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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1980

Edition: 3rd Edition (Book Club)

Seller ID: 10134


Light edge and corner wear; some mild creasing on spine. Book is square and securely bound . ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 907 pages; The only rival to Bartletts. View more info

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Let's Bring Back : An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By

By: Blume, Lesley M. M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 2010

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 12440


Book appears new and unread. While book was issued without a jacket, there is an illustrated strip around the back cover that is in F condition also. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Great compendium of old items, ideas, customs and more. Arranged as a dictionary. View more info

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The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought

By: Bullock, Alan and Oliver Stallybrass (eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Row: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10132


Red cloth with gilt titles on spine. Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has minor edge and corner wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 684 pages View more info

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A Bibliography of the First Editions in Book Form of the Writings of James Russell Lowell

By: Chamberlain, Jacob Chester with Luther S. Livingston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Burt Franklin: 1968

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 12028


Book has only light wear and aging except for a one half inch area of damage at base of spine (see scan. ) Also, a slight musty odor from storage. Square and securely bound. ; The Chamberlain Bibliographies; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages; Facsimile reprint of 1914 first edition. View more info

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Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language. With a Pronouncing Vocabulary and a Gazetteer of the World. Illustrated With Nearly Three Thousand Engravings and by Thirty-Five Large Colored Maps ..., Volume III, I -- Potc

By: Colange, L., LL.D.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell, Davis & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 15453


This is Volume III only of a set of four.Quarterbound leather with deep brown pebbled cloth and gilt titles along with seven slightly raised bands on spine along with gilt title and decorations. Some, generally light edge, corner and surface wear. Some, expected age-toning. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Square and securely bound. This is an attractive and solid copy of this volume. If you need or want only this volume, this is a nice copy. All maps are pre... View more info

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The Whatchamacallit : Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name and Things You Think You Know about but Don't

By: Danziger, Danny and Mark McCrum

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12169


Book is new and unread. Jacket is also new. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 200 pages View more info

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Venus Bound The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and its Writers

By: De St Jorre, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9964


Book and jacket have only light shelf wear. Date "1996" written in ink on ffep. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 358 pages; Good history of Girodias and his press in Paris. View more info

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Leavitt's Farmer's Almanac

By: Eastman, Edson C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Concord, Edson C. Eastman: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11852


Stapled, gray wraps with black titles and illustration. Some edge , corner and surface wear with small chips and tears. Still supple, square and securely bound . Small hole in upper left corner for string so book could be hung on a wall. ; No. 81; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 48 pages View more info

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A Standard Dictionary of the English Language

By: Funk, Isaac K. (Ed. )

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1900

Edition: Subscription Edition

Seller ID: 9128


Deep brown leather with gilt border and letters of alphabet, embossed decoration, and gilt lettering on spine with slightly rolled bands. Some wear and scuffing along edges and on corners, including light damage at top of spine and small chunk missing at right bottom front of spine. Overall the book is square and securely bound and quite attractive. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1253 pages; Volume II only of the 1900 Subscription Edition of Funk and W... View more info

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Hawk's Author's Pseudonyms for Book Collectors : A Collector's Reference of Modern Author's Pseudonyms

By: Hawk, Pat

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Southlake, Pat Hawk: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14355


Book has only very light shelf wear. Itis about fine. Book is arranged in two parts. First there is an alphabetical list of authors followed by their pseudonyms. Second, the pseudonyms are listed alphabetically followed by the author's real name. Quite useful reference. Large volume will require extra postage. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 290, 290 pages View more info

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The English Encylopaedia :A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

By: Knight, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans: 1861

Seller ID: 11977


Quarterbound brown leather with black, pebbled cloth. Titles in gilt on spine panels with part of the major title panel torn away, Some edge, corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. ; Arts and Sciences, TA -- ZY; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1070 pages; Valuable mainly if needed to complete a set. This is a solid copy . View more info

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The Collector's Bookshelf and The Collector's Bookshelf Value Guide

By: LeFontaine, Joseph Raymond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Prometheus Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14354


The main reference work here is the Collector's Bookshelf. It lists author's, their pseudonyms and the books they published, in order of publication. The main volume is accompanaied by the Value guide which list the price of listed books in 1990. Great reference source. Both volumes are about fine with only minor shelf wear. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 329,113 pages View more info

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Antique Maps

By: Moreland, Carl and David Bannister

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press Limited: 1994

Edition: Third Edition Stated; Second Printing

Seller ID: 14422


Pictorial wraps with black titles on spine. Some light edge and corner wear along with light aging on foredges. Spine is neither creased nor cracked; book is square and securely bound. Excellent history of maps; exceptional reference volume. ; B&W and Color Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 326 pages View more info

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A Phonographic and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

By: Pitman, Isaac

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Isaac Pitman & -+ Sons: 1894

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 14138


Brown and black covers with gilt titles on spine. Some edge and corner wear along with some aging. Front endpaper is missing, though it is possible that the book did not have one. Overall, this is a G+ to VG- copy. This book is a shorthand dictionary of the system Isaac Pitman developed. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 299 pages View more info

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Farmers' Almanac

By: Plum, Matthias

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newark, Matthias Plum: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11851


Stapled tan wraps with black titles. Some edge, corner and surface wear with some tears and chips on the front and back wraps. Quarter-sized piece torn away at the spine corner of the back. Still square and securely bound though there are some smalll holes along spine edge. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; String through hole top left indicates this almanac was in use in a store. It was spo nsored by John A. Robinson a wholesale druggist in Troy, New York. View more info

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Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette : Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration

By: Post, Peggy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: Fourth Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14377


Book and jacket appear As New except for a light black line (looks almost like light crayon mark) about four inches long on back. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 400 pages View more info

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The Globe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information

By: Ross, John M. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works: 1879

Seller ID: 11209


Quarterbound black leather with gilt title and decoration on spine. The front cover has been glued back on and is both stiff and suspect. The ffep is missing. All other pages are present. I am selling this primarily for the excellent, color, foldout maps that are included. ; She - Zym; Color Foldout Maps plus B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 600 pages; Maps include the United States, which for example is an early enough rendering that Birmingham Alaba... View more info

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The Little Know-How Book

By: Scher, Bob

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12357


Book and jacket may have very light shelf wear. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 214 pages; Advice on how to accomplish tasks that everyone is likely to encounter: from changing a tire to tying shoes. View more info

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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

By: Sherrin, Ned (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 12096


Book appears to be unused. Jacket has only a bit of very minor shelf wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 543 pages; This is the Second, Revised and Corrected, Printing. View more info

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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

By: Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight & Company: 1836

Seller ID: 8359


Quarterbound with marbled boards. This copy has had water damage. Boards are bowed and there is much wear. Good to good minus copy only. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 534 pages; Volume 5 covers Blois-Buffalo. View more info