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Image for The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

By: N/A

Price: $675.00

Publisher: John Low / E. Low, New York: 1805

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1762981

Condition: Good


First American edition. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, other engravings and maps appear to have been removed. Bindings in need of repair, a few spine labels missing, boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 1805 Full-Leather. Complete in seven volumes. 4to. Original full calf. Two column format. The first American edition of the Encyclopedia Perthensis, originally published in Scotland from the mid-1790s to 1805. Combines dictionary-style entries for single words (e.g. 'revolution) and encyclopedic entries for subjects (e.g. 'revolution of France'). Among the first encyclopedias to be printed in the... View more info

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Webster's New French Dictionary

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.: 2010

Seller ID: 2284482

ISBN: 0470488778

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. French/English—English/French. With more than 70,000 references and 100,000 translations, Webster's New French Dictionary offers students, travelers, and business-people the ready reference they need in a handy, portable format. The most readable French dictionary available. Coverage of current phrases and usage. Ideal for school, work, and travel. Provides the right words quickly for every situation. View more info

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Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus

By: Agnes, Michael; Laird, Charlton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1996

Seller ID: 2202303

ISBN: 0028605748

Condition: Near Fine


Faint stain to top page ridge. Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. xv, 734 pp. Unique in layout and format, this ground-breaking resource combines two great Webster's New World reference works in a single volume. Each page is divided into a dictionary section and a thesaurus section. The dictionary section provides concise authoritative definitions, while the thesaurus section below lists corresponding thesaurus entries. You can check the spelling and definition of a word and also research its synonyms -- all at a single glance! Included are over 58,000 dictionary entries, including widely used scientific,... View more info

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Just Enough Japanese

By: Ahlberg, R.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Passport Books: 1984

Seller ID: 2292446

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1984 Mass Market Paperback. Includes chapters on ordering at restaurants, navigating a hotel, and much more! View more info

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Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

By: Allen, James P.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2283827

ISBN: 0521653126

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2000 Large Hardcover. xii, 510 pp. This is an introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary, as well as twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. It also offers scholars of linguistics a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt. View more info

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The Student's English-Sanskrit Dictionary

By: Apte, Vaman Shivram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass: 1982

Seller ID: 2286502

Condition: Good


1982 reprint. Edge wear, light foxing. The present Dictionary is a practical exercise in word-compilation to facilitate the study of Sanskrit language. Based on Webster's complete English dictionary it includes general terms of all sciences and such technical terms as could be duly represented by Sanskrit equivalents actually existing in that language. In giving equivalents in this dictionary, whether for Substantives, Adjectives, Adverbs or Verbs, the author has endeavoured to strike a middle course and has kept one principle steadily in view to give such words as are found frequently used in... View more info

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Ebla Archives

By: Bahnassi, Afif

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dar Tlass for Studies: 1993

Seller ID: 2198506

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Ink name on front flyleaf. 1993 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. The Ebla tablets are a collection of as many as 1800 complete clay tablets, 4700 fragments and many thousand minor chips found in the palace archives of the ancient city of Ebla, Syria. The tablets were discovered by Italian archaeologist Paolo Matthiae and his team in 1974–75, rendering sensational their excavations at Tell Mardikh, site of the ancient city, after ten years' work noticed only by professionals. The tablets, which were found in situ on collapsed shelves, retained many of their contemporary clay tags to hel... View more info

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Japanese: A Complete Course For Beginners (Teach Yourself)

By: Ballhatchet, H.J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Teach Yourself Book: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2287358

ISBN: 0844238074

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faintly rubbed. 1992 Trade Paperback. An introductory course on the Japanese language aimed at the absolute beginner. View more info

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Medical and Botanical Dictionary, Giving a Definition of the Terms Used in the Various Branches of Medical Science.

By: Beach, W. [Wooster]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Baker & Scribner: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161379

Condition: Good


First edition. Professionally rebacked with new endpapers, though evidence of a previous crude repair attempt remains on front board. Pencil note on flyleaf reads 'Compliments of W.W. Kendall', front & end matter lightly foxed. 1848 Full-Leather. 258 pp. 8vo. An alphabetical guide to various medical terms, including those associated with botanical and other alternative cures. By the author of 'American Practice', 'Physiology', 'Midwifery', etc. Not in Hoolihan. View more info

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Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged; with Examples for Parsing, Questions for Examination, False Syntax for Correction, Exercises for Writing, Observations for the Advanced Student, and a Key to the Oral Exercises: Stereotype Edition

By: Brown, Goold

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Samuel S. & William Wood, No. 261, Pearl Street: 1844

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2133088

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with minor loss from spine label, lightly stained throughout, rear free endpaper removed, pencil notes on endpapers. 1844 Full-Leather. 13, xiv, 311, [1] pp. 12mo. Originally published in 1825, this 1844 stereotype edition is the first printing of this work to include endorsements preceding the title page, among which is one from Edgar Allan Poe, taken from the March 1842 issue of Pioneer, stating, 'A work perhaps the very best of its kind, and of which the accuracy is far more than usual.' FULL TITLE: Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged; with Examples for Parsin... View more info

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Cassell's Italian Dictionary: Italian-English / English-Italian

By: Cassell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.: 1994

Seller ID: 2029741

Condition: Near Fine


No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1994 Hard Cover. xxi, 1128 pp. 8vo. Thumb-indexed. This entirely new dictionary is designed as a mirror of contemporary Italian life but it includes obsolete words and phrases which are recurrent in the works of classic Italian writers for the benefit of readers and students of Italian literature. View more info

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Cobb's Expositor, or, Sequel to the Spelling-Book; Containing about Twelve Thousand of the Most Common Words of the Language; in which each word is accurately spelled, pronounced, divided, and explained, and the primary and secondary accent noted; to which are prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for the Accentuation and Division of Words. Designed for the Use of Schools.

By: Cobb, Lyman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.H. Hickok & Co. / Hickok & Blood.: 1836

Seller ID: 2197848

Condition: Good


Eleventh edition. Boards rubbed with some loss from corners, free endpapers removed, lightly to moderately foxed throughout. 1836 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. Leather spine, printed paper over boards. A condensation of a contemporary pronouncing dictionary, designed for the use of schools. Spellers and readers like these were often used by autodidacts to achieve literacy and develop reading and elocution skills (e.g., Frederick Douglass used the Columbian Orator for this purpose). View more info

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Cobb's New Spelling Book, in Six Parts

By: Cobb, Lyman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Clark & Hesser: 1854

Seller ID: 2288956

Condition: Fair


Most of the spine is missing, front board nearly loose but still holding, rear board loose but included, pencil note on front endpaper. 1854 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 168 pp. Part I. Contains the alphabet, variously exhibited; easy words from one to four syllables, in which the single and double consonants are separately classed, and all silent vowels or consonants and diphthongs excluded. Part II. Contains the various and peculiar sounds of the single vowels, diphthongs, and triphthongs, all separately classed, both with regard to the terminating syll... View more info

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The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of The English Language

By: Consolidated Book Publishers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Consolidated Book Publishers: 1970

Seller ID: 2208257

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1970 Large Hardcover. Every word in the English language is presented with a full definition and usage guide, as well as an included Dictionary of Synonyms. View more info

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Medieval Wordbook: More Than 4,000 Terms and Expressions from Medieval Culture

By: Cosman, Madeleine Pelner

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2007

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292292

ISBN: 0760787255

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Faint edge wear. 2007 Hard Cover. An A-Z of medieval slang and other words and phrases of the middle ages. View more info

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Character Text for Beginning Chinese

By: DeFrancis, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1929642

Condition: Very Good


10th printing. Rebound, retaining original front wrapper (rubbed). 1972 Hard Cover. 436 pp. A companion volume to the Beginning Chinese volume by DeFrancis, part of his authoritative series. View more info

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Indefinites (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Series)

By: Diesing, Molly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2290583

ISBN: 0262041316

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Boards faded and lightly soiled with small sticker remnant on front, top edge lightly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. xiv, 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Indefinites investigates the relationship between the syntactic and semantic representations of sentences within the framework of generative grammar. It proposes a means of relating government-binding theory, which is primarily syntactic, to the semantic theory of noun phrase interpretation developed by Kamp and Heim, and introduces a novel mapping algorithm that describes the relation between syntactic configurations and logical representations. Di... View more info

Image for Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing A Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology Hygiene, Therapeutics; Pharmacology; Obstetrics; Medical Jurisprudence; &c, with the French and Other Synonymes; Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters; Formulae for Various Officinal, Empirical, and Dietetic Preperations, Etc.

Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing A Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology Hygiene, Therapeutics; Pharmacology; Obstetrics; Medical Jurisprudence; &c, with the French and Other Synonymes; Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters; Formulae for Various Officinal, Empirical, and Dietetic Preperations, Etc.

By: Dunglison, Robley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Blanchard and Lea: 1860

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2203610

Condition: Very Good


Revised and enlarged edition. Light stains to corners, boards rubbed, small pharmacy bookplate (Smith's Homoeopathic Pharmacy) on front endpaper. 1860 Full-Leather. 992 pp., 32-page terminal publisher catalog. 9 x 6. Original full leather. Gilt titles. A comprehensive medical dictionary, compiled by the Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, Etc., in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. View more info

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Oxford Take Off in Greek CD-Set

By: Economides, Athena

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oxford: 2001

Seller ID: 2261875

ISBN: 0198603177

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in 4 CDs. An exceptional copy. 2001 Audio CD(s). For anyone who has ever wanted to learn a language but has been intimidated by the process, Oxford presents this new enjoyable and efficient language learning series. Based on the idea that the easiest and most effective way to learn a foreign language is by developing the key skills of listening and comprehension, each volume in Oxford's new Take off... series features 5 hours of audio content, fully reinforced by a clearly laid-out, grammatically structured course book, giving learners a unique and innovative approach to language lear... View more info

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Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others

By: Ehrlich, Eugene

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1985

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2266122

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine lightly faded. 1985 Hard Cover. An alphabetical listing of Latin phrases to drop into conversation to make yourself seem smart. View more info

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The Language Imperative

By: Elgin, Suzette Haden Ph.D.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Perseus Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1693157

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. 276 pp. 8vo. Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just “talk”? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative, best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin makes a persuasive case that the linguistic differences between us are not trivial, that language and culture are inextricably linked, and that multilingualism has a profound (and beneficial) effect on the human mind. Drawing on examples from the worlds of me... View more info

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Say It With Words

By: Ferguson, Charles W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276377

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Pete & Narcissa Street, affectionately ____ Charles W. Ferguson'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., who went by 'Pete' to differentiate himself from his father, the noted author. Lacks jacket. Top board edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, 214, iv, [2] pp. 8vo. A book designed to dispel the fear of words and encourage the use of language through enjoyment. View more info

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Access French: A First Course for Adults

By: Grosz, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McGraw Hill: 2003

Seller ID: 2196202

Condition: Very Good


Both CD's included. Ink stamp to inner front wrapper. 2003 Soft Cover. A full-immersion course on the French language. Includes a companion CD for proper pronunciation and cadence. View more info

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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

By: Hale, Constance

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Broadway: 1999

Seller ID: 2206329

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to jacket. 1999 Hard Cover. Sin and Syntax is more than just a style manual with examinations of sentence structure and parts of speech. In addition to spelling out the basic rules, Constance Hale teaches you when—and how—to effectively break them. Chock full of examples from traditional and nontraditional prose—from advertising jingles to song lyrics to literary classics—Sin and Syntax shows you why learning to sin will make you a better writer. View more info

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The Early Alphabet (Reading the Past)

By: Healey, John F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: British Museum Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2279302

ISBN: 0714180734

Condition: Good


Lightly rubbed. 1990 Trade Paperback. Traces the history of alphabets from their roots in syllabic systems of writing, through several Semitic alphabets, to the introduction of alphabetic writing into Europe, first to Greece, from whence our modern Roman and Cyrillic alphabets are derived. View more info

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Latin For Dummies

By: Hull, Clifford A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Wiley Publishing: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268305

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2002 Soft Cover. Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables – and it’s easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn’t be more wrong. View more info

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A New Self-Teaching Course in Practical English and Effective Speech, Comprising Vocabulary Development, Grammar, Pronunciation, Enunciation, and the Fundamental Principles of Effective Oral Expression

By: Hunter, Estelle B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Better-Speech Institute of America: 1935

Seller ID: 2287498

Condition: Near Fine


Excellent copies in an excellent slipcase. 1935 Soft Cover. Sixteen (two copies of Lesson One) stapled binding softcover lesson books in slipcase. View more info

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Japanese for College Students: Basic, Vol. 2 (English and Japanese Edition)

By: International Christian University

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Kodansha USA: 1996

Seller ID: 1849434

Condition: Good


Wrappings lightly rubbed. Pages bright & clean. Cassettes not included. 1996 Large Softcover. 248 pp. Japanese for College Students: Basic is a genuinely integrated, comprehensive course for learning every aspect of beginning Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It utilizes a functional approach tried and proved in the classrooms of International Christian University, known for the excellence and experience of its staff. In three volumes, the series contains 300 hours of study, 2,000 words, and 450 kanji. View more info

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German Made Simple (Revised Edition)

By: Jackson, Eugene

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1985

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2268282

ISBN: 0385199112

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Lightly rubbed. 1985 Soft Cover. For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a thoroughly up-to-the-minute portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles, plus a whole range of new subjects from personal finance to office management to desktop publishing. View more info

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Introduction to the Hawaiian Language: An English-Hawaiian Vocabulary Comprising Five Thousand of the Commonest and Most Useful English Words and Their Equivalents, in Modern Hawaiian Speech, Correctly Pronounced, with a Complementary Hawaiian-English Vocabulary

By: Judd, Henry P.; Pukui, Mary Kawena; Stokes, John F.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tongg Publishing Company, Honolulu: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2029619

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Boards lightly rubbed, jacket flaps trimmed, jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss, jacket toned, ink name on front endpaper.Good. 1943 Small Hard Cover. 314 pp. 16mo. A guide to the Hawaiian language for use by native English speakers, of significantly more interest as it was published during World War II, within two years of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The demand for such a volume must have become tremendous almost overnight. View more info