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The Persian Language, 16Levy, Reuben
1 16Levy, Reuben The Persian Language
New York Philosophical Library 1951 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
3 p.l. & 125 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A tight, clean copy in the original binding, and (price clipped) dust jacket. No marks of any sort. The endpapers have a double page map of Iran (repeated at the rear). These endpapers have faint tanning at the gutter margins, (slightly more noticeable on the blank endpapers adjacent) -- caused by glue and materials used in this original binding. This is the American issue (from the British sheets) of this volume from a well respected British series of scholarly references -- the Modern Languages section of Hutchinson's University Library. An excellent copy. 
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Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography, Abbott, Dr. Lyman ; Rev. Alfred Rowland
2 Abbott, Dr. Lyman ; Rev. Alfred Rowland Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography
London Isaac Pitman & Sons 1880 Paperback Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Reporter's Reader No. 1; 32 pages; Original printed wrappers, splitting at spine, some pencil check marks at margins, former owner's name on front wrapper. Contents are printed in phonographic symbols and in English also. Date is approximate. Pitman shorthand is a system of shorthand for the English language developed by Englishman Sir Isaac Pitman (1813–1897), who first presented it in 1837. Like most systems of shorthand, it is a phonetic system; the symbols do not represent letters, but rather sounds, and words are, for the most part, written as they are spoken. As recently as 1996, Pitman shorthand was the most popular shorthand system used in the United Kingdom and the second most popular in the United States. 
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Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader, Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten]
3 Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten] Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader
Fairbanks University of Alaska 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
First printing limited to 500 copies. Contents clean and secure in original yellow pictorial wrappers, light toning to wrappers. An instructional book for Yupik languages. OCLC Number16007521. 
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On Food - A Lecture Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography, Armstrong, Henry E
4 Armstrong, Henry E On Food - A Lecture Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography
London Isaac Pitman & Sons 1880 Paperback Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Reporter's Reader No. 5; 32 pages; Original printed wrappers, splitting at spine, some pencil check marks at margins, former owner's name on front wrapper. Contents are printed in phonographic symbols and in English also. Date is approximate. Pitman shorthand is a system of shorthand for the English language developed by Englishman Sir Isaac Pitman (1813–1897), who first presented it in 1837. Like most systems of shorthand, it is a phonetic system; the symbols do not represent letters, but rather sounds, and words are, for the most part, written as they are spoken. As recently as 1996, Pitman shorthand was the most popular shorthand system used in the United Kingdom and the second most popular in the United States. 
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MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture", Blackie, John Stuart
5 Blackie, John Stuart MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture"
New York Andrew J. Graham 1890 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 12mo 
1 p.l., 71 & iv (ads) pages; Publisher's dark brown cloth, front cover lettered in gilt within a framework of rules in blind, pale yellow endpapers. The title page states: "Engraved in the Advanced Corresponding Style of Standard Phonography, with a Key. Following the running title: "Moral Culture" at the head of page one, the text of pp. 1-39 is set throughout in shorthand letters. The system used is essentially Pitman shorthand, first introduced in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman, M.P., and improved many times since. Pitman's system uses a phonemic orthography. For this reason, it is sometimes known as phonography, (meaning 'sound writing' in Greek). Pages 41-71 are devoted to the "Key" set in standard English (with a phrase or two in Greek, befitting John Stuart Blackie's long tenure as Professor of Greek at Edinburgh University. Pitman shorthand was a standard system used world-wide when this small book was published. But two years earlier, in 1888, a new system of shorthand writting was invented by John Robert Gregg, with letters completely based on elliptical figures and lines that bisect them. Pitman uses line thickness and position to discriminate between two similar sounds, but Gregg shorthand uses the same thickness throughout and discriminates between similar sounds by the length of the stroke. This copy has a bold ownership signature on the front paste-down endpaper: "Francis O'Dwyer / Willimantic / Conn / Jan 11th 96." The binding shows very modest wear, mostly limited to rubbing along the hinges and fraying to the corners, with a spot of wax (?) at the lower corner of the front cover. Internally clean and sound. OCLC 16172394 - (apparently locating just the Library of Congress copy). Another edition was published under a title closer to Blackie's original text in Cincinnati, at the Phonographic Institute Co., 1902. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE CLASSICAL TRADITION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, Brown, Huntington
6 Brown, Huntington THE CLASSICAL TRADITION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1935 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; Harvard Studies And Notes In Philology And Literature, Vol. XVIII. Presentation copy inscribed and initialed by the author on the front wrapper to Mr. Frank Walton (Francis Walton, Director of the Gennadius Library in Athens) OCLC: 20047574; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance [& Vita Meriadoci: An Arthurian Romance now first edited...] now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI. of the British Museum, Bruce, J. Douglas, editor ; [SIGNED]
7 Bruce, J. Douglas, editor ; [SIGNED] De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance [& Vita Meriadoci: An Arthurian Romance now first edited...] now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI. of the British Museum
Baltimore Modern Language Association of America 1898; 1900 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Autograph; Editio Princeps of two of the Arthurian Romance texts transcribed by J. Douglas Bruce at the turn of the last century, in their first appearances in print. Offprints from the Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America, bound together for their author, original printed front covers retained, with a presentation autograph postcard from J. Douglas Bruce to Professor J. W. Bright of Johns Hopkins (President of the Modern Language Association of America in 1902, the year of the presentation of these two texts. The contents are: 1 -- 'De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI. of the British Museum.' Baltimore: MLAA, 1898. Cover & pp. 365-456 (offprint, issued separately). And, 2 -- 'Vita Meriadoci: An Arthurian Romance now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI of the British Museum.' Baltimore: MLAA, 1900. Cover & pp. 326-414 (offprint, issued separately). The two texts were reprinted together in 1913 - ["Historia Meriadoci ; De ortu Waluuanii ;Two Arthurian romances of the XIIIth century in Latin prose" -- Gottingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1913. Part of the series, 'Hesperia'] Tipped to a rear blank is a postcard addressed to Prof. J. W. Bright, entirely in the handwriting of J. Douglas Bruce, the editor of these two scarce Arthurian texts, sent by Bruce to Bright in Baltimore from Bruce, then in Knoxville, TN. The entire text: "(Address in Knoxville / May 28, 1902 / Dear Bright / I send you to-day / cloth-bound copies of the / Latin Arthurian Romances / and my dissertation on / the Paris Psalter. The binding / was done here and as you / will notice the lettering is / very bad -- still I suppose / it will do. / I am sorry that these are the only ones of my / publications of which I / have separate reprints. / I am / yours faithfully / [signed] J. Douglas Bruce." Postmark received in Baltimore May 30, 1902. The slate-grey buckram binding does, indeed, have spine lettering which is not perfectly space. Minor cover spots to the front, but sound, clean and tight. Each of these two significant Arthurian texts appears in print for the first time in these publications. The Latin texts are accompanied by English paraphrases by Bruce. "De Ortu Waluuanii" is a major text relating to Gawain. J. Douglas Bruce (1862–1923), was an Arthurian scholar, the author of many scholarly articles during the first half of the 20th century and is also known for his two volume The Evolution of Arthurian Romance from the Beginnings down to the Year 1300 Göttingen: Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1923. Bruce was also known for his disbelief that oral tradition ever really existed except for retellings of written works. ; Signed by Editor 
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ALPHABETIKI ANAGRAPHI ton Titlon tiz Bibliographia Ghini-Mexa (1800-1863) [In Greek], Centre NeoHellenique
8 Centre NeoHellenique ALPHABETIKI ANAGRAPHI ton Titlon tiz Bibliographia Ghini-Mexa (1800-1863) [In Greek]
Athens Centre Neohellenique 1968 Softcover Near Fine 8vo 
Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Important bibliographical reference ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GEORGE TICKNOR together with Ticknor's "Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching Living Languages, Doyle, Henry
9 Doyle, Henry GEORGE TICKNOR together with Ticknor's "Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching Living Languages
Washington, D.C. Modern Language Journal 1937 Paperback Very Good 
37 pages; Reprinted from Modern Language Journal, Vol XXII, No. 1 (October 1937). Contents clean and tight in original light gray wrappers, wrappers toned. 
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10 Ellsworth, William Wolcott ; (1791-1868) A Copy-right Manual Designed for Men of Business, Authors, Scholars, and Members of the Legal Profession
Boston Oliver Ellsworth 1862 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
48 pp. pages; Contemporary "law" sheepskin, rebacked, old red label remounted on spine (and is rubbed and worn). Edges of the boards rubbed, chip to the front blank endpaper. A sound copy of this scarce volume. OCLC: 33224108 The author, (son of the second U.S. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth), was a Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Windsor, Conn., November 10, 1791, and was graduated from Yale College in 1810; studied law in Litchfield, Conn. and continued his legal education in Hartford in the office of his brother-in-law, the late Chief Justice Williams. Ellsworth was admitted to the bar in 1813 and the same year he married Emily, eldest daughter of Noah Webster, the great lexicographer. He was appointed professor of law at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1827, which position he held until his death. Ellsworth was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to July 8, 1834, when he resigned. He served as Governor of Connecticut 1838-1842; Judge of the State Supreme Court from 1847 to 1861, when, by the constitutional provision relative to age, he retired. The author twice declined to accept a nomination to the United States Senate. He died in Hartford, Conn., January 15, 1868. The author's father, Oliver Ellsworth, was a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1777-84; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1785-89; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1789-96; (received 11 electoral votes in the Presidental election, 1796). He served as Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1796-1800. Copyright was a particular interest of William Wolcott Ellsworth, dating back, at least, to his service in the U.S. Congress - during all of those years he served on the Judiciary committee and helped shape and form many of the laws he writes about here. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Neues Vers- und Devisen-Buch für alle Fälle und Stände Oder: 1300 Devisen u. kleine Verse in Bezug auf Liebe, Freundschaft u. Erinnerung ... zum nu?tzlichen Gebrauch bei festlichen Gelegenheiten ..., Enther, G. U. von
11 Enther, G. U. von Neues Vers- und Devisen-Buch für alle Fälle und Stände Oder: 1300 Devisen u. kleine Verse in Bezug auf Liebe, Freundschaft u. Erinnerung ... zum nu?tzlichen Gebrauch bei festlichen Gelegenheiten ...
Quedlinburg & Leipzig Verlag der Ernst'schen Buchhandlung 1845 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 16mo 
xii, 195 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards, pale blue-green endpapers. Date is approximate. Original front printed wrapper is now mounted to the inner surface (recto) of the rear free-endpaper. Second edition of this useful little book, now quite scarce, which compiles over 1300 sayings, slogans and expressions in verse. The author specifies on the title page that these short verses, mostly one- to four lines, may be used by Bakers, Gold and Silversmiths, Artists and Craftsmen of many sorts. The first edition was published with a date specified of 1844, and an identical collection, under a very slightly different title: ["Neues Spruch- und Devisen-Buch..."]. OCLC Number: 251689914 (citing a single location only: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz ). (A search of the many German libraries covered by the Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog shows only the copies at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, of the 1844 first edition, and this undated "Zweite Ausgabe - um 1845"). The binding shows considerable rubbing and wear along the hinges, the spine ends and corners. First and last several leaves foxed, two tips of lower corners turned in, and a few stray pencil marks here and there (one verse is crossed out). The original front wrapper, printed on pale green paper, has been trimmed to the decorative border, and mounted at the rear. The original price is stated on this wrapper: "Preis 15 Sgr." [15 Silbergroschen = one half Thaler]. 
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12 Fogazzaro, Antonio POESIE SCELTE
Milano Sonzogno 1897 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
220 pages; Early private binding in plain tan cloth-backed marbled boards. A very good copy, with circular ink stamp of an early owner on the dedication page. An early volume of poetry from the prolific Italian writer Antonio Fogazzaro 1842-191, best known for his novels "Piccolo Mondo Antico," and 'Il Santo." Interestingly, the date on the title page reads "189" -- with a blank for the final numeral. The simple colophon at the end states: "Finito di stampare xx. Novembre MDCCCLXXXXVII in Milano." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Altdeutsches Namenbuch - Zweiter Band: Ortsnamen  [Volume 2 only] [place names arranged alphabetically in dictionary form], Förstemann, Ernst
13 Förstemann, Ernst Altdeutsches Namenbuch - Zweiter Band: Ortsnamen [Volume 2 only] [place names arranged alphabetically in dictionary form]
Nordhausen Verlag von Ferd. Förstemann 1859 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 
vi, 1699 pages; Contemporary black half morocco spine over pebbled-patterned boards. Spine with shallow raised bands highlighted with a rolls of gilt stamped tooling, title stamped in gilt directly in the second panel. Clean and tight in this handsome, and probably original binding, but for a few ink check marks next to some names in the "F" section. scattered light foxing, and some light rubbing to the corners and edge of the binding. Paper still supple, not yellowed. This is the second volume only of Ernst Förstemann's important reference work on German names. The first volume, which we do not have, was first published in 1856, and was devoted to personal names. Our volume is the first edition of Förstemann's second volume, and is devoted to "Ostnamen" -- or place names -- all arranged alphabetically, in dictionary form. The Neue Deutsche Biographie asserts that this work is the foundation of systematic German onomastics, or place name studies. ["... Durch den 2. Band über die deutschen Ortsnamen ist Förstemann zum "Begründer einer systematischen deutschen Ortsnamenkunde geworden."] This massive reference work remains very useful for genealogists and well as scholars interested in historic German literature, travel, and cartography, as well as history. The author, Ernst Wilhelm Förstemann [1822-1906] went on to have a major career as a mathematician and a librarian, as director of the Saxon State Library -- [Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden]. One of Förstemann's predecessors as the library director (Johann Christian Götze) had bought a rare and important pre-Columbian book of the eleventh or twelfth century written by and for the Yucatecan Maya in Chichén Itzá. This purchase was made in Vienna in 1739, and the manuscript has been known ever since as the Dresden Codex. Although portions of this extraordinary manuscript had been printed in facsimile as early as 1810, it was little understood for the first century or so of its time in Dresden. Historians now view it as the most complete of the three indisputably authentic Maya codices. Ernst Förstemann made the first major advance in modern understanding of the great codex and the people who made it. In 1894, the director succeeded in deciphering the calendar section of the Codex, including the Mayan vigesimal numerals -- (base 20). This first edition of the Ortsnamen volume appear to be quite scarce now, even in institutional holdings. OCLC has single copies listed under two numbers [see OCLC Number: 887203352; and 777933869]. Most institutional sets have the second edition of this volume, published in 1872. 
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Grammaire De LA LANGUE MONGOLE ECRITE (Premiere Parte), Hambis, Louis
14 Hambis, Louis Grammaire De LA LANGUE MONGOLE ECRITE (Premiere Parte)
Paris Adrien-Maisonneuve 1946 2720004421 / 9782720004421 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
xxii, 109pp pages; Contents clean and secure in original printed wrappers, spine and back panel slightly sunned, light fading to edges, unopened and internally fine.The planned second part was apparently never published. xxii, 109pp, + 4 tables. Tall octavo ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE PRINCIPLES OF THE LATIN GRAMMAR  explained in a manner suited to the capacity of beginners : with notes and observations calculated for those who have made proficiency in the classicsThe second edition, corrected and amended., Hardie, James
15 Hardie, James THE PRINCIPLES OF THE LATIN GRAMMAR explained in a manner suited to the capacity of beginners : with notes and observations calculated for those who have made proficiency in the classicsThe second edition, corrected and amended.
New York Samuel Campbell 1794 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
168 pages; Scarce 18th century Latin Grammar by James Hardie (1758 - 1826). Evans 27088. Former owner's name on title page - William Brattle, otherwise clean and tight in an attractive contemporary American sheepskin binding with gilt ruling at spine, leather has shallow cracking along spine, fain tide mark on rear endpaper. Quite nice condition for a school book from the time of George Washington. The original owner William Brattle of Pittsfield, Massachusetts was a Lieutenant of the Massachusetts militia who participated in the Battle of Bennington in which a revolutionary force of 2,000 Americans, primarily composed of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, led by General John Stark, and reinforced by men led by Colonel Seth Warner and members of the Green Mountain Boys, decisively defeated a detachment of General John Burgoyne's army led by Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum, and supported by additional men under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich von Breymann. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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WEITHIAU BARDDONOL, Hiraethog, Gwilym ; [ William Rees ]
16 Hiraethog, Gwilym ; [ William Rees ] WEITHIAU BARDDONOL
Dinbych Cyhoeddwyd Gan Thomas Gee 1855 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Clean and tight in original cloth binding with decorative blinstamping to boards and gilt lettering at spine. 
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Tulugaglu Agnauraglu (The Raven and the Girl), Jackson, Elmer ; Edna Ahgeak MacLean
17 Jackson, Elmer ; Edna Ahgeak MacLean Tulugaglu Agnauraglu (The Raven and the Girl)
Fairbanks Alaska Native Language Center 1974 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall Illustrated by George Smart 
Traditional story told in the Kobuk (Malimiut) dialect of Inupiaq Eskimo. Illustrated. Text is in the Native Alaskan language Inupiaq (Kobuk). One of only 1000 copies printed of the First Editon, First Printing. Clean and tight in original printed wrappers with plastic comb spine. OCLC: 15194254; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH  Gio’I Thiêu Van Chu'o'ng Anh Ngu’   (Vietnamese), Jones, Timothy R.
18 Jones, Timothy R. AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Gio’I Thiêu Van Chu'o'ng Anh Ngu’ (Vietnamese)
Saigon, Vietnam Trung-Tâm Hoc-Lieu, Bo Giáo-Duc 1972 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; 113 & 1 pages; "Publisher's stiff wrappers, printed in black and red on coated stock. A very good copy, showing only minor rubbing and shelfwear. Inscribed by the author, in English, on the title page, dated 12/29/72. This rare survivor is a document of the American experience in Vietnam -- a group of literary texts, mostly in English, prepared by an American teacher in Vietnam during the height of the war. There are prefaces by Jones in English and Vietnamese, followed by short stories by Washington Irving, Guy de Maupassant, and Maxim Gorky, along with uncredited tales from Vietnam and Japan. These longer pieces are each followed by a vocabulary which explains the harder English words in Vietnamese, a gramatical lesson, and questions, drills and exercises to aid the student. There follows a section of shorter prose excerpts from writers, including Ernest Heminingway: (on the Seine, extracted from ""A Moveable Feast"") ; Pearl Buck, Ayn Rand and two fables from Aesop. The final section consists of short poems -- by Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost (""Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"" -- in which the English is followed by a translation into Vietnamese. The poetry section concludes with a Vietnamese poem by Lu'u-Trong-Lu, with an English version by John Shafer as ""The Sound of Autumn. "" The book concludes with a group of short proverbs and quotations from various sources, mostly limited in length to a single sentence. Timothy Jones dedicates his book in his Preface to the students of the Girls High School, Da Nang. Jones is identified on the title page as a part of the group: "International Voluntary Services" -- IVS was founded in 1953 to enable Americans to assist peoples overseas intheir development efforts at the grassroots level. For 47 years more than 2800 American volunteers have provided low-cost technical assistance and mentoring in 40 countries. IVS became the paradigm after which the U. S. Peace Corps was modeled and the organization's first Executive Director even served as an advisor to Sargent Shriver. IVS began work in the Middle Eastand in 1956 sent American volunteers to Laos (1956-1975) and Vietnam 1956-1971) where approximately 700 volunteers served in a wide range of programs: agriculture, education, rural development, etc. In June 2000 two American academics began a summer of service as volunteers to Vietnam. This reestablished the IVS presence in Vietnam after an absence of nearly 30 years. Under the circumstances of the sudden and long withdrawal of Americans from Vietnam, it is not surprising that nearly all copies of this publication, and others like it, were destroyed. No copies located on World Catalogue of the OCLC. Aside from the extraordinary interest of this book as social history, obsessive collectors of Hemingway, Frost, Langston Hughes, and Ayn Rand might examine there collections to see how many other books printed in Saigon are in their collections currently. KEYWORDS: Vietnam Vietnamese Lu'u-Trong-Lu Ernest Hemingway Langston Hughes Ayn Rand Robert Frost Pearl Buck Saigon Imprint International Voluntary Services IVS "; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE REPORTER'S GUIDE Designed for Students in Any Style of Phonography Revised Edition, Longley, Elias
19 Longley, Elias THE REPORTER'S GUIDE Designed for Students in Any Style of Phonography Revised Edition
Cincinnati R. Clarke & Co. 1890 Hardcover Very Good 
viii, 248 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. 
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Orendel und Bride, eine Rûne des deutschen Heidenthums umgedichtet im zwölften Jahrhundert zu einem befreiten Jerusalem, Ludwig Ettmüller, editor
20 Ludwig Ettmüller, editor Orendel und Bride, eine Rûne des deutschen Heidenthums umgedichtet im zwölften Jahrhundert zu einem befreiten Jerusalem
Zürich Meyer und Zeller 1858 Hardcover Very Good Small 8vo 
2 p.l., 203 & [1, errata] pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, red titling slip lettered in gilt. Probably a publisher's binding. This is one of the early modern editions of "Orendel" -- a Middle High German poem, traditionally called a "Spielmannsdichtung." The first 103 pages contain the edition of the poem in the Middle High German original with numbered stanzas, and the final 100 pages consist of the introduction and notes by the editor Ludwig Ettmüller. This introduction cites the oldest manuscript of this poem, (Orendel is thought to date from the 12th century) known to the editor, which he states was written on paper in 1477 (small folio, on 64 leaves); in Ettmüller's time, this manuscript was in the Stadbibliothek in Strassburg. Today, alas, it is considered to be lost. Ettmüller also mentions a printed edition from Augsburg dated 1512 -- "Ein Hubsche Histori zu lesen vonvnsers Herre Rock wie der wunderbarlich einem kunig (Orendel genant) worden ist." (Evidently, there were two editions printed in 1512, one in verse, the other in prose). The story is associated with the town of Trier on the banks of the Moselle (called Treves in English), where the poem was probably written. Trier is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC. The poem's introduction narrates the story of the Holy Coat, which, after many adventures, is swallowed by a whale. It is recovered by Orendel, son of King Eigel of Treves, who had embarked with twenty-two ships in order to woo Bride, the mistress of the Holy Sepulchre, as his wife. There is a shipwreck, the whale is captured, and after hundreds of lines worth of troubles and adventures, Orendel wins Bride and gets the magic coat. An angel summons the pair to return to Trier, where eventually, Orendel places the coat in a stone sarcophagus. Another angel annouces that Orendel and Bride are soon to die; they renouce the world and prepare for the end. The editor of this 1858 volume, Ernst Moritz Ludwig Ettmüller (1802 – 1877), was a noted German philologist. In addition to his editing a large number of standard German and Low German texts, Ettmüller also made an alliterative translation of Beowulf (1840), an Anglo-Saxon chrestomathy entitled Engla and Seaxna scopas and boceras (1850), and a well-known Lexicon Anglo-Saxonicum (1851). He composed at least two original literary works ['Deutsche Stammkönige' (1844) and 'Das verhängnissvolle Zahnweh, oder Karl der Grosse und der Heilige Goar' (1852)] -- making use of the alliterative versification which he so admired in the old German poems. This 1858 'Orendel' is in excellent condition, apart from some moderate diffusing foxing to a few gatherings -- unmarked, tight and clean. There is a small late 19th century bookseller's label mounted to the bottom of the rear paste-down endpaper [G. E. Stechert & Co. / (Alfred Hafner) / New York]. Minor rubbing to the hinges and to the paper-covered boards. 
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