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Shift of Meaning

Copley, J.

(Book #ID 94845)

Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1961. 1961.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original forest green paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 166 printed pages of text. Foxing to the end papers and closed page edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Rhythmical Index to the English Language: An index to all the perfect rhymes of a different orthography, and allowable rhymes of a different sound, throughout the language; with authorities for the usage of them from our best poets

Longmuir, J. (John)

(Book #ID 2774)

Published by William Tegg & Co., London First Edition 1877. 1877.

First edition hard back. An index to all the perfect rhymes of a different orthography, and allowable rhymes of a different sound, throughout the language; with authorities for the usage of them from our best poets. Spine slightly faded, in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Determinism or Free Will?

Cohen, Chapman

(Book #ID 9520)

Published by The Pioneer Press, 61 Farringdon Street, London New Revised and Enlarged edition 1919. 1919.

Hard back publisher's original grey cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, black stamping, fore and lower edges untrimmed. 8vo 127 pages. Touch of spotting to the end papers. In Very Good clean and tidy condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Life: A Book for Elementary Students

Shipley, Sir Arthur E.

(Book #ID 9573)

Published by Cambridge at the University Press First edition 1923. 1923.

First edition hard back publisher's original maroon cloth covers, gilt stamping. 8vo 7½" x 4¾" xvi, 204 [pages.]. 70 illustrations. Spine faded, former message to the front free end paper. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Quicker Reading [Signed]

Bayley, Harry

(Book #ID 109124)

Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., Parker Street, Kingsway, London Reprinted Edition 1966. 1966.

Reprinted edition hard back binding in publisher's original caramel cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered burgundy back. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains (iv), 252 pp. Spotting to the closed text block edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, 21/-. SIGNED by the author to the front free end paper 'With every good wish to Cliff Judd - Harry Bayley.' Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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How to Write for Children

Hough, Marion

(Book #ID 14282)

Writers News Thomas & Lochar P.O. Box 4, Nairn, Scotland First edition 1994. 1994.

First edition hard back bound in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8¾" x 5¾" 188, 4 [pages.]. ISBN 0946537992. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. As new. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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A Refresher Course in English

Weston, W. J.

(Book #ID 14496)

Published by George Newnes 15-17 Long Acre, London Special Edition circa 1960. 1960.

Hard back bound in publisher's original scarlet paper covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8" x 5½" 160 pp. Tanning to pages. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with closed tear to spine edge, shallow rubs to corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Hasluck's Recitations For Boys and Girls Volume I

Hasluck, Mrs. S. L.

(Book #ID 58801)

Published by Polytechnic School of Elocution, London Fifth Edition.

Hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and front cover. 8vo. 6½'' x 4½''. Contains 234 [v] printed pages of text. Rubbing of the cloth covers, ink ownership name to the front cover and in Good condition, priced 1/6 to the spine and title page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Funk & Wagnalls A Standard Dictionary of the English Language upon original plans designed to give, in complete and accurate statement, in the light of the most recent advances in knowledge, and in the readiest form for popular use, the orthography, pronunciation, meaning, and etymology of all the words and the idiomatic phrases in the speech and literature of the English speaking peoples. Prepared by more than 200 specialists and other scholars. With A Standard Colour Atlas of the World. Volume I - A To L; Volume II - M To Z. Subscription Edition [2 Volumes Complete]

Isaac Kaufmann Funk | Adam Willis Wagnalls [Calvin Thomas and Frank H. Vizeltelly, Editors and More than 380 Specialists and Other Scholars]

(Book #ID 83430)

Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1900. Two Volumes. 1900.

Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original deep chestnut brown leather with gilt border and letters of the alphabet, embossed decoration, and gilt lettering on spine with slightly rolled bands, black and gilt thumb letter dividers to the fore edge, rich marble card end papers. Folio 12½'' x 9½''. Contains [xx] 1060 [cxxxvi]; 1061-2318 printed pages of text in triple columns with beautiful full-page tissue-guarded colour plates, monochrome text illustrations and photographs throughout. 4 double pages of monochrome photographs showing the main editorial staff. General light rubbing to the covers, hinges true and sound, spines slightly sun faded. This Subscription edition is extremely scarce and at the time represented Funk and Wagnalls massive commitment to producing the world's best Dictionary. Laid inside each volume is an illustrated advertisement flyer from Funk & Wagnalls advertising a purpose built Dictionary Stand. Also tipped-in to the second front free end paper of volume I is the original perforated Subscription ticket describing to who it should be delivered to, the name on the ticket is Charles W. Evans, his personal colour bookplate is pasted to the inside of volume I. Unique pair. Heavy volumes 10 kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Wordplay; The Philosophy, Art and Science of Ambigrams

Langdon, John [Foreword by Dan Brown]

(Book #ID 68533)

Published by Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London First Edition 2005. London 2005.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Quarto 9'' x 9''. Contains 203 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Ink message to the front free end paper. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0593055691

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Intertraffic; Studies in Translation

Bates, E. S.

(Book #ID 49732)

Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, London First Edition 1943. London 1943.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 179 printed pages of text. Ex Royal Navy War Library stamps to the front free end paper, without any other ownership markings and in Very Good clean condition, spine not faded, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Comprising a Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men of All Ages and All Nations, By Writers of Eminence in the Various Branches of Literature, Science and Art Volume I [Volume 1 of 3] AA - CZU

Waller, John Francis [Edited by] John Francis Waller (21 July 1809 - 19 January 1894) was an Irish poet, librettist and editor and was called to the Irish Bar in 1833. Under the pseudonym of 'Jonathan Freke Slingsby' he wrote for the Dublin University Magazine and became its editor in 1845. He held the position of vice-president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1864 and was appointed Registrar of the Rolls Court in 1867.

(Book #ID 95332)

Published by William Mackenzie, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh London, Possibly First Edition 1860. 1860.

Superior bound first edition hard back binding in contemporary full scarlet leather covers, 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt title, volume details and tools between, all page edges gilt, symmetrical gilt tooling to the front and rear boards, gilt dentelles, gilt knurled edges, marble end papers. 4to 11'' x 8''. Contains engraved title page; vi; 1152 printed pages of text with many full-page single-sided steel engravings throughout. Foxing to the end papers beyond which the text block and plates are without any foxing, rubbing to the high points of the boards, binding strong and tight and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Heavy volume 3.5kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Complied Upon a New Plan. In Which The Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Different Treatises or Systems Volume II C-L



(Book #ID 75835)

Printed 1971. [Single Volume Only] [1771]. 1971.

A facsimile of the first ever edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published in Edinburgh in 1771. Publisher's original chestnut brown 'leather cloth' covers with twin red and black leather spine labels. Thick quarto 10½'' x 8¼''. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Scholar's Spelling Assistant; Wherein the Words are Arranged on an Improved Plan Intended for the Use of Schools and Private Tuition [New Corrected Edition]

Carpenter, Thomas

(Book #ID 24700)

Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; and Whittaker and Co. London 1842 Corrected Edition. 1842.

Contemporary full calf. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 132 pages. Printed end papers. Working condition copy with hinges loose, contents a little age darkened. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Handy Rhymester | A Volume of Rhyming Words Arranged in Alphabetical Order, For the Use of Versifiers, Especially Those Who are Competing in Rhyming Competitions



(Book #ID 107988)

Published by George Newnes Ltd., Tower House, 8-11 Southampton Street, Strand, London First Edition 1934 [not dated]. 1934.

First edition in publisher's original beige card wrap covers [soft back], black title lettering to the front cover. 12mo. 7'' x 5''. Contains 46 + ii pp. British Library states first issued in 1934. In Very Good clean condition with age tanning to the page margins, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases Volume II The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Simpson, John

(Book #ID 25036)

Published by Guild Publishing London 1988. 1988.

Hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine and upper panel. 8vo 8½'' x 6¼'' 256 pp. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, as new. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations

Cohen, J. M. and M. J.

(Book #ID 51731)

Published by Penguin Books Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London Revised and Expanded Edition 1993. London 1993.

Hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, cream title and author lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. ISBN 0670821659. Contains [viii] 628 printed pages of text. Small mark to the fore edge, without any ownership markings. Near Fine condition book, in Fine condition price clipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary

Fergusson, Rosalind

(Book #ID 25562)

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, 2 Soho Square, London 1991. 1991.

Hard back binding in publisher's original glazed boards 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' 530 pages. ISBN 1854710907. Slight age tanning to page margins. Very Good condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. From the estate of a private library belonging to the children's author and illustrator Valerie Littlewood with her signature to the front end paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Reed, Langford

(Book #ID 25785)

Published by Banner Books, 89 Blandford Street, London 1947 Reprinted Edition. 1947.

Hard back binding in publisher's original caramel cloth covers, black lettering to spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 254 pp. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with slight age tanning to spine, priced 10s 6d to spine. Dust wrapper without any tears or chips and supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Hasluck's Recitations For Boys and Girls | Volume I (Revised Edition)

Hasluck, Mrs. S. L.

(Book #ID 107281)

Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., London.

Revised edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back and front. 18mo. 6½'' x 4¼''. Contains 252 pp + i. Rubbing of the cloth covers, pencil ownership name to the front free end paper and in Good condition, priced 2/- to the spine and title page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Writers on Writing: Collected Essays From The New York Times

[Introduction by John Darnton]

(Book #ID 26577)

Published by Times Books New York 2002. 2002.

Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. 8vo 8½'' x 5½'' 268 pages. ISBN 0805070850. Small tear to to corner of lower end paper and in near Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, new book never used. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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An Introduction to the History of the English Language

Bourcier, Georges [English Adaptation by Cecily Clark]

(Book #ID 45380)

Published by Stanley Thornes Ltd., Cheltenham First UK Edition 1981. Cheltenham 1981.

Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card wrap covers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. ISBN 0859504824. Contains [viii] 230 printed pages of text. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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How To Revise Your Own Stories

Hamilton, Anne

(Book #ID 64373)

Published by The Writer, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1946. USA 1946.

Hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 45 printed pages of text. Shallow rubs to the spine ends, age darkened closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small chips to the upper spine end, corners and edges, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Comprising a Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men of All Ages and All Nations, By Writers of Eminence in the Various Branches of Literature, Science and Art Volume II [Volume 2 of 3] DAA - IWA

Waller, John Francis [Edited by] John Francis Waller (21 July 1809 - 19 January 1894) was an Irish poet, librettist and editor and was called to the Irish Bar in 1833. Under the pseudonym of 'Jonathan Freke Slingsby' he wrote for the Dublin University Magazine and became its editor in 1845. He held the position of vice-president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1864 and was appointed Registrar of the Rolls Court in 1867.

(Book #ID 95333)

Published by William Mackenzie, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh London, Possibly First Edition 1860. 1860.

Superior bound first edition hard back binding in contemporary full scarlet leather covers, 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt title, volume details and tools between, all page edges gilt, symmetrical gilt tooling to the front and rear boards, gilt dentelles, gilt knurled edges, marble end papers. 4to 11'' x 8''. Contains engraved title page; vi; 988 printed pages of text with many full-page single-sided steel engravings throughout. Foxing to the end papers beyond which the text block and plates are without any foxing, rubbing to the high points of the boards, binding strong and tight and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Heavy volume 3kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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A Refresher Course in English [2]

Weston, W. J.

(Book #ID 28294)

Published by George Newnes 15-17 Long Acre, London Special Edition circa 1960. 1960.

Special edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 160 pp. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small chips across top of front cover, not price clipped 7/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The King's English (Abridged For School Use)

Fowler, F. G. and H. W. Fowler

(Book #ID 108517)

Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London 1947. 1947.

Hard back binding in publisher's original pea green cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered in black. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 160 pp. Ink message inside and in Very Good bright condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Scholar's Spelling Assistant | Wherein the Words are Arranged on an Improved Plan, According to their Respective Principles of Accentuation, and in a Manner Calculated to Familiarise the Art of Spelling and Pronunciation | Intended for the Use of Schools and Private Tuition | A New Edition, Critically Revised and Amended.

Carpenter, Thomas [Master of the Academy, Barking, Essex]

(Book #ID 107972)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London circa 1884 [not dated]. 1884.

Hard back binding in publisher's original rose cloth covered boards, embossed lettered to the front and back. 18mo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains 128 + ii pp. End papers cracked and repaired, ink writing to the top of the title page and small ink splodge mark to pp 56, spine sun faded, rubbing to the spine ends. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Learner's Swahili English / English Swahili Dictionary

Jahadhmy, Ali Ahmed

(Book #ID 66426)

Published by Evans Brothers Ltd., Montague House, Russell Square, London First Edition 1981. London 1981.

First edition in publisher's original lime green card covers. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains 106 printed pages of text. Without any writing or notes to the pages and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0237504677

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Eureka!; A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Elements in English Words

Byrne, Mary

(Book #ID 32894)

Published by David & Charles Ltd., Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon First Edition 1987. Devon 1987.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dove grey cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 224 pages. ISBN 0715388312. Fine condition book, in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Speaker's Desk Book

Lupton, Martha

(Book #ID 107149)

Published by Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1937. 1937.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light brown cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered black back and front. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 589 pp. Spine ends soft, lower corners turned-in, age darkened free end papers and in near Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Traveller's Manual of Conversations in Four Languages: English, German, French and Italian with Vocabulary, Short Questions, Etc. Stereotype Edition.

Baedeker, Karl

(Book #ID 94722)

Published by Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, circa 1901. 1901.

Publisher's original limp brick red cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine and to the front cover, marble page edges. 8vo. 6¼'' x 5½''. Contains [xvi] 331 printed pages of text. Small tear to the top front gutter and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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Attitudes to English Usage

Mittins, W. H., Mary Salu, Mary Edminson and Sheila Coyne

(Book #ID 108587)

Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London Second Edition 1975. 1975.

Second edition in publisher's original white card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 121 pp. Minimal wear to the covers and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0194370410

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The Romance of Language

Chaplin, Alethea

(Book #ID 37799)

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, London First Edition 1920. London 1920.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, black lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo 8'' x 5¼'' 239 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine sun bleached, name to the free front end paper, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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U and Non-U Revisited

Buckle, Richard [Drawings by Timothy Jaques]

(Book #ID 109448)

Published by Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 23 Mossop Street, London First Edition 1978. 1978.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue paper covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back, Debrett's gilt crown motif to the front. 8vo. 8'' x 5''. Contains (xxi), 107 + 8 pp with humorous monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with sun fading down the spine, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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