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Filmed Books and Plays, Enser (F.L.A., F.R.S.A.), A.G.S.
1 Filmed Books and Plays
Enser (F.L.A., F.R.S.A.), A.G.S.. Andre Deutsch, London, 1975. third edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 549pp. Very Good/Very Good. Some dustiness to top of block. Ends of spine bumped. Dustwrapper has shelfwear with creasing at ends of spine and evidence of handling. A straightforward and comprehensive list of all books and plays from which English language films were made between 1928 and 1974. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: Film, book, play.. 2225

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Hossfeld's New Practical Method for Learning the Spanish Language, Gurrin, Tomas Enrique;   de Artaega (Hon. M.A.), Fernando
2 Hossfeld's New Practical Method for Learning the Spanish Language
Gurrin, Tomas Enrique; de Artaega (Hon. M.A.), Fernando. Hirschfeld Brothers, London, 1919. fourth edition, Hardback, 185mm x 125mm brown cloth boards, black titles, fourth edition, xvi prelims, 336+pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, now bumped and worn with edges darkened, some pencil notes and isolated stains to opening chapters.. Standard guide to Spanish language with vocabulary and exercises. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: language, Spain, romance, vocabulary. 15179

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An Exaltation of Larks - The Ultimate Edition, Lipton, James
3 An Exaltation of Larks - The Ultimate Edition
Lipton, James. Viking Penguin, New York, 1991. third edition, Hardback, 260mm x 175mm maroon card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, third edition, 3rd impression, , 324pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handle, light wear to edges, ink line to bottom block edge, pages nice and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has sticker residue to bottom front right, else clean with minimal wear. Third edition of Lipton's marvellous collection of collective nouns, some original, others historical. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: venery, noun, animals. 14649

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4 The Rhymers' Lexicon
Loring, Andrew (ed). George Routledge / E.P. Dutton, London / New York, Hardback, 204mm x 145mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xlviii prelims, 879pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Binding is a little loose, block edges darkened with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages but text is nice and clean. Undated but perhaps a 1930s rhyming dictionary for poets, mainly. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: poetry, syllable, rhyme, English This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14595

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Port Out, Starboard Home and other language myths, Quinion, Michael
5 Port Out, Starboard Home and other language myths
Quinion, Michael. Penguin, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 135mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 282pp. Very Good/Good +++. Hardback is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal colour fading to spine and adjacent. Excellent A-Z collection of true stories about English language phrases in popular use, describing how they evolved - and how they didn't. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: myth, legend, phrase, false. 15178

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Spelling, Vallins, G.H. ;   Scragg, D.G. ;      Clare John W.
6 Spelling
Vallins, G.H. ; Scragg, D.G. ; Clare John W.. Andre Deutsch, London, 1973. second edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 208pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Clean differential fading to rear endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Scragg's thorough revision of Vallins' 1954 analysis of English spelling, with a chapter on American spelling by Clare. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: words, English, language, correct. 15177

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Dictionary of American Slang, Wentworth (Ph.D.), Harold ;   Flexner (M.A.), Stuart Berg
7 Dictionary of American Slang
Wentworth (Ph.D.), Harold ; Flexner (M.A.), Stuart Berg. Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1960. first edition, Hardback, 234mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xviii prelims, 669pp. Good/Good. Book has been much consulted over years, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges worn and grubby at base, pages clean and binding still tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges with chipping notable on bottom edges, small loss at some corners.. Standard reference to mid-20th century American slang, from sundry subcultures and professions, set out in two-column text standard lexicographical apparatus. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: sports, underworld, hipster, military This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14650

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