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The American Language

By Mencken, H. L.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1980; 1977; 1978. Fourth edition reprint; reprint; reprint. Cloth. Very Good + in Good DJ. Three volume set. Main work: slight crease to spine; dj sunned, dampstained, with two tiny tears to top; previous owner's details on ffep. Supplement One: water staining to page edges and dj; crease and a tiny tear to top of dj. Supplement Two: water staining to top page edges and dj; dj is a little creased and chipped along edges, with small tear to top.


The State of the Language.

By Michaels, Leonard; Ricks, Christopher (ed).

Berkeley:: University of California Press,, 1980. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine in VG+ DJ. Dj is a little discoloured and slightly worn. Top edges are slightly dust-marked.


A History of English.

By Strang, Barbara M. H.

London:: Routledge,, 1991. Reprint. Paperback. Very good+. Slight creasing to cover.


A Word in Time.

By Howard, Philip.

London:: Sinclair Stevenson,, 1990. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. Very slight creasing to dj. Spine very slightly cocked. Price clipped.


More Essays of Love and Virtue.

By Ellis, Havelock.

London:: Constable & Co Ltd,, 1931. First edition. Cloth. Good/no DJ. Reading copy. Spine cocked, cloth worn and discoloured.


On Learning the English Tongue.

By Bell, Vicars.

London:: Faber & Faber,, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Good in Fair DJ. Author's signature and gift inscription on fly title. Cloth a little worn, ffep discoloured. Dw worn, sunned and lightly marked. Small tears to corners and top of backstrip, larger tear to base of backstrip. Price clipped.


A Word In Your Ear.

By Howard, Philip.

Harmondsworth:: Penguin Books,, 1985. First edition thus. Paperback. Very good+.


The Modern Age

By Ford, Boris (ed).

Harmondsworth:: Penguin Books,, 1976. Later printing. Paperback. Very good. Light markings and scuffing to cover. Faint creasing to corners.


The English of Tristan Da Cunha.

By Zettersten, Arne.

Lund:: C. W. K. Gleerup,, 1969. First edition. Paperback. Very good. Lund Studies in English 37. Editors Olof Arngart and Claes Schaar. Pages uncut. 3 b&w plates. Creasing and staining to cover. "To Margaret Drabble, with the authors compliments" in pen across top edge of front cover.


A Literary History of the English People

By Jusserand, J. J.

London:: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1906. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/no DJ. Ex- Army Library copy. Numerous library stamps to fep, reverse of ffep, half title, reverse of frontispiece and reverse of title page. Library card forms etc. removed though some residue left, page torn to feps. Deckled. Gilt top edge. Gilt motif on cloth. Bumping and rubbing to cloth. Some fraying to corners. Worn.


The Story of English.

By McCrum, Robert; Cran, William and MacNeil, Robert.

London:: Faber & Faber/ BBC ,, 1987. Reprint. Cloth. Near Fine in VG+ DJ. Light wear to cloth and mark to fore edge. Dw scuffed; Creasing and chipping along edges.


The Oxford Book Of English Talk.

By Sutherland, James (Edited).

London:: Oxford University Press,, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/no DJ. Major sunning to cloth.