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AMERICANISMS; The English of the New World
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AMERICANISMS; The English of the New World

by M. (Maximillian) Schele de Vere

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New York: Charles Scribner & Company , 1872. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine, brown end papers, 685, (1), 5 pp, publisher's ads. Very Good Plus, scant wera at spine ends and corners, 1" closed tear bottom edge. p.685, front hinge just barely starting. Clean, tight, and unmarked, a quite handsome copy. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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An Abridgement of Ainsworth's Dictionary, English and Latin Designed for the Use of Schools
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An Abridgement of Ainsworth's Dictionary, English and Latin Designed for the Use of Schools

by Morrell, Thomas

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Philadelphia: Published and Sold by Uriah Hunt, 1835. Very Good, bound in otiginal calf with clear gilt lettering at spine, edges rubbed, moderately toned and mostly evenly browned throughout, early prior owner names front end papers. 1028 pages, printed in three columns. A solid and well-bound copy. . Later American Edition. Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Thick 8vo.
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Altägyptische Grammatik, I-II. (Analecta Orientalia, 34/39). [AND:] Register der Zitate....
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Altägyptische Grammatik, I-II. (Analecta Orientalia, 34/39). [AND:] Register der Zitate. [Three Volumes].

by Edel, Elmar

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Roma: Pontifcium Institutm Biblicus, 1964. Analecta Orientalia Commentationes Scientificae de Rebus Orientis Antiqui 34/39, 1955/ 1964/1967 ( 3 volumes bound as one). Bound in handsome blue buckram gilt lettering at spine, the signature of noted Egyptologist E. Cruz. Uribe front paste down. Near Fine, faint bottom corner creases near back of book, binder's instruction slip laid in from Director's Library, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. lxxxiii, 625 pp., Paradigmen 15 pp., Register der Zitate, (1967) ix, 55 pp. Text in German. Uncommon in lovely and durable binding. A heavy book, priority and international mail will require added shipping charges - please inquire before ordering. . First Edition. Buckram. Near Fine. Thick 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.
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American Tramp and Underworld Slang....
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American Tramp and Underworld Slang....

by Edited by Godfrey Irwin, with a Terminal Essay by Eric Partridge

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New York: Sears Publishing Co. No Date ( dated December 1930 at end of 1st essay). Title continues: "words and phrases used by hoboes, tramps, migratory workers and those on the fringes of society, with their uses and origins with a number of tramp songs". 264 pages. "Songs of Jungles and Drag" (without music): p. 199-252. Very Good, no jacket, red cloth worn at spine ends with 1/4" loss, corners rubbed, spine dulled, interior clean, tight and unmarked. SCARCE. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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(Association Copy)  "CRIMINALESE" Slang Talk of The CRIMINAL
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(Association Copy) "CRIMINALESE" Slang Talk of The CRIMINAL

by Finerty, James J.

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Los Angeles: The Author, 1926. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR opposite page 5 at first blank page - To:- Peter Tamony from the Author Jim Finerty: P.O. Box 867 M.O. Los Angeles, Calif. A Gift 1936". Association Copy, Peter Tamony was an American folk-etymologist who is noted for his research on American colloquial speech, Jazz music and sports. His collection is archived at the State Historical Society of Missouri. James J. Finerty was the ex-police chief of Bessemer, PA. With 2 pieces of associated publication ephemera in envelope tipped-in at rear end page. Very Good Plus, text block has come loose from staples. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Association Copy.
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The Big Con; The Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game
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The Big Con; The Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game

by Maurer, David W.

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Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. First Edition stated, Very Good, small tear to cloth at head of spine, spine a bit dulled. 300 pages with a slang glossary pp. 275-296. Basis for the 1970 Academy Award winning film "The Sting" starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, which won 7 Oscars in all. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Black English: An Annotated Bibliography.
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Black English: An Annotated Bibliography.

by Leffall, Dolores and Johnson, James P. (compiled by).

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Washington, D.C.: The Minority Research Center, Inc., , 1973. Near Fine, light soiling to wrappers. 75.pp. Part One covers books, pamphlets, dissertations and papers read before interested groups. Part Two lists articles appearing in books and periodicals. "Black English", has been used in a loose sense. Included also are materials on dialects, slang, speech, language and linguistics. An important reference source, and uncommon. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Caractere Indo-Europeen De La Langue Hittite
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Caractere Indo-Europeen De La Langue Hittite

by Marstrander, Carl J. S.

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Chrisitania : Jacob Dubwad, 1919. RARE, from the libraries of two notable linguists, with the ink name of John M. Echols and the name stamp of James W. Marchand front paste down and end page respectively. Fine in original paper wrappers bound in dark green cloth, the cloth Near Fine with top corner bumps. With gilt titles front cover. 4 preliminary leaves, 172 pages , text in French. Carl Johan Sverdrup Marstrande was a Norwegian linguist best known for his work on the Irish language. . First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Tall 8vo.
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Circus Glossary
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Circus Glossary

by Beal, George Brinton

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No Place: George Brinton Beal, 1956. Title page states "Reprinted from THE CALL OF THE CALLIOPE". Fine in red stapled wrappers, 16 pp. OCLC locates only 2 copies, at Syracuse University and the Lilly Library with Madeline Kripke's copy, recently acquired. "Self-published by George Brinton Beal in 1956, this Circus Glossary is one example of the numerous rare materials in the Kripke Collection documenting terms specific to an industry or community of people. At the time of his death in 1957, Beal was quite famous for his writings about circus life, earning him the moniker, "Beal of Boston, the Circus Man’s Friend." (Michelle Crowe, Lilly Library, October 14, 2021). Reprint. Pamphlet. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2".
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Circus Lingo ; Written By a Man Who Was There
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Circus Lingo ; Written By a Man Who Was There

by McKennon, Joe

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Sarasota, Florida: Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, 1980. 112 pp., with numerous black and white photographs. Near Fine, the book wavy from storage. With SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author piece of advertising laid in, a request for circus slang by Tom Dalzell, on which McKennon wrote "Why make a(sic) issue of this ? Joe McKennon". Tom Dalzell is the author of The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang. NY: Routledge, 2009. . First Printing. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language;: In Which Its Forms Are Illustrated by Those...
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A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language;: In Which Its Forms Are Illustrated by Those of the Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Gothic, Old Saxon, Old Friesic, Old Norse, and Old High-German

by March, Francis A.

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New York: Harper & Brother Publishers, 1870. x pages, 1 leaf, 253 pages, 6 pp. adverts. RARE in the First Edition, 1869 cp, 1870 tp. In original brown cloth, gilt lettering at spine, Very Good, a few widely scattered spots of toning, pages uniformly browning at edges. From the collection of noted medieval scholar James W. Marchand, his name stamp front end page. Francis A. March was on the faculty of Lafayette College for 50 years, where he became the first individual to hold the title "Professor of English Language and Literature" anywhere in the United States or Europe. Considered March's masterpiece and a classic linguistics text. a book that was reprinted as recently as 2020. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Comparative Study of Urban Black Argot ( Occasional Papers in Linguistics, No. 1 UCLA, March,...
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A Comparative Study of Urban Black Argot ( Occasional Papers in Linguistics, No. 1 UCLA, March, 1972)

by Edith A. Folb (author); Victoria Fromkin (principal investigator)

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San Francisco: US Dept HEW, Office of Education, Regional Research Program , 1972. vi, 153 pp. SCARCE. Very Good Plus, wrappers lightly soiled. "The general subject matter of this study is argot; specifically, the argot elicited from Black male youths living in the South Central Los Angeles Ghetto". (Abstract, pg. i.). First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Criminal Slang; The Vernacular of the Underworld Lingo
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Criminal Slang; The Vernacular of the Underworld Lingo

by Monteleone, Captain Vincent J.

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Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, 1949. RARE SIGNED BY AUTHOR at front end page -"With very best wishes Vincent J. Monteleone 1956". The 1949 revised edition, the first edition was published 1945. Tiny rubs at corners, else Fine, no dust jacket. 292 pages. No other copies of the 1949 or 1945 editions in current commerce. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Revised Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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DIZZY BASEBALL; A Gay and Amusing Glossary of Baseball Terms Used By Radio Broadcasters...
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DIZZY BASEBALL; A Gay and Amusing Glossary of Baseball Terms Used By Radio Broadcasters Accompanied by Intimate Close Up Views Never Seen on Television

by Dean, Jerome H. (Dizzy); Cartoons by Hugh Devine

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New York: Greenberg Publ., 1952. Scarce in commerce in Fine condition. Fine in Wraps, as Issued, 79 unnumbered pages. Contains 75 of Dizzy's most amusing terms with great comical cartoons by Hugh Devine. . First Edition. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Fine in Wraps, as Issued/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Dictionary of Birds. Four Volumes (in the original parts)
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A Dictionary of Birds. Four Volumes (in the original parts)

by Newton, Alfred; Assisted by Hans Gadow

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London: Adam and Charles Black, 1893. Published 1893-1896, the original four parts bound in quarter red leather over printed hardpaper boards, gilt lettering at spines, black end papers. Each volume with a contemporary bookmark promoting the Scottish Widows Fund laid in, along with publisher's slips for obtaining cloth bindings and notice of next publication laid in Part I. Very Good, leather at soines rubbed, rear board of Part I separating from top edge. Uncommon in the original parts as most copies seen today wound up being bound by the original owners. Illustrated with drawings, fold-out map Part I Fine. vii, (2), 304, 305-576, 577-832, 833-1088, followed by A Dictionary of Birds at rear of part IV, with separate half-title and title pages, xii, 124. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic
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A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

by Wehr, Hans; Edited by J. Milton Cowan

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Wiesbaden, Germany: Otto Harrassowitz, 1961. Association Copy SIGNED BY EDITOR Milton Cowan at front paste down -"For Big Jim to help him get the nodding acquaintance. Milt Cowan, Feb. 1966". With the name stamp front end page of James Marchand, noted medieval scholar, linguist, and polyglot. Fine in Fine dust jacket. In publisher's original plain brown cardboard slipcase with slight wear at corners, also bearing Marchand's name stamp. . SIGNED BY EDITOR. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.
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A Dictionary of the Pali Language
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A Dictionary of the Pali Language

by Childers, Robert Caesar

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1909. SCARCE. Handsomely bound in half-leather and orange cloth, gilt lettering and rules at spine, 624 pp. Near Fine, a few spots light soiling to edges of page block. . Fourth Impression. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Dizionario delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese. A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages.
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Dizionario delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese. A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages.

by Baretti, Giuseppe [Baretti, Joseph]

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London: J. Johnson, R. Baldwin, W.J.E.J. Richardson et al.,, 1807. In two volumes, contemporary full calf, later expertly rebacked with gilt lettering. Very Good, small prior owner label, even browning, light scattered toning, boards rubbed, later corner repairs. A solid and well-bound set, . 4th Edition. Full Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Guide to Slang
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A Guide to Slang

by Bellinger, Sr., Luther Garic (editor); Preface by Donald J. Wehmeyer

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South Bend, IN: Printed & Published by A-1 Printers, Inc., 1966. 38 pages in pictorial stapled wrappers, Near Fine, light soiling to wrappers. Luther Garic Bellinger, Sr. (1913-2010) was an African American mathematics educator and businessman. A RARE slang dictionary, cited in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984, Chapter 8, Julie Coleman Oxford University Press, 2010, no other copies found in current commerce, no entries at OCLC, a single copy located at Tulane University's Amistad Research Center. . First Edition. Pictorial Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Handworterbuch Der Mandschusprache. Three Volumes

Handworterbuch Der Mandschusprache. Three Volumes

by Hauer, Erich

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Wiesbaden, Germany: Otto Harrassowitz, 1952. Vols. I and II published 1952, Vol. III, 1955. Hauer's classic Manchurian-German dictionary, RARE in the First Edition. Three volumes in original printed wrappers, Very Good, small tears and wear ay spines. pages uniformly browning, chips at wrapper corners of Vol. III. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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