moran  
The Joy of Lex: How to Have Fun with 860,341,500 words

Publisher: New York: Quill, 1983 reprint..
310pp. illus. paperback tall 8vo: near Very Good [some spine & cover creases; else nrVG]

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17.
Burchfield, Robert  
The English Language

Publisher: London: Folio Society, 2006.
Partial cloth, without dust jacket. Has a slipcase. Fine. Slipcase is fine. Gold on crimson spine. Standard Size. 252 pages.

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18.
Burchfield, Robert  
The English Language - Boxed Edition
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Publisher: Folio Society, London, 2007.
Fine paper over board hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Slipcase is Fine, unmarked. Binding tight. Cover shows no wear. End papers and pp look unused. 8vo, 239 pp with color and b/w illustrations, notes, biblio and index. Reprint of the original 1985 publication.

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19.
Burchfield, Robert.  
Unlocking the English Language. Introduction by Harold Bloom.

Publisher: N.Y., Hill & Wang/FSG [1991]. .
xvi, 202 p., index; 23.5 cm. For thirty years, as editor of the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, Burchfield grappled with words that entered the language. Stock# 31,897. Fine/ dj fine.

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20.
Claiborne, Robert.  
The Roots of English, A Reader's Handbook of Word Origins.

Publisher: N.Y.,Times Books, [1989].
6 p.l., 335 p.; 24 cm. Many Indo-European root words that came to English through Germanic tongues (Old Norse, Low Dutch, High German) Latin and its romance descendants, and Greek. Stock# 31,887. Fine, book club/ dj fine.

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21.
Crystal, David, 1941-  
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
vii, 489 p., illus., maps (chiefly color); 28.5 cm. Contents: Modelling English; The origins of English; Old English; Middle English; Early modern English; Modern English; World English; The nature of the lexicon; The sources of the lexicon; Etymology; The structure of the lexicon; Lexical dimensions; Grammatical mythology; The structure of words; Word classes; The structure of sentences; The sound system; The writing system; Varieties of discourse; Regional variation; Social variation; Personal variation; Learning English as a mother tongue; New ways of studying English. Stock#45866. Fine, new from publisher, in shrinkwrap / dj fine.

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22.
Dean, Leonard F. & Kenneth G. Wilson, editors.  
Essays on Language and Usage.

Publisher: NY, Oxford UP, 1959.
335 p.; 20.5 cm. Contents include Dictionaries, Words, and Meanings (essays by Whitehall, Sohnson, Mathews, Robertson & Cassidy, Mencken, Sullivan, Schlauch); The History of English (Schlauch, Hook & Mathews, Marckwardt, Fries); The Structure of English (Gleason, Roberts, Whorf, Fries; Brown, Brown & Bailey; Whitehall, Jespersen, Hall, Potter); Usage (Pooley, Hall, Fries, Hubbell, Veblen, Lloyd, Beerbohm, Twain, Leacock). Paper; good+. Stock# 21947.

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23.
Empson, William, 1906-1984.  
The Structure of Complex Words.

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1951.
450 p. First edition of a complex, metaphysical, mathematically-based linguistic and literary criticism. Stock #24957. Vg/vg.

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24.
Flesch, Rudolph  
The ABC of Style: A Guide to Plain English

Publisher: New York, Evanston, & London: Harper & Row, 1964..
First Edition. 21½ X 14½ cm. VG/Near Fine. Grey cloth, white titles with red double rule on spine, grey endpapers, xi, 303, [1] pp. Corners & spine ends rubbed, a few scuffs on front board, owner's signature rubber-stamped on title page & ffep. DJ has just a hint of edge-wear; in Brodart archival cover. This book focuses on choosing the best words to achieve a simple & direct style of writing.

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25.
Flynn, Vincent Joseph  
The Grammatical Writings of William Lily, ?1468-?1523. Part of a dissertation, etc.

Publisher: New York, Bibliographical Society of America, 1943..
31p., 23.5 cm. An offprint from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America.

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26.
Foster, John, Jr.  
Science Writer's Guide

Publisher: New York & London: Columbia University, 1963..
First Edition. 21 X 14 cm. Fine/VG. Blue cloth, gilt titles on spine, blind device on front board, top edge dyed blue, xvii, 253 pp. Price-clipped DJ has an adhesive cover, else fine. Thirty-five pages on principles and practices are followed by definitions of contemporary scientific terms (the bulk of the book), a guide to medical terms, masses & decay properties of elementary particles, and suggested reading.

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27.
Fowler, H. W.  
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 1950..
BCE. 19 X 13 cm. VG/No dj. 4th US Printing stated, book club deboss on rear board. Dark blue cloth, blind publisher's device and border on front board, viii, 742 pp. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, top edge a bit dusty. A classic reference for writers.

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28.
Fowler, H. W. (Henry Watson), 1858-1933 / Gowers, Ernest, 1880-1966 /  
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage Second ed. / Revised by Sir Ernest Gowers

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1965.
xx, 725 p. ; 19 cm. The standard definition of English as it is now spoke or used to be when it was. From the library of Prof. Vincent Tomas of the Brown University Department of Philosophy. Stock# 102,656. VG / no dj.

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29.
Fowler, H.W.  
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage.

Publisher: NY: Oxford, 1950.
Bookclub ed. VG in dj(1/2 chip out of head of spine, soiling). Hard Cover

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30.
Francis, W. (Winthrop) Nelson, 1910-2002  
The History of English

Publisher: N.Y., Norton, [1963].
41 p., 21 cm. stapled in printed paper wrappers with mailing label; publisher's prospectus; VG. 'This pamphlet, a complete study in itself, is Chapter Three of an innovative survey of the language for the freshman English student.' Stock# 25243x. Linguistics, philology, grammar.

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31.
Francis, W.(Winthrop) Nelson, 1910-2002  
The English Language: An Introduction. Background for Writing.

Publisher: N.Y., Norton [1965]. .
x, 273 p., index; 22 cm. Stock# 31,867x. Vg/ dj clipped, worn; with the author's presentation inscription.Another copy. No inscription. Linguistics; philology.

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32.
Gleason, H. A. Jr.(Henry Allen) 1912-  
Linguistics and English Grammar.

Publisher: N.Y., Holt, Rinehart & Winston [1965].
519 p., index; 23.5 cm. Textbook on the English language. Stock# 31,891. Good, copious ink underlining, marginal notes/ no dj.

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33.
Grellet, F; Valentin, M.H.  
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LITERATURE: From Sidney to Sillitoe.
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Publisher: Paris: Hachette (1984)..
ISBN: 2010094301 Introduces English literature from a French point of view to French students in their first years at university in France. Includes "literary terminology, cross-reference and critical as well as contextual documents." 342p: black/white illustrations; 24cm. A Chronology of English Kings and Queens; A Selection of Films Made from British Novels or Plays; Author, Title, Key Word and First Line Index; A Few Literary Manifestos. 581g. Very Good (clean and sound, slight edgewear, erasure title-page). Red softcover. Book condition: Very Good.

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34.
Hitchings, Henry  
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English

Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008..
First US Edition. 23½ X 16 cm. Fine/VG. Grey boards, yellow titles on spine, vii, 440 pp, notes, bibliography, general index, word index. DJ extremities rubbed; in Brodart archival cover. According to the DJ, this is "a wide-ranging account of not only the history of English language and vocabulary, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change, and remind us of our past." Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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35.
Homer, Joel (Ill. Stan Mack)  
Jargon: How to Talk to Anyone about Anything

Publisher: New York: Times Books, 1979..
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. G/VG. Red cloth, gilt titles on spine, 223 pp, 4 full-page cartoons. Head of spine beginning to fray, bottom edge bumped, otherwise clean & bright. DJ has 2 tears under 2 cm, slight edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. Jargon-to-English translations for business, politics, bureaucracy, espionage, law enforcement, media, computers, military, self-help, and the streets. If you read it straight through, you could use it as an English-to-Jargon translator (circa 1978).

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36.
Hook, J. N.  
The Grand Panjandrum & 1,999 Other Rare, Useful, and Delightful Words and Expressions

Publisher: New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc, 1980..
BCE. 21½ X 14½ cm. Fine/Near Fine. Quarter red cloth, grey paper-covered boards, foil titles on spine, xv, 392 pp, index. Signature of Dr. Richard C. Lillehei, who performed the first successful pancreas transplant, on recto of ffep. DJ has a couple of tiny tears & slight rubbing to top edge; in Brodart archival cover. Each chapter groups unusual words by subject, while the index lists all words defined and gives pronunciation. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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37.
Howard, Philip.  
The State of the Language: English Observed.

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton [1984].
xii, 180 p., index; 22.5 cm. The Literary Editor of The Times [London] exmines the language as spoken throughout the world. Stock# 31,874x. Fine/ dj fine.

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38.
Hulbert, James R.  
Bright's Anglo-Saxon Reader, Revised and Enlarged
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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., NY, 1951.
Fair cloth hardback, no DJ. Cover with noticable spine, edge and corner wear. Both hinges cracked, not loose. End papers inscribed, pencil notes in back. Pp are G, lightly tanned, a few with notes. 12mo, 395 pp with extensive glossary.

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39.
Hunt, Cecil  
Word Origins The Romance of Language

Publisher: N.Y., Philosophical Library, 1949.
176 p., illus., 21 cm. The title is incomplete: the book is about people whose names have become part of the English language. IAB. Stock# 32,044.

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40.
Jeremy Harmer  
The Practice of English Language Teaching (3rd Edition) (Longman Handbooks for Language Teachers)

Publisher: Longman Great Britian 2001.
Very Good ISBN: 0582403855 A very good substantial paperback without creases to the spine, slightly creased and edge-worn covers, internally no writing or stamps, unmarked pages. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our wee real bookshop in Scotland.; 56x75

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41.
Jespersen, Jens Otto, 1860-1943  
Growth and Structure of the English Language With a Foreword by Randolph Quirk

Publisher: Chicago UP, 1982.
244 p. 21.5 cm. First published, 1905; this is the tenth edition. Stock #29,576. Vg, occassional ink underlining. / wrappers.

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42.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.  
A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words Are Deduced from their Originals.

Publisher: [Chicago] Scott, Foresman, 1941.
[31] p.; 23 cm. Reduced facsimiles of selected pages from the 1755 edition, printed London, Strahan, 1755. Contains the Preface, the Grammar, and some pithy entries. Printed as a Christmas greeting for 1941 and now uncommon. Vg/ no dj. 27902.

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43.
Judd, Karen  
Copy Editing: A Practical Guide

Publisher: Los Altos, CA: Crisp Publications, Inc., 1990..
2nd ed. 23½ X 16 cm. Near Fine/Near Fine. Full grey cloth, black titles on front board & spine, key to symbols on endpapers, x, 317 pp, bibliography, index. Previous owner's name on fpd, else fine. DJ has a bit of wear at corners & spine ends; in Brodart archival cover. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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44.
Lewis, Norman (Ed.)  
The New Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form

Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1978..
23½ X 16½ cm. Fine/VG. Black textured paper covered boards, perfect bound, 552 pp, thumb-indexed. Title page states that this is a library edition, but DJ carries SBN for trade edition. DJ fingerprinted and rubbed, with pencil indentations on rear panel, and a few small chips, closed tears, and creases; in Brodart archival cover. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 8 oz.)

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45.
Lipton, James.  
An Exaltation of Larks or, The Venereal Game.

Publisher: Grossman [c1968]. 'Seventh Printing.'.
'the terms you will discover here are genuine and authentic; that is, each of them, as fanciful-- and even frivolous-- as some of them may seem, was at one time either in general use as the only proper term for a group of whatever beast, fish, fowl or insect it designated, or had acquired sufficient local currency to warrant its includion in a list with the well-established hunting terms.' 118 p., illus.; 25.5 cm.; pictorial dj clipped, toned; good+. 28727

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46.
Loomis, Madeleine Seymour  
STANDARD ENGLISH BRAILLE In Twenty Lessons.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, 1934.
Condition: G+/NONE. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall; 112 pages; Additional insert: a blue cardboard weight "Braille Alphabet and Numerals" card from the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.The book inside covers has some browning and prior owners' name and address is stamped in. The outside spine has a closed tear. The Preface says that there are 20 lessons written with 3 purposes: for those who want to teach, help those who are learning and to act as a guide and reference for those who already know the system.

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47.
Lowell, James Russell  
The Old English Dramatists
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Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, 1893.
G cloth hardback, faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with edge and corner wear, some stains and scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are lightly tanned, a few are lightly foxed. 12mo, 182 pp

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48.
Mackenzie, Fraser.  
Les Relations de l'Angleterre et de la France d'après le Vocabulaire...

Publisher: Paris, Droz, 4 juillet 1939.
Two volumes: 334, 352 p., indexes; 25 cm. Titles continue: I. Les Infiltrations de la langue et de l'esprit anglais: anglicismes français. II. Les Infiltrations de la langue et de l'esprit français en Angleterre: gallicismes anglais. "Thèse pour le Doctorat ès Lettres présentée à la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Paris." On the influence of France and the French language as measured by historical vocabulary. Index bibliographique, pp. 11-42 in vol. 1; Bibliographie, pp. 11-30 in vol. 2. Printed wraps, part unopened, spine of vol. II partly chewed; good+. Stock #23148.

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49.
Marckwardt, Albert H.  
Introduction to the English Language

Publisher: Oxford UP, 1942.
xvii, 347p. A textbook "A student who has first gained some insight into the nature of a living language will be more ready to realize that Old and Middle English were once living too." Stock# 32,006. Vg/ nl dj.

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50.
Mason, Austin Thomas  
The Principles of Precis

Publisher: Hodder Arnold Great Britian 1964.
Good ISBN: 0713110112 A good 1964 paperback without creases to the tanned spine, slightly soiled/edge-worn covers, internally without writing or stamps, unmarked pages foxed to the text-block edges. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our Wee Bookshop in Scotland.; 60x40

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51.
McCrum, Robert, Wm. Cran, Robert MacNeil.  
The Story of English.

Publisher: N.Y., Viking [1986].
384 p., index, illus., col., photos, maps; 25.5 cm. 'A companion to the PBS television series.' Stock # 31,872x. Vg/ dj. Another copy. IAB.

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52.
Mencken, Henry Louis (1880-1956).  
Supplement II. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States

Publisher: NY, Knopf, 1962. .
xiii, 890, xliii p., index; Stock# 22852-b. VG/ dj vg. Speech, slang, linguistics, philology.

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53.
Michaels, Leonard & Christopher Ricks.  
The State of the Language.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. UP [1980].
xiii, 609 p.; 23.5 cm. "An exceptional gathering of British & American observations on English as the sensitive register of our ideas, feelings and manners." Stock# 31,899. dj; VG.

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54.
Mish, Frederick C. et al. (Eds.)  
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

Publisher: Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1984..
9th ed. 25 X 18½ cm. Near Fine/No dj. Full red cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, thumb-indexed, 1563, [1] pp. Smells of tobacco smoke, gift inscription on ffep, else fine. Merriam-Webster is the corporate successor of Noah Webster's original company, and as such retains the original citation files which continue to be augmented. The ninth edition of Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary contains thousands of words in addition to those in the eighth edition, adds the date of the first citation for most words, and moves abbreviations to a separate section. Other features carrried over from previous editions include a history of the English language, phonology, common foreign words & phrases, biographical & geographical gazeteers, list of American & Canadian colleges & universities, and a handbook of style including forms of address. Shipping weight 5 lbs.

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55.
Mish, Frederick C. et al. (Eds.)  
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Publisher: Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1984..
10th Ed, later ptg. 25 X 18½ cm. Near Fine/VG. Full red cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, thumb-indexed, 38a, 1559, [1] pp. Gift inscription on ffep, else fine. DJ has a 1-cm tear and a 2-cm tear with small chip to top edge; in Brodart archival cover. Merriam-Webster is the corporate successor of Noah Webster's original company, and as such retains the original citation files which continue to be augmented. The tenth edition of the Collegiate Dictionary retains and expands the new features in the ninth edition, including the date of the first citation for most words, and the separate section for abbreviations. Other features carrried over from previous editions include a history of the English language, phonology, common foreign words & phrases, biographical & geographical gazeteers, and a handbook of style including forms of address. Shipping weight 5 lbs.

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56.
Mitchell, Bruce.  
A Guide to Old English.

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1965.
xvi, 160 p., index; 22 cm. Includes, in addition to the linguistic aspects, "an introduction to Anglo-Saxon studies." Stock# 32,005. Vg/ dj clipped

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57.
Mitchell, Richard  
The Leaning Tower of Babel and Other Affronts by the Underground Grammarian

Publisher: Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1984..
First Edition. 21½ X 14½ cm. Fine/VG. Black boards, foil titles on spine, xv, 279 pp, many small b & w decorations. DJ has a small tear to bottom of front panel, a couple of creases, price blacked out in ink; in Brodart archival cover. Contains 65 essays concerning English language usage and education first published in The Underground Grammarian. Photo on DJ rear flap shows author bending over a form of type with tweezers, evidently correcting an error. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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58.
Moore, Samuel  
Historical Outlines of English Phonology and Morphology Middle English and Modern English Second Edition

Publisher: Ann Arbor, George Wahr, 1940.
viii, 153 p. This is intended to allow students to gain a sense of how the English language sounded and how pronunciation changed in the 15th and 16th centuries. Stock #26346. Vg, a two inch stain band across fron board/ no dj. English language Linguistics.

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59.
Moore, Samuel.  
Historical Outlines of English Phonology and Morphology. Middle English and Modern English.

Publisher: Ann Arbor, George Wahr, 1925. .
viii, 153 p. Part V is The Language of Chaucer. 'Of all the languages taught in our universities Middle English furnishes the best material for the study of language in the making, for the direct observation of linguistic change.' Stock #26345. Good+, wear along edges, corners. Linguistics English language

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60.
Morris, William & Mary  
Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Publisher: New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco & London: Harper & Row, 1983..
6th ptg. 24 X 16 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Blue cloth, gilt titles on spine & device on front board, xi, 654 pp. Bottom edge of rear board bumped. Discursive histories of thousands of words and phrases, much more satisfying than the brief etymologies given in most dictionaries. Shipping weight 3 lbs.

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61.
Murray et al., editors  
The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically. [2 volumes]

Publisher: Oxford UP, 1971. Tenth Printing in the US, 1975.
Two volumes: A-O, xii, 2048 p.; P-Z, Supplement & Bibliography, v, 2049-4116 p.; 32.5 cm. Includes Bausch & Lomb 2" x 3 1/8" magnifying glass in its own box. Oxford blue cloth stamped in gold; owner blindstamp on title-pages, owner stamp on flyleaves; no dj or slipcase; VG. stock#45068.

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62.
Murray, Katharine Maud Elisabeth.  
Caught in the Web of Words, James A. H. Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary, Preface by R. W. Burchfield.

Publisher: New Haven, Yale UP [1977].
[xiv], 386 p., index, photos; 24 cm. The story of James Augustus Henry Murray (1837-1915) and the creation of the monumental Oxford or New English Dictionary. Stock#30,191. Vg,brown cloth covers stained/ no dj.

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63.
Newnham, I.M.  
Mastery of English: Fifth Stage

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press Great Britian 1965.
Good ISBN: 0582326230 A good hardcover without dustwrapper in blue decorative boards with sharp rubbed corners, the spine is tanned and rubbed/bumped to the ends and edges, internally very good without writing or stamps, unmarked pages a little tanned to the text-block edges. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our wee real bookshop in Scotland.; 60x40

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64.
Nicholson, Margaret  
A Dictionary of American-English Usage: Based on Fowler's Modern English Usage

Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 1957..
First Thus. 19½ X 12½ cm. VG/VG-. Dark blue cloth, arms gilt-stamped on front board, xii, 671 pp. Corners bumped, top of spine rubbed, top and fore-edges lightly soiled, paper lightly browned, owner's address label on recto ffep, but overall clean and tight. DJ rubbed and chipped at extremities, with a few closed tears (largest about 1") along the top edge, mostly the rear panel; in Brodart archival cover. Shipping weight 3 lbs.

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65.
Nielson, William Allen, Thomas A. Knott & Paul W. Carhart (Eds.)  
Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, Unabridged (2 volumes)

Publisher: Springfield, MA & London: G. & C. Merriam Co. and G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., 1947..
2nd ed. 30½ X 23½ cm. Fair/No dj. Mostly copyright 1934, but the New Words section was updated & copyrighted in 1939 & 1945. Brown cloth, gilt titles & blind raised bands on spines, blind titles on front boards, cloth-reinforced hinges. Vol. 1, A-L: cxii, 1472 pp, 14 ff color plates including frontispiece portrait of Noah Webster, 9 ff b & w plates. Vol. 2, M-Z: [iii], 1473-3210, [2] pp, 6 ff color plates, 2 ff b & w plates. Both volumes dampstained throughout near bottom edge. This is the second edition of the most comprehensive version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary--in addition to defining over half a million terms, there is a geographical gazetteer, biographical list with basic data for 12, 000 names, color plates illustrating flags, flowers, gems, and birds, and thousands of black & white illustrations. Overweight - extra shipping charges will apply for international or priority mail. Shipping weight 19 lbs.

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66.
Oliver, Leslie M.  
Technical Exposition: A Textbook for Courses in Expository Writing for Students of Engineering

Publisher: New York & London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1940..
2nd ptg. 21 X 14 cm. G/No dj. Green cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, ix, 193 pp, index. Extemities fairly heavily rubbed and top edge soiled, but internally clean, gilt titles still bright. Assumes the reader has passed freshman composition, and deals with the specific techniques of technical writing: description, abstract, statement of problem, explanation of a process, instructions, discussion of basic principle, discussion of relative merits, organization of research papers and reports, writing business letters, vocabulary, punctuation.

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67.
Potter, Simeon, b. 1898.  
Our Language.

Publisher: Penguin Books [1963]..
204 p., index; paper; pages darkened; VG. Copy of Albert Cook, poet & translator, with his pencil notes. Contents include Old English; Scandinavian and French; Sounds and Spelling; Word Creation; The Sentence; Etymology and Meaning; Authority and Usage; Slang and Dialect; Names of Persons and Places; British and American English. stock#25245. Linguistics, philology.

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68.
Rosser, Margaret  
Welsh Verbs Simplified
 Picture
Publisher: Messrs. Hughes & Son, 1959 Wrexham, North Wales, UK.
Book. Book condition: Good. Soft cover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall "Containing rules for the formation of tenses and tables for reference, showing at a glance the conjugation of every regular and irregular verb." "The chief aim of this work is to save the student's time by helping him to acquire a knowledge of Welsh by mastering the verb, which is the back-bone of each sentence. This is attempted by giving graphically a complete map of the various possible Mutation changes and difficulties likely to occur in the use of the Welsh Verb, as well as by giving exercises on them. Thus, the Book, not only serves as a Text-Book, but also for Reference purposes.." 52 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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69.
Rule, Margaret.  
The Mary Rose: The Excavation and Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship.

Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press, 1983..
Revised second edition. ISBN: 0851772897 Hardcover Fine book (no markings) / Fine dust jacket (ink name and address neatly stamped on bottom of front dj flap). A clean, fresh copy.

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70.
Sabin, William A.  
The Gregg Reference Manual

Publisher: New York, Columbus, Woodland Hills & Peoria: Glencoe (McGraw-Hill), 1999..
8th Ed, later ptg. 24 X 17½ cm. Fine/Fine. Red boards, tan titles, xxxv, 556 pp, glossary, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. A manual of grammar, usage, style, and techniques for writing business documents including letters, memos, reports, notes, bibliographies, and tables. It includes suggestions for formatting documents both on computers and typewriters. Shipping weight 3 lbs.

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71.
Sargent, Epes  
A School Manual of English Etymology, and Text-Book of Derivatives, Prefixes and Suffixes
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Publisher: J. H. Butler, Philadelphia, 1873.
Fair cloth hardback faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with frayed spine edges and corners, edge wear, some scuffs. Front hinge cracked, not loose. End papers and pp are lightly tones, a few with light foxing, a few pp with bent corners, pencil notes inside back cover. 12mo, 264 pp.

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72.
Shipley, Joseph T.  
Dictionary of Early English
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Publisher: Littlefield, Adams & Co., 1968 Totowa, NJ.
Book. Book condition: Good. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Preface by Mark van Doren. "An alphabetical discussion of words from early English authors, including the most interesting, informative - and revivable - English words that have lapsed from general use." xiii + 753 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. Paper wrappers.

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73.
Shipley, Joseph T.  
Dictionary of Word Origins

Publisher: NY, Philosophical Library [1945]. .
x, 430 p.; blue cloth covers; VG+. Copy of Irving Addison Beck, M. D., with his label. 'To know the origin of words is to know how men think, how they have fashioned their civilization. Word history traces the path of human fellowship, the bridges from mind to mind, from nation to nation. And our language is truly international. The American speech, like the American people, comes from all over the world.' Stock# 32,784. Linguistics, philology.

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74.
Smith, H. Allen  
How to Write without Knowing Nothing

Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1961..
2nd ptg. 21 X 14½ cm. Near Fine/VG-. Yellow & grey cloth-textured boards, black titles on spine, xii, 179 pp. Top corner of rear board bumped, spine ends turned in. DJ head of spine tattered, closed tears to 2 cm, extremities somewhat rubbed; in Brodart archival cover. Smith takes a comic look at "the use and misuse of language at home and abroad." Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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75.
Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946.  
The English Language. Third Edition.

Publisher: London, Oxford UP, 1966. Oxford Paperbacks University Series (OPUS) 7.
138 p., index. "The distinguished and fastidious author of 'Trivia' and other much-admired works demonstrates in this book his infectious enjoyment of philology as one of the most fascinating branches of literary and historical study. His treatment of the English language is almost entirely concerned with individual words... traced to their origins in the languages contributory to English, in foreign importations, or in the creations of outstanding word-makers-- those poets and prose-writers who have enriched our speech; and the development in meaning of many words is followed historically, to show how they continually reflect and aptly express the life and thought of each age." Wraps; pages darkened; VG. Stock#24851.

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