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Image for Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs :  A Lexicon of Folklore and Traditional Wisdom

Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs : A Lexicon of Folklore and Traditional Wisdom

By: Apperson, G. L. (George Latimer)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions: 1993

Seller ID: 20957

ISBN: 0788165321

Condition: Very Good+

721 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Softcover, [xii] + 721 pages, plenty of cross references. ; Nearly 3 000 sources were consulting in compiling this wonderful collection of 13 000 English proverbs, with their origins, meanings, variations, etc. ; No signs of use but pages are starting to yellow from age. View more info

Badges of the Canadian Navy

By: Arbuckle, J. Graeme

Price: $58.00

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 2623

ISBN: 0920852491

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

203 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue boards, 203 glossy pages, glossary of heraldic terms, badges of 150+ Canadian naval vessels, plus 19 naval air squadrons and 19 shore establishments, shown in full color filling a half page each, with blazon, and brief history of each ship. ; No defects. Quite scarce. View more info

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Antique Photo Album

By: Author Unknown

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Burkhardt Company: 1915

Seller ID: 11000

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

22 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Oblong hardcover (12.5 x 9.75 inches) 32 x 25 cm, dark brown textured buckram boards with raised decor in orange, green, red, silver. Lovely black moire endpapers, black moire page lifter. Three inner rings spaced 3.5 inches apart. 11 black leaves (22 pages) on heavy board stock. ; Exterior shows moderate rubbing and wear, mainly on rear cover. All rings function and are aligned correctly. No photos. No marks. Rare and quite attractive. View more info

Baedeker's Rhine, the Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance, 13e : A Handbook for Travelers, with 44 Maps and 24 Plans, 13th Revised Edition, 1896

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Karl Baedeker: 1896

Edition: Thirteenth Edition

Seller ID: 11331

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

422 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Hardcover, red cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, 422 pages, marbled edges, index, green page-marker ribbon, endpaper overview map, 24 plans and 44 two-color maps, of which many are fold-outs. English throughout. ; 13th edition, 1896, stated. This is an actual book from 1869, not a print-on-demand fake. Travel guide to Rhine River region of Germany, Netherlands. ; Exterior shows moderate sunning to edges, light wear to cloth. Spine a bit faded but gilt is sharp and readable. Pages and all fold-outs crisp. Binding tight. ; Baedeker's Handbooks for Tra... View more info

Double Fold : Libraries and the Assault on Paper

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20128

ISBN: 0375504443

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

384 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xiv] + 370 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 7 color illustrations on glossy plates. ; True story of how hundreds of libraries "preserved" their paper ephemera (newspapers, magazines, etc) by microfilming them then destroying the originals, and other atrocities, and how author and team managed to rescue last surviving issues of New York World, a stunning early color newspaper. ; Very small remainer mark on top. Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. View more info

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Nationwide Dialing : From Wayne County, Michigan

By: Bell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Michigan Bell Telephone Company: 1954

Seller ID: 19806

Condition: Good+

36 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Red softcover, 36 pages, 2 b/w diagrams of dial phones, one map showing US cities that can be dialed direct from Detroit. Includes lengthy lists of new area codes and old exchanges -- those phone numbers that start with two letters (CEdarcrest, WAshburn, etc) and their locations. ; Amazing! You can now dial direct to 13 states and parts of Ontario! Published May 16, 1954.; Light edgewear. Main defect is that former owner used rear cover (blank except for small Bell logo) to do their sums; eight sums lightly written in pencil. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite s... View more info

2000 Beste Verschillen von Bertus : 2000 Differences, Spot the Difference Guessing Game

By: Bertus; Illustrated by Bertus

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thoben Offset: 1981

Seller ID: 15426

Condition: Very Good

208 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, stiff green covers, 208 pages, 202 puzzles, each in which two cartoons are presented, and one must discover how they are different from each other. No text, apart from answers in rear, which are in Dutch. ; Isbn 9061380057.; Covers worn, with light creases to corners. Gift note on title page dated 1981. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce. View more info

Intonation and its Uses : Melody in Grammar and Discourse

By: Bolinger, Dwight

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15248

ISBN: 0804715351

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

470 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Ex-Library; Red cloth, [xiv] + 470 pages, 2 indexes, 2 appendixes, bibliography, endnotes, no illustrations (as such) but there are dozens of sample sentences graphically laid out according to high and low intonation. ; 'Intonation: a nonarbitrary, sound-symbolic system with intimate ties to facial expression and bodily gesture, and conveying, underneath it all, emotions and attitudes'. This book is a highly analytical examination of the musical or tonal properties of human speech which form a universal basis of understanding that reaches across languages and ... View more info

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Parties Plus : Stunts and Entertainments

By: Bowers, Ethel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Recreation Association: 1949

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 21136

Condition: Near Fine

68 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Softcover, blue leatherette covers, silver lettering, 2 indexes, 1 small b/w illustration, 2 songs with tunes, 60 stunts and games, many with variations. ; Copyright 1942. This is 5th printing, 1949. Ideas for group games, pantomimes, pageants, puppet plays, much more, for amateur entertainments, parties, etc. ; Only a whisper of wear. View more info

We and Our Kinsfolk : Ephraim and Rebekah Waterman Briggs, Their Descendants and Ancestors, with a Few Collateral Branches

By: Briggs, Mary Balch

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10501

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

141 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark blue-black cloth, 141 pages, gilt lettering, 2 indexes, endnotes, 5 b/w illustrations including 2 large fold-out heliotype family trees. ; Includes several Congregational clergymen and one Unitarian, the Rev. Charles Briggs, son of the Rev. Ephraim. ; Cloth lightly worn at extremities. Rear board shows several light scrape marks. Both fold-outs fragile, small closed tears to each near folds. Several pages have margin corrections very lightly penciled in. Hinges intact. Binding tight. Scarce. View more info

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Dictionary of the Queen's English, A

By: Brown, Frank C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Department of Commerce: 1976

Seller ID: 19696

Condition: Near Fine

24 pages; 24mo (5") 13 cm; Small softcover booklet, tan covers, 24 pages, 4 b/w illustrations including cover, about 130 words and phrases defined, with sample sentences. ; Sections are: Old English words and phrases still used in North Carolina. Dictionary of North Carolina dialect. Colorful North Carolina expressions of the modern day. ; No defects. Scarce. ; Laid in: small card giving folk origin of the term Tar Heels. View more info

Redford High School Senior Annual, June 1950 : Yearbook, Year Book, Redford, Michigan

By: Buchanan, Bob

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Redford High School: 1950

Seller ID: 20034

Condition: Poor

72 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Softcover, brown pictorial leatherette covers, 52 unnumbered pages, b/w photos of seniors, clubs, faculty, football and other teams. Nice memorial page for Principal William R. Stocking, 1881-1949. ; (Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual publication from 1950, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint) Not to be confused with Redford Union high school, Redford high school was situated in northwest Detroit and served students in Old Redford, Grandmont, Rosedale Park and Brightmoor; it graduated two classes per year, one in January, one in June; each class ha... View more info

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Royster's 1947 Almanac : Royster Almanac, 62nd Year Edition

By: Burroughs, C. R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: F. S. Royster Guano Company: 1947

Edition: 62nd Edition

Seller ID: 20865

Condition: Fair

48 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Green softcver booklet, 48 pages, index, all the usual calendar pages plus moon phases, weather forecasts, farm and garden hints, recipes, household hints, historical sketches, postal rates, b/w spot art, and of course testimonials. ; Wonderful almanac from the days when most americans lived on a farm. Promotional item for fertilizer company. ; We have graded this item Fair. Covers are fragile and show several small chips, none affecting any text. Covers sunned. Cup ring on front cover. Small sticker on front page inked out. Interior pages tanned from age. A few j... View more info

New Fijian Dictionary, A : Fijian-English, English-Fijian, 2nd Edition, 1957

By: Capell, Arthur

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Wilson Guthrie & Company: 1957

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 15921

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

464 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small hardcover (5 x 7.5 inches) 13 x 19 cm, brown cloth, gilt lettering, [x] + 464 pages, introduction with table of dialects, plus appendixes and 2 large fold-outs in rear. The main text is a Fijian-English dictionary, with extensive data on word forms, grammar, etc. The second section is an English-Fijian dictionary, to be used as an index. ; Originally published 1941. This is 2nd edition, 1957. ; Words of Bau dialect of Fijian language, as taught in schools of Fiji, plus botanical words. Latin (English-language) characters throughout. ; A touch of shelfwea... View more info

Sex Equity in Education : Readings and Strategies

By: Carelli, Anne O'Brien

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Charles C Thomas, Publisher: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21049

ISBN: 0398054150

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

381 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Hardcover, plain blue-black cloth, [xxx] + 381 pages, index, appendix, 23 scholarly chapters by various experts, with summaries, chapter endnotes, references, discussion questions, bibliographies, etc. ; Topics include: Sex discrimination in education. Institutional discrimination. Gender equity in the classroom. Title IX. Cost of sex bias in schools. Solving the exclusion problem. Bias in textbooks. Local planning and policymaking. More. ; No defects to book. Lacks jacket. View more info

Notes on Prehistoric and Early Iron in the Old World : Including a Metallographic and Metallurgical Examination of Specimens Selected by the Pitt Rivers Museum

By: Coghlan, Herbert Henery

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1977

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13534

Condition: Very Good

144 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Stiff gray covers, index, endnotes, about 200 b/w line diagrams in text, 144 pages of text + 16 plates with 50 high-gloss photos and photomicrographs. ; Issn 03067343. Copyright 1956. This is 2nd edition, 1977. Authored by Herbert Henery Coghlan. Edited by T. K. Penniman and B. M. Blackwood. Article on Metallographic and Metallurgical Examination of Specimens Selected by the Pitt Rivers Museum, by I. M. Allen. ; Light wear to tips. Covers lightly sunned, one crosscrack to spine, original pr ice inked out on front cover, small pric e sticker inside front cover,... View more info

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Colton's Map of the State of Maine, 1874 : Township Map of the State of Maine with Adjoining Portions of Canada and New Brunswick, 1874

By: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: G. W. & C. B. Colton & Company: 1874

Seller ID: 18733

ISBN: 0998948624

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

16mo (6") 15 cm; Original full dark brown blindstamped cloth, gilt title on front, publisher's catalog on front endpaper. Not a traditional book but a large fold-out three-color 'Township Map of the State of Maine With Adjoining Portions of Canada and New Brunswick', measuring (30 x 38 inches) (76 x 96 cm) made from steel engraving on onionskin paper, hand colored, with beautiful ornate border, folded and bound in hardcover for long use. ; Map produced by Joseph Hutchins Colton, published by his sons, George W. Colton and Charles B. Colton, 1874. ; A touch of foxing here and there. Some of... View more info

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Communication Games and Simulations

By: Covert, Anita, and Gordon L. Thomas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Speech Communication Association Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 20113

ISBN: 999329084X

Condition: Near Fine

48 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; White softcover, fold-and-staple binding, [vi] + 42 pages, bibliography, info on game theory, how to create an educational game for classroom use, and 11 games and simulations by various educators listed and described, their purposes and educational goals explained. ; Published under auspices Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. Foreword by Bernard O'Donnell. ; Minor edgewear only. Small pricesticker inked out on front. Scarce. ; Theory and Research Into Practice Series View more info

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University of Michigan General Catalogue of Officers and Students : 3rd Edition, 1837-1911

By: Demmon, Isaac Newton

Price: $48.00

Publisher: University of Michigan Press: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 21116

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

1096 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Thick hardcover, olive-green cloth, gilt spine lettering, [viii] + 1096 pages, 2 indexes, over 43 000 individuals listed with full name, department or major, place of residence, and for some also their current occupation or other biographical facts. Also lists University officers and faculty, honorary degrees, married names, etc. ; Originally published 1891, then updated for 1902. This is 3rd edition, 1912. ; Very light exterior wear, mainly to heel and crown. Spine a bit faded but quite readable. No jacket, as issued. Several pages unopened. Interior clean, b... View more info

Hanyu Pinyin : Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Ditu

By: Diming Suoyin

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Ditu Chubanshe: 1974

Seller ID: 15378

Condition: Very Good+

153 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Green and orange softcover, Chinese throughout. Main text consists of 4 columns: 1) Chinese words spelled in Pinyin system in Latin alphabet, 2) Chinese words in Chinese, 3) reference numbers 4) more reference numbers. Appendix appears to be pronunciation guide. ; We don't read Chinese but we believe this to be a reference book of Chinese place names. ; Very minor wear. Owner name (G. M. Rowley) in ballpoint on title page. No other defects. View more info