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Filmed Books and Plays

By: Enser (F.L.A., F.R.S.A.), 13/1

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1975

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 2225

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

An Exaltation of Larks - The Ultimate Edition

By: Lipton, James

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Penguin: 1991

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 14649

Condition: Good +++


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 handled, 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 historic... View more info

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Port Out, Starboard Home and other language myths

By: Quinion, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15178

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Spelling

By: Vallins, G.H. ; Scragg, D.G. ; Clare John W.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1973

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 15177

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Dictionary of American Slang

By: Wentworth (Ph.D.), Harold ; Flexner (M.A.), Stuart Berg

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14650

Condition: Good


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 p... View more info