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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. 'revolu... View more info

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English - French Glossary of Aeronautical Terms (Army Air Service, 1918)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Army Air Service: 1918

Seller ID: 2206689

Condition: Near Fine


A couple faint stains to front wrapper. 1918 Soft Cover. 77 pp. English - French Glossary of Aeronautical Terms. CONTENTS: Aeronautical Terms; Engine, Mechanical, Tool and Shop Terms; Gunnery, Bombing, etc.; Electricity and Wireless Telegraphy; Conversion Table for Changing English Units of Measurement into the Metric System.KEYWORDS: ENGLISH FRENCH GLOSSARY AERONAUTICAL TERMS ARMY AIR SERVICE 1918 REFERENCE AVIATION TRANSPORTATION MILITARY FIRST WORLD WAR ONE WWI WW1 H... View more info

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Shogakukan Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary, 2nd Edition

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Shogakukan: 1987

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2269112

ISBN: 4095102020

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Highlighting on few pages, writing and paper taped to rear endapaper. 1987 Soft Cover. 2101 pp. Shogakukan Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary, 2nd edition. View more info

The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By: Adkins, Roy; Adkins, Lesley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278594

ISBN: 0060194391

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Tiny sticker. 2000 Hard Cover. Chronicles the twenty-year attempt of French linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics despite poverty, ill health, competition by English physician Thomas Young, and political enemies. 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 re... View more info

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The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It

By: Awde, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lyle Stuart: 2000

Seller ID: 2196757

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces the hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet. This book proceeds step-by-step through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words. Nothing essential is left out, but no unnecessary complications ... 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 pr... 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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The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces, together with Rules; Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence.

By: Bingham, Caleb; [Douglass, Frederick]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Manning & Loring: 1807

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2205660

Condition: Good


1807 eighth edition. Front free endpaper removed, first and last section of pages lightly stained, faintly foxed throughout, ink owner information on rear endpaper. Binding square and tight. vi, 300 pp. 12mo. Full leather. Gilt titles & rules. The book used by Frederick Douglass to teach himself reading, writing, and elocution skills - he describes in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass how he acquired a copy at the age of twelve. First published in 1797, The Col... View more info

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Modern Svensk-Engelsk Ordbok (A Modern Swedish-English Dictionary) [with] Modern Engelsk-Svensk Ordbok (A Modern English-Swedish Dictionary)

By: Bokforlaget Prisma

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bokforlaget Prisma: 1982

Seller ID: 2029670

ISBN: 9151812975

Condition: Very Good


Third revised edition of Swedish-English, eighth edition of English-Swedish. Minor pencil marks in text, tape repair to spine of English-Swedish volume. 1982 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. 8vo. English-Swedish: 52,000 entries, 15,000 colloquial phrases and idiomatic expressions, modern vocabulary, Swedish pronunciation, abbreviations, inflections of Swedish substantives, adjectives, and verbs.; Swedish-English: 33,000 entries, 10,000 colloquial phrases and idiomatic expression... 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... 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 Dougla... 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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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: $35.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Seller ID: 1518826

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1992 Hard Cover. 175 pp. 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... 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 b... 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,... 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

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Fourth Edition

By: Gibaldi, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1501169

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Sticker on back cover. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 293 pp. Since it was first published in 1977, the MLA Handbook has sold nearly four million copies worldwide. Now completely revised and updated, the guide contains detailed information on using computers for research and writing and on citing electronic publications. CONTENTS: Foreword by Phyllis Franklin; Research and Writing; The Mechanics of Writing; The Format ... View more info

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MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Second Edition)

By: Gibaldi, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Modern Language Association of America: 1998

Seller ID: 1525856

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. ...reviews basics, legal issues, MLA conventions, style for journals, thesis, dissertations, proper citation. 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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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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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 conta... 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 d... 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 tremen... View more info

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The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing [The First Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Threshold of Outer Space] [Code Breakers]

By: Kahn, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1968

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2267117

Condition: Good


4th printing. Lacks jacket. Sticker remnant on rear endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 1164 pp. 8vo. Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs. For 4,000 years, fierce battles have been waged between codemakers and codebreakers, and the story of these battles is civilization's secret history, the hidden account of how wars were won and lost, diplomatic i... View more info