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National Proverbs: Japan

By: Anon and Frank Palmer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Frank Palmer 1913: 1913

Book number: 52024


76, (4) pp. Original deluxe publisher's purple full leather with decorative gilt and lettering to front board. Top edge gilt. Decorated title page. Adverts at rear. Slight wear to spine ends and rear board. Early ink inscription to ffep. Good to VG condition. View more info

Image for A Gaelic Dictionary. In Two Parts: I. Gaelic and English. II. English and Gaelic; In Which the Words, in Their Different Acceptations, are Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Gaelic Writers...With a Short Historical Appendix of Ancient Names...To Which is Prefixed, a New Gaelic Grammar.

A Gaelic Dictionary. In Two Parts: I. Gaelic and English. II. English and Gaelic; In Which the Words, in Their Different Acceptations, are Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Gaelic Writers...With a Short Historical Appendix of Ancient Names...To Which is Prefixed, a New Gaelic Grammar.

By: Armstrong, R. A.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Printed for James Duncan 1825: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 51585


Presentation copy from the author with ink inscription to front endpaper stating: 'as a trifling testimony of respect & gratitude, from the Author.' lxx, 1030 pp. Original dark green cloth spine over grey paper-covered boards. Original paper title label to spine. Recently sympathetically rebacked with original spine laid down. Boards marked and extremities and corners worn. Binding firm. This is the first Gaelic dictionary published. Good condition. View more info

Image for A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish: Containing the Signification of Words, and Their Different Uses; Together with the Terms of Arts, Sciences and Trades...Part I: Spanish and English

A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish: Containing the Signification of Words, and Their Different Uses; Together with the Terms of Arts, Sciences and Trades...Part I: Spanish and English

By: Baretti, Joseph

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, F. Wingrave, J. Johnson, et al. 1807: 1807

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 5451


New Edition, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged. Full tree calf with leather title label to spine. Front board marked and front joint weak and splitting. Slight wear to extremities. With the bookplate on front pastedown of Frederick Paul Irby. Irby was a Rear Admiral and a member of the 'Order of the Bath.' Binding tight. View more info

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Argot and Slang a New French and English Dictionary

By: Barrere, Albert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hogos Language Institute 1911: 1911

Book number: 45693


483 pp, foxed page edges and fading to spine. View more info

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A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

By: Bartlett, John

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Macmillan Publishers Ltd 1979: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 50670


1910 pp, a reprint of the 1984 classic price clipped dustwrapper, slight sunning to the spine View more info

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Beeton's Dictionary of Geography. A Universal Gazetteer.

By: Beeton, S. O.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler:

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 44034


898, 6 pp. Brown cloth. Leather title label. Cloth slightly rubbed and worn. Hinges cracked. Textblock a little loose. Numerous maps, plans and woodcuts. View more info

Image for Benezit Dictionary of Artists - 14 Volumes  [ English Edition ]

Benezit Dictionary of Artists - 14 Volumes [ English Edition ]

By: BENEZIT, E. ; Various Contributors

Price: £425.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Grund 2006: 2006

Edition: First Edition in English

Book number: 48867


14 volumes. Illustrated with facsimiles of some artists signatures. The Benezit Dictionary of Artists, published since 1911, is a landmark reference work in Art History, a magnificent 14 volume biographical dictionary of painters, sculptors, draftsmen, and engravers from around the world and across history. Previously it had only been published in French, but this edition of the 'New' Benezit, is the first time this cornerstone work has appeared in English. With entries... View more info

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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

By: Brewer, E. Cobham; Evans, Ivor H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. 1977: 1977

Book number: 37695


xvi, 1175 pp., Aquamarine coloured full morocco, TEG. Unusual gilt decoration. Spine faded, boards slightly marked. View more info

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Historical Dictionary of Fascist Italy

By: Cannistraro, Philip V.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Westport, Greenwood Press 1982: 1982

Book number: 56730


xxix, 657 pp. Publisher's cloth. No jacket, as issued. Very clean copy. No ownership marks. Maps. View more info

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

By: Cary, M. ; J. D. Denniston ; J. Wright Duff ; A. D. Nock ; W. D. Ross ; H. H. Scullard

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1957: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 47077


4to., xx., 972 pp., cloth marked and faded on the spine, browning to the edges of the pages. Good solid copy. View more info

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The Librarian and His World. A Young Person's Guide

By: Chamberlin, E.R

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd 1968: 1968

Book number: 54712


Julian Trevelyan jacket has very minor wear with loss at top of spine otherwise very good. PP 128, front f.e.p torn out, ex-library stamps on title page. Includes a general history of libraries as well as a 'full account of the principles and practice of 'classic' librarianship'. Otherwise very good dustjacket on near very good book. View more info

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The Book of Days : A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar... In two volumes

By: Chambers, R., editor

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers 1863: 1863

Book number: 55130


In 2 volumes complete. 832; 840 pp. Half red morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with leather title & volume labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Wear to extremities and boards slightly rubbed. Scattered foxing. Leaves age-darkened. Engraved title pages. Numerous in-text engravings. Bindings firm. View more info

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A New French-English and English-French Dictionary. Composed on a New Plan. In two volumes

By: Clifton, E. and A. Grimaux and remodelled and increased by J. Mac Laughlin

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Garnier Freres 1923: 1923

Book number: 52639


In 2 volumes. (xiii), 1341; xxiv, 1237 pp. Original brown leather spines over blue cloth. Gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to corners. Leaves age-darkened. Hinges somewhat weak. Bindings firm. A VG pair. View more info

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The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica

By: Cohn-Sherbok, Dan

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Blackwell Publishers 1992: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 47947


xvi., 2 maps, 597 pp. The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica contains more than seven thousand concise entries and nearly half a million words on every aspect of Jewish history, civilization, and religion. It will prove invaluable not only for students and teachers, but also for anyone who is interested in the fascinating richness of the Jewish tradition. In a single volume the wealth of the Jewish heritage is uncovered in direct and simple words. View more info

Image for The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David According to the Use of the Episcopal Church . 1979 Edition

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David According to the Use of the Episcopal Church . 1979 Edition

By: COMMON PRAYER

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press 1990: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 32733


1002 pp. Printed on delicate india paper, all edges gilt. Bound in a lovely blue soft deluxe imitation leather (Vivella Crush is the brand name) with a blind-stamped cross on the front cover and two satin ribbon page markers. This is a 1990 reprint of the 1979 edition. View more info

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A Treatise on the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language

By: Crombie, Alexander

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson 1809: 1809

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 49422


x, 425 pp. Full sprinkled calf. Sympathetically rebacked in leather with title label to spine. Corners and extremities rather edgeworn. Scattered foxing throughout. Binding firm. A Good copy. View more info

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Chamber's English Dictionary

By: Davidson, Thomas, editor and Chambers

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers, Limited N.d. [c. 1920]: 1920

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Book number: 55898


1294 pp. Black full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Townsend of Sheffield. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners. Internally clean. View more info

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Fun Ancient and Modern

By: Davies, Dr Maurice

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers 1878: 1878

Book number: 47919


327, 308 pp, 2 volumes bouns as 1, marks to spine cloth and foxing to front and back pages, damage to top of spine, possibly a secondary binding. View more info

Image for Index Kewensis, an Enumeration of the Genera and Species of Flowering Plants from the Time of Linnaeus to the Year 1885 Inclusive Together with Their authors' Names, the Works  in Which They Were First Published, Their Native Countries and Their Synonyms (2 volumes + 10 supplementary volumes 1886 - 1940)

Index Kewensis, an Enumeration of the Genera and Species of Flowering Plants from the Time of Linnaeus to the Year 1885 Inclusive Together with Their authors' Names, the Works in Which They Were First Published, Their Native Countries and Their Synonyms (2 volumes + 10 supplementary volumes 1886 - 1940)

By: Daydon Jackson, B & Joseph D Hooker

Price: £275.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1946: 1946

Book number: 35665


.........."compiled at the expense of the late Charles Robert Darwin under the direction of Joseph D Hooker" 1946 reprint of the 1895 work in two volumes, Vol 1 1268 pp, Vol 2 1299 pp, + 10 supplementary volumes in various paginations. Vols 1 and 2 are bound in a black half morocco with green morocco effect boards. TEG. Slight creasing to the first few pages of Vol 1, a few minor scuffs to the bindings of both volumes. The supplementary volumes which are dated be... View more info

Image for Diderots Enzyklopadie 1762 - 1777. In five volumes

Diderots Enzyklopadie 1762 - 1777. In five volumes

By: Diderot, Denis

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Augsburg, Weltbild Verlag 1996: 1996

Edition: Facsimile

Book number: 53302


Five volumes in the publisher's box [4 volumes of illustrations plus the register volume]. Facsimile edition of the illustrated plates from the Paris edition of 1762-1777 of Diderot's Encyclopedia. Accompanying text in German language. In Fine unused condition. View more info