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PMLA-Publications of the Modern Language Association of America Volume 124, Nos. 2-6 (March, May, Sept, Oct, Nov 2009)

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Language Association of America: 2009

Seller ID: 013120

Condition: Near Fine


5 out of 6 publications from 2009. No writing in the books - clean white pages. May have some internal creasing. Covers lightly shelf-worn; some have slight chipping near spine. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

American Fashionable Letter Writer, Original and Selected, Containing a Variety of Letters on Business, Love, Courtship, Marriage, Relationship, Friendship, Etc. With Forms of Complimentary Cards. To the Whole are Prefixed Directions for Letter Writing, and Rules for Composition

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Troy, NY, W. & H Merriam: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013764

Condition: Good


Full calfskin with gilt lettering on spine. Engraved frontispiece. Leather boards are heavily rubbed with open corners. Spine and hinges are cracked and have been reinforced with tape. Previous owner's name written on pastedown - no other writing in the book. Foxing throughout. Some pages/signatures are loose but not detached. Although it shows definite wear, this first edition is a unique, pocket-size reference book that offers eloquent instruction in a lost art. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series)

By: A. J. Minnis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia. PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1988

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 060757

ISBN: 0812212576

Condition: Near Fine


This volume is part of the Middle Ages Series and will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval literature and history. Illustrated cover with black and red lettering. Indexed. 323 pp. In near fine condition with some minor shelf wear on the binding. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Histoire de la Franc-Maconnerie Francaise: La Franc-Maconnerie dans L'Etat

By: Albert Lantoine

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Paris, Emile Nourry: 1935

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 013560

Condition: Very Good +


Inscription in French on half-title page from Albert Lantoine to William Moseley Brown (author of Highlights of Templar History and Freemasonry in Staunton, Virginia), January 1, 1937. Soft covers protected by printed translucent dust jacket. Dust jacket tattered with large open tears around spine and corners. Minor tears at both ends of spine. 455pp. Pages are lightly tanned from age. Not all pages can be viewed because quarto folds at head and fore edges are uncut. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Mechanism of Speech: Lectures Delivered before the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, to which is appended a Paper, Vowel Theories

By: Alexander Graham Bell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1910

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 026520

Condition: Very Good +


Dark brown cloth with gold lettering. Illustrated. Text tight and clean. xv, 133pp., index. Nice copy. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I: Introduction and A-C

By: Cassidy, Frederic Gomes; Hall, Joan Houston

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1985-01-01

Seller ID: 024600

ISBN: 0674205111

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine blue cloth backed boards, hardcover, in fine dust jacket, placed in a protective, glossy Mylar sleeve. Light foxing on top edge. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. This book would make a great gift. View more info

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Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures

By: David G. Nicholls [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Language Association: 2007

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 037925

ISBN: 0873525981

Condition: Very Good


The third edition of the MLA's widely used Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literature features sixteen completely new essays by leading scholars. Designed to highlight relations among languages and forms of discourse, the volume is organized into three sections. "Understanding Language" provides a broad overview of the field of linguistics, with special attention to language acquisition and the social life of languages. "Forming Texts" offers tools for understanding how speakers and writers shape language; it examines scholarship in the distinct but interrel... View more info

Arkenstone, Volume 3, Issues 3-6 (Four magazines)

By: Editor-Kathleen Thro

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rivendell Arts Fellowship: 1978

Seller ID: 014201

Condition: Very Good


"Arkenstone is a journal created to provide an arena for artistic expression and discussion within an historical biblical perspective." Four booklets with stapled wraps. Interiors clean and unmarked. Covers may show light wear/creasing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Arkenstone 1997: Volume 1, Issues 1-4 & 6 (Five magazines)

By: Editor-Keith Patman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Rivendell Arts Fellowship: 1977

Seller ID: 014202

Condition: Very Good


"Arkenstone is a journal created to provide an arena for artistic expression and discussion within an historical biblical perspective." Five booklets with stapled wraps. Interiors clean and unmarked. Covers may show light wear/creasing. Some have mailing labels. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Creativity and the Writing Process

By: Editor-Olivia Bertagnolli; Editor-Jack Rackham

Price: $24.99

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1981-12-01

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 014496

ISBN: 0471088064

Condition: Very Good -


This book is from the library of Ann Ross, author of NY Times best-selling "Miss Julia" books. Contains minimal underlining. Pages bright and crisp. Corners bumped. Covers lightly creased. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Arkenstone, Volume 4 (Issues 1-6, Complete year 1980))

By: Editor-Stephen Griffith

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Rivendell Arts Fellowship: 1980

Seller ID: 014198

Condition: Very Good


"Arkenstone is a journal created to provide an arena for artistic expression and discussion within an historical biblical perspective." Six booklets with stapled wraps. Interiors clean and unmarked. Covers may show light wear/creasing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Arkenstone, Volume 3 (Issues 1-6, Complete year 1979))

By: Editor-Stephen Griffith

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Rivendell Arts Fellowship: 1979

Seller ID: 014199

Condition: Very Good


"Arkenstone is a journal created to provide an arena for artistic expression and discussion within an historical biblical perspective." Six booklets with stapled wraps. Interiors clean and unmarked. Covers may show light wear/creasing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Arkenstone, Volume 3, Issues 1-4

By: Editor-Stephen Griffith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rivendell Arts Fellowship: 1981

Seller ID: 014200

Condition: Very Good


"Arkenstone is a journal created to provide an arena for artistic expression and discussion within an historical biblical perspective." Four booklets with stapled wraps. Interiors clean and unmarked. Covers may show light wear/creasing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The New Fowler's Modern English Usage

By: H. W. Fowler; R. W. Burchfield [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 061205

ISBN: 0198602634

Condition: Like New


A dictionary of Modern English usage. Navy blue binding. Titled and designed in gold on spine. Gilded page edges. Marbled end papers. 873 pp. No dust jacket. Book in like new condition. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language (Volume 1 Only)

By: Historical Manuscripts Commission

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office / Eyre and Spottiswoode: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060821

Condition: Good +


Beige paper covers. xviii, 303pp. Covers are chipped and stained. Binding is loosening. A good reading copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

German for Reading Knowledge

By: Hubert Jannach (Purdue University)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston University, Heinle & Heinle Publishers: 1980

Edition: 13th Printing

Seller ID: 060140

ISBN: 0442256965

Condition: Very Good


Glossy yellow cover with green lettering. Indexed, 314 pp. Previous owner's name written on the front end sheet. Binding is loosening, but still overall intact. Spine faded. Text is heavily underlined and marked up. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Dictionary of Grammar: With Rules and Diagrams and Helpful Hints

By: James A. Hennesy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls: 1917

Edition: Eight Edition

Seller ID: 015097

Condition: Very Good -


Pocket reference volume bound in red cloth with black lettering to front board. Light wear to covers. Ink name and date written on fore edge of textblock. Clean, unmarked interior. Textblock split at center. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Three Medieval Rhetorical Arts

By: James J. Murphy [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, University of California Press: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061203

ISBN: 0520018206

Condition: Very Good


This volume presents for the first time a coordinated collection of major translations representing the three mainstreams of medieval Latin rhetoric (from description on dust jacket). Bound in dark red cloth and titled in gold on spine. 235 pp. Book is in very good condition with light foxing on page edges and end papers, minor shelf-wear around edges of binding, previous owner's embossing stamp on front end paper, and underlining and notes in pencil scattered throughout. Dust jacket with a few small chips and tears, neatly price clipped, and spine lightly sunned. Jacket is in very good condit... View more info

An Introduction to Public Speaking

By: Jeremiah S. Finch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Burgess Publishing Co.: 1942

Seller ID: 020114

Condition: Very Good


Slim stapled booklet. Covers very lightly worn. Small moisture stain at top of first page - otherwise interior is clean and unmarked. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Dictionary of English in America (No. 8 of the Humanities Research Series)

By: John Dollard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020155

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet. No writing or markings. Clean, crisp pages are lightly toned. Covers are lightly soiled/worn around the edges. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Research in the Humanities (Booklet No. 1 of the Humanities Research Series)

By: John Dollard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020154

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet. No writing or markings. Clean, crisp pages are lightly toned. Covers are a bit brittle/worn around edges. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Teacher?s Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction

By: Judith L. Shrum; Eileen W. Glisan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, US, and others, Thomson : Heinle: 2007

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 060139

ISBN: 1413004628

Condition: Like New


Glossy cover with design. Indexed, 478 pp. View more info

How People Talk

By: Miriam Chapin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1947

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 028695

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth with green lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. No writing in the book. 155pp., maps. Dust jacket is price clipped. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Teach Yourself to Learn a Language (First Edition)

By: P. J. T. Glendening

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, The English Universities Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026578

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with navy spine label. Silver lettering. No writing in the book. Illustrated. xi, 292pp. Spine lightly sunned. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Learn to Speak Afrikaans: A Method Based on 1000 Words (From the Library of Morton H. Smith)

By: P. W. J. Groenwald,

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter: 1987

Edition: Sixth Edition, Eighth Impression

Seller ID: 060547

ISBN: 0869852787

Condition: Very Good


Green pictorial paper covers. 115pp. Binding is tight. Price sticker on the back cover. Top of back cover (and a few pages) creased. Outside and inside clean. This book comes from the personal library of Morton H. Smith and is a clean copy with no underlining or notes (neither does it contain his signature). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Second Lacu Forum 1975 (First Edition)

By: Peter A. Reich, Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Columbia, SC, Hornbeam Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027581

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. No writing in the book. ix, 636pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Dictionnaire Inverse De L'Ancien Francais (Medieval & Renaissance texts & studies) (French Edition)

By: Ralph de Gorog, Lisa de Gorog

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Binghamton, New York, Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059283

ISBN: 0866980105

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine. 256 pp. Cover shows no wear. Binding is tight. No foxing or annotation in this copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Comprehensive Marathi Grammar

By: Ramachandra Bhikaji Joshi

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pune, Arya-Bhushana Press: 1900

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 059175

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth cover. Gilt lettering on spine. 553 pp including appendix and index. Light edgewear on edges and corners of covers, especially around spine head and tail. Binding is fairly tight, covers and spine intact. Pencil notes on front end-page and title page. End-pages lightly discolored. Inside hinge partially torn at title page. Title page also contains light pencil notes, and a typo. Pencil annotation throughout copy, however little/no foxing in this copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Introductory Handbook of the Yao Language

By: Rev. Alexander Hetherwick, M.A., F.R.G.S

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, England, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059568

Condition: Very Good


Handbook of the language of Bantu Family of South Africa spoken over a vast region between the Portuguese Colony of Mozambique and Lake Nyassa. The completion of the Yao language handbook as the natives speak it resulted in the translations of the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Blue/green cloth cover, black print and design on cover and spine; normal shelf wear. Presentation bookplate in front cover. Text is clean. Very nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The English Language (in slip case)

By: Robert Burchfield

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2006

Edition: First Folio Society edition

Seller ID: 017990

Condition: Fine


Red cloth on paper with design. Gilt lettering on spine. Red slip case. 230 pages with index. View more info

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Telegraphic Code, to Ensure Secresy in the Transmission of Telegrams

By: Robert Slater

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, American Code Company:

Edition: Sixth printing

Seller ID: 015346

Condition: Very Good


No writing or markings in the book. Pages lightly toned from age. Front hinge split but binding is tight. Blue cloth covers show moderate wear with small tear at top edge of spine. Gilt lettering to front board. Edges dyed red. An attractive copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Van Goor's Klein Engels Woordenboek (Engels - Nederlands en Nederlands - Engels) From the Library of Morton H. Smith

By: Van Goor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Den Haag, G.B. Van Goor Zonen U.M. N.V.: 1957

Seller ID: 059126

Condition: Very Good -


Van Goor's Little English Dictionary (Dutch to English; English to Dutch). Red soft cloth cover. Pocket-sized. 444 pp. Solid book. Binding is loosening, but still overall intact. Cover and spine has normal shelf wear. Front and back hinge starting. Pages age-toned. This book comes from the personal library of Morton H. Smith and is a clean copy with no underlining or notes (neither does it contain his signature). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

El Pradez Dictionnaire Des Gallicismes Les Plus Usites: Expliques Brievement, Illustres Par Des Exemples Et Accompagnes De Leurs Equivalents Anglais Et Allemands (From the Library of Morton H. Smith)

By: Various

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Payot, Paris, Payot & Cie: 1933

Seller ID: 058527

Condition: Good


A French to English dictionary. Red cloth cover with black lettering. Errata. 387 pp. Binding is tight, covers and spine overall intact, but spine has chipping along edge. Covers are also stained. Someone has written on the front cover with pen. Text body is browned, but still very legible. This book comes from the personal library of Morton H. Smith and is a clean copy with no underlining or notes (neither does it contain his signature). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Rhetoric in the Classical Tradition

By: Winifred Bryan Horner

Price: $74.99

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 014497

ISBN: 0312002521

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on flyleaf - no other writing or markings in the book. Clean white pages. Near fine glossy covers. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info