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Arabic-Arabic Dictionary
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Arabic-Arabic Dictionary

, 1952; 12mo (4 1/5" x 5 1/2"), 1100 pages; tan boards. A handy-sized Arabic to Arabic dictionary. Very Good, pages tanned, paper remains supple. Small address label of Dr. George Curti on front free end paper. Curti was for years a prominent figure in Los Angeles Arab circles.

$50.00

The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The English Language
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The English Language

By Crystal, David

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1996; First Edition, second printing, 1996; Quarto, 489 pages; illustrated. David Crystal’s prodigious study of every conceivable aspect of the English tongue, from earliest origins to evolution to structure, usage, and much more. Beautifully illustrated in color. A rare combination of impeccable scholarship, humor, and fascinating reading. Fine, in color illustrated wraps. Clean, crisp, bright, glossy, corners sharp.

$60.00

American First Editions, Bibliographic Check Lists Of The Works Of 146 American Authors, Revised And Enlarged
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American First Editions, Bibliographic Check Lists Of The Works Of 146 American Authors, Revised And Enlarged

By Johnson, Merle

R. R. Bowker Co., New York, 1932; First Printing, limited to 1000 copies; 8vo, 390 pages; brown cloth; top edges gilt. Merle Johnson’s revised and expanded edition of his 1929 landmark bibliographic text, with five-page explanatory preface by the author. Errata sheet tipped in at the front. Very Good Plus, in brown cloth with gilt spine titles. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A handsome copy.

$55.00

A Glossary Of Terms Used In The Coal Trade of Northumberland and Durham
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A Glossary Of Terms Used In The Coal Trade of Northumberland and Durham

By Greenwell, G.C.

Bemrose & Sons, London, 1888; Third Edition; 8vo, 92 pages; printed paper wraps; frontispiece portrait photo of the author. A complete glossary of terms and slang used in the Durham and Northumberland coal trade, providing an insider view of 19th century life in the mines. First published anonymously in very small number in 1849, all copies were soon exhausted and a second edition was undertaken which, likewise, soon fell out of print. In response to continued demand and a perceived threat from a plagiarized version soon to go press by another author, Greenwell wrote this third edition, greatly lengthened and augmented, in August of 1888. Former copy of British trade unionist Sam Watson (1898-1967), General Secretary of the Durham National Union of Mineworkers, bearing his signature on the title page. Front and rear wraps are detached, with their margins well chipped. Text block is sound and square and the gatherings tightly sewn. One page roughly opened, not affecting the text. A rare book.

$75.00

Grammar Of English Grammars
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Grammar Of English Grammars

By Brown, Goold

Samuel S. and William Wood, New York, 1858; Fourth Edition; Revised and Improved; 8vo, 1,070 pages with a two-page Goold Brown catalogue at the back; green buckram; yellow spine titles; frontispiece engraved portrait plate of the author, with guard tissue. The definitive reference on the English language, covering every conceivable aspect of grammar and usage, plus substantial material on the origins and history of the English tongue. Organized into four sections: Orthography, Etymology, Syntax, and Prosody, plus a 138-page "Key To The Improprieties For Correction," and a substantial four-part Appendix. Very Good, spine panel moderately sunned. Not an ex-library. Pages crisp, binding tight, sound, and square, corners sharp. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A preeminent American grammatical masterwork, and an enormous tome of a book.

$225.00

Hindi-Russian Dictionary
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Hindi-Russian Dictionary

State Foreign Publications House, Moscow, 1962; sm 8vo, 721 pages. An extensive Hindi-Russian dictionary that includes a language instruction course at the back. Text in Russian and Hindi. Fine, in gray-blue cloth with embossed board decorations.

$75.00