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Image for Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography

Ruth and Naomi: A Sermon ...and... Wealth & Poverty: A Sermon Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography

By: Abbott, Dr. Lyman ; Rev. Alfred Rowland

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 39728

Condition: Good


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,... View more info

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Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader

By: Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Fairbanks, University of Alaska: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39391

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question

By: Allen, Charles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41981

Condition: Very Good-


306 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; wear at head of spine, cloth split at top edge of spine repaired. "To this discussion Judge Allen's “Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question ” is not only a contribution of the very highest value, but there is good reason to believe that it is decisive; it really leaves no rational ground on which the advocates of the Baconian theory can rest their case. It is a conclusive demonstration that the Shakespearean plays were not written by Bacon; and it probably marks the end of one of the most irratio... View more info

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On Food - A Lecture Presented in the Reporting Style of Phonography

By: Armstrong, Henry E

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 39727

Condition: Good


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,... View more info

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MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture"

By: Blackie, John Stuart

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Andrew J. Graham: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41299

Condition: Very Good-


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 ... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Bruce, J. Douglas, editor ; [SIGNED]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Modern Language Association of America: 1898; 1900

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39459

Condition: Very Good


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 roma... View more info

Image for ALPHABETIKI ANAGRAPHI ton Titlon tiz Bibliographia Ghini-Mexa (1800-1863) [In Greek]

ALPHABETIKI ANAGRAPHI ton Titlon tiz Bibliographia Ghini-Mexa (1800-1863) [In Greek]

By: Centre NeoHellenique

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Athens, Centre Neohellenique: 1968

Seller ID: 40533

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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GEORGE TICKNOR together with Ticknor's "Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching Living Languages

By: Doyle, Henry

Price: $8.94

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Modern Language Journal: 1937

Seller ID: 38771

Condition: 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. View more info

A Copy-right Manual Designed for Men of Business, Authors, Scholars, and Members of the Legal Profession

By: Ellsworth, William Wolcott ; (1791-1868)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ellsworth: 1862

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39133

Condition: Very Good


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. Ellswor... View more info

Image for 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 ...

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 ...

By: Enther, G. U. von

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Quedlinburg & Leipzig, Verlag der Ernst'schen Buchhandlung: 1845

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41480

Condition: Very Good-


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, an... View more info

POESIE SCELTE

By: Fogazzaro, Antonio

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Milano, Sonzogno: 1897

Seller ID: 40404

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

Image for Altdeutsches Namenbuch - Zweiter Band: Ortsnamen  [Volume 2 only] [place names arranged alphabetically in dictionary form]

Altdeutsches Namenbuch - Zweiter Band: Ortsnamen [Volume 2 only] [place names arranged alphabetically in dictionary form]

By: Förstemann, Ernst

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Nordhausen, Verlag von Ferd. Förstemann: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39010

Condition: Very Good


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, ... View more info

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THE FOLK-SPEECH OF CUMBERLAND AND SOME DISTRICTS ADJACENT Being Short Stories and Rhymes In the Dialects of the West Border Counties

By: Gibson, Alexander Craig

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Bemrose & Sons: 1891

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 42242

Condition: Very Good


viii, 208 pages; Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, cloth a bit faded at backstrip. Cumbrian tales including: "Joe and the Geologist," "Bobby Banks's Bodderment," "The Bannasyde Cairns," "The Skulls of Calgarth," "A Lockerbye Lycke," etc. Also has a Glossary of Scottish and Cumbrian words. View more info

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SAYINGS OF OUR LORD FROM AN EARLY GREEK PAPYRUS

By: Grenfell, Bernard P. ; Arthur S. Hunt

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42140

Condition: Very Good-


Egypt Exploration Fund; 20, 2 plates pages; Contents clean and secure in 19th century binding of tan half calf with marbled boards and endpapers; rubbed at spine and corners, leather splitting along front edge. Two plates displaying the front and back of the fragment of papyrus containing statements attributed to Jesus Christ. Lovely heraldic bookplate of original owner Robert Coleman Hall Brock (1861-1906). A resident of Philadelphia, Brock read for the law, joining the firm of W. H. Newbold, Son & Co. (bankers) in 1888 where he remained until his early retirement in 1894. Drawing upon th... View more info

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Grammaire De LA LANGUE MONGOLE ECRITE (Premiere Parte)

By: Hambis, Louis

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, Adrien-Maisonneuve: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41006

ISBN: 2720004421

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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WEITHIAU BARDDONOL

By: Hiraethog, Gwilym ; [ William Rees ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Dinbych, Cyhoeddwyd Gan Thomas Gee: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38930

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original cloth binding with decorative blinstamping to boards and gilt lettering at spine. View more info

Image for Tulugaglu Agnauraglu (The Raven and the Girl)

Tulugaglu Agnauraglu (The Raven and the Girl)

By: Jackson, Elmer ; Edna Ahgeak MacLean

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska Native Language Center: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38403

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Gio’I Thiêu Van Chu'o'ng Anh Ngu’ (Vietnamese)

By: Jones, Timothy R.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Saigon, Vietnam, Trung-Tâm Hoc-Lieu, Bo Giáo-Duc: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38865

Condition: Very Good


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 Vi... View more info

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THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR Comprising the Substance of all the Most Approved English Grammars Extant, Briefly Defined, and Neatly Arranged, with Copious Exercises in Parsing and Syntax

By: Lennie, William

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Edinburgh, Longman and Co.: 1847

Edition: 27th

Seller ID: 42107

Condition: Good+


178, (2) pages; Contents clean and secure in original full calf binding; binding chipped at spine ends, rubbed at extremeties and worn at hinges; ffep chipped at outer and lower edges OCLC 1008517342 William Lennie (c. 1779–1852) was a Scottish grammarian, who authored textbooks on English grammar, including The Principles of English Grammar, which became a widely used textbook in British and American schools. View more info

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The Persian Language (in dustjacket)

By: Levy, Reuben

Price: $17.94

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library: 1951

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38568

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 U... View more info