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ANSTED, A. A DICTIONARY OF SEA TERMS. (1898) L Upcott Gill.
“For the use of yachtsmen, amateur boatmen and beginners.”
Fully illustrated and in almost every case from the object described.
Maroon cloth, gilt pattererned end papers & spine.
320pp plus publisher's catalogue at rear.
Small closed tear on rear cover & there is slight foxing to prelims, but
contents are very good. A scarce copy of the first edition. £120.00

ARNOLD, Peter. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD CRICKET.
1990. Revised and updated edition. W H Smith Exclusive Books.
Foreword by Graeme Hick who has signed the page. Illustrated.
Dw very slightly frayed, otherwise very good. Large 4to. 256pp. £6.00

BENDICK,J, & LEVIN,M. MATHEMATICS ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY. 1967. Dw slightly frayed. Leonard Simon-consultant. £10.00

BENET, William Rose. THE READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA. 1965. A & C Black. Book Club Associates. 2nd Edn. Dw. The Only Encyclopedia of World Literature in a single volume. "Not so much a new edition as a new book built on the foundations of the old." Occasional illustrations. A very good copy in like dw. £15.00

BOLD, Alan. LONGMAN'S DICTIONARY OF POETS. 1985. Longman.
The Lives & Works of 1001 Poets in the English Language.
Inscribed Presentation Copy from the Author. Very good copy in like dust jacket. £15.00

BREWER, E Cobham. THE BREWER DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE. 1962. Cassell. Revised & enlarged 6th edition. Ex libris. Price clipped dw frayed & marked with several tears to spine. 977pp. £12.00

BROAD, C L & V M. DICTIONARY TO THE PLAYS AND NOVELS OF BERNARD SHAW. With bibliography of his works and of the literature concerning him with a record of the principal shavian play productions. 1929. A & C Black. Red embossed cloth faded occasional light foxing throughout otherwise a very good copy. Port/frontis. 231pp. £8.00

COLLINS, F Howard. AUTHORS' & PRINTERS' DICTIONARY. 1928. H Milford. 6th Edn.Revised. “Attempt to codify the best typographical practices of the day.” Inscription on front end paper otherwise very good. Boards worn. Front hinge cracked. £3.00

COLLINS, F Howard. AUTHORS' AND PRINTERS' DICTIONARY. 1933. H Milford. 7th edn. Dust wrapper torn but otherwise a very good copy. £6.00

CRYSTAL, David. BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA. 1995. Cambridge University Press. Reprint. A very good copy in like dust jacket. (heavy book). £15.00

EKWALL, Eilert. THE CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PLACE-NAMES. 1960. Clarendon Press, Oxford. Fourth edition. Blue boards and gilt. Spine slightly sunned otherwise very good. 546pp. £6.00

FOWLER, H W. A DICTIONARY OF MODERN ENGLISH USAGE. 1926. Clarendon Press. First edition. 742pp. Publisher"s dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Dw a little frayed on the edges. Name on front end paper dated 22/11/26. A very good copy. An entirely new kind of "dictionary" concerned as it is with the meaning of words, the analysis of idioms, only as a part of the discipline of their general use." £75.00

FOWLER, H W. A DICTIONARY OF MODERN ENGLISH USEAGE. 1927. O.U.P. Fourth Impression in very good condition. £15.00

FREEDMAN, Alan. THE COMPUTER GLOSSARY. 1981. ^th Edn. Amacom. USA. The Complete Illustrated Desk reference. Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £8.00

FREEMAN, William. DICTIONARY OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS. 1963. J M Dent. 4500 References to over 2000 works of fiction from 500 British & American Writers. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £15.00

FREEMAN, William. A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH IDIOMS. 1965. English Universities press. 5th imp.
Name stamp on front end paper otherwise a very good copy in like dw. £5.00

GIBSON, Walter B. HOYLE'S MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD GAMES. 1974. Robert Hale. 1st edition, Dw frayed but contents very good. 398pp. £6.00

GROSS, John. THE OXFORD BOOK OF APHORISMS. 1983. O U P. A very good copy in like dust jacket. .. £10.00

HAIGHT, Anne L. BANNED BOOKS. 1955. 2nd Edn. Revised & Enlarged. Trends in Censorship from Homer to Hemingway Original stiff wraps in very good condition . £10.00

HANSSEN, Maurice & J MARSDEN. E FOR ADDITIVES. 1984. Thorsons Publishers Ltd. The Complete E Number Guide. Everything you should know about additives in your food, Foreword by Leslie Kenton. Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £5.00

HERZBERG, Max J. READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA-AMERICAN LITERATURE. 1963. Methuen. Name on title page. A very good copy. £15.00

HUNT, Cecil. TALK OF THE TOWN. 1951. H Jenkins. The Place Names in our Language. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £8.00

KENNEDY, J & W A SMITH &, A F JOHNSON. DICTIONARY OF ANONYMOUS AND PSEUDONYMOUS ENGLISH LITERATURE. 1926. Oliver & Boyd. New & Enlarged Editions 10 volumes, v.1-9 with addenda
to volumes 1-8. 9 volumes 2 in dws - all very good. £200.00

KELLY, J N D. THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF POPES. 1986. O.U.P. Dw. £6.00

KOESTLER, Arthur. ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SEXUAL KNOWLEDGE.
Under the general editorship of & preface by Norman HAIRE.
2nd impression. June 1934. Koestler's first book to appear in English.
A very good copy with name on front end paper. £16.00

LAKE,C, & MAILLARD,R. A DICTIONARY OF MODERN PAINTING. 1958. Methuen. France. 2nd edn. Dw torn & frayed. Trace of labels removed from front end papers. Ink number on verso of tip. (3706, 759). £6.00

LEMPRIERE. LEMPRIERE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY. " Containing a copious account of all the proper names mentioned in ancient authors; with the value of coins, weights and measures used among the Greeks and Romans; and a chronological table ". Published as one of the Routledge's Popular Library of Standard Authors. This series was first published in 1888 and this copy conforms to all the requirements of the first issue and in addition has a name and date - 11/4/88 - on the front blank endpaper. Spine very lightly edge rubbed otherwise in remarkable condition. £50.00

LEWIS, R S, Et Alia. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SPACE EXPLORATION. . 1983. Salamander. Introduced by J M Beggs. A very good copy in like dust jacket. 320pp. 4to. £6.00

MAN, John. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPACE TRAVEL & ASTRONOMY. 1985.
Peerage Books. Introduced by C Sagan. With over 284 illustrations.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. 224pp. 4to. £6.00

MATTTHEW, Colin. NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY. O.U.P. Notes for contributors. Original wraps. £10.00

MESSINGER, Heinz. LANGENSCHEIDT'S CONCISE GERMAN DICTIONARY. 1965. Hodder & Stoughton. Sixth edition. German-English.
Ex library copy in very good condition with like dust jacket. £10.00

ORDWAY, Edith B. SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS. 1942. Harrap. 7th printing. Dw slightly soiled and frayed, otherwise very good. An alphabetical list of over 5000 words together with suggested synonyms and antonyms.292pp. £12.00

PARTRIDGE, Eric. THE CONCISE USAGE AND ABUSAGE. 1954. Hamish Hamilton. Name on front end paper. £5.00

PARTRIDGE, Eric. ORIGINS. 1958. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English. £16.00

PRICE, Pamela Vandyke. DICTIONARY OF WINES AND SPIRITS. 1986. Peerage Books. Dw. Reprint. A very good copy in like dust jacket - quite suitable as a present. £5.00

QUINE, W V. QUIDDITIES. 1987. Belknap Press, Harvard USA. An intermittently philosophical dictionary. Dw frayed and torn but contents very good. 249pp. £4.00

ROBBINS, R H. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGY. 1968. Spring books. 5 th imp. "An historical & human compedendium, from original sources in the world's great libraries, describing the witches sabbath & pact, incubi, eyewitness reports..." Mint copy in like dust jacket complete with publisher's wrap around. £35.00

RODALE, J I. THE SYNONYM FINDER. 1981. Rodale Press. Dw.
Completely revised by Laurence URDANG & Nancy La ROCHE. £16.00

ROOM, Adrian. DICTIONARY OF PLACE-NAMES IN THE BRITISH ISLES. 1993. Reprint. An excellent copy in publisher's original stiff wrap. £5.00

SAMPSON, George. THE CONCISE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. 1941. C U P. Dw. Name on front end paper. £4.00

SAVAGE, George. DICTIONARY OF ANTIQUES. 1973. Book Club. Dw.
An illustrated (colour & b/w) dictionary for Collectors. Very good condition. £6.00

SCHREUDERS, Piet. THE BOOK OF PAPERBACKS. 1981. Virgin Books.
A Visual History of the Paperback illustrated both in colour & black & white.
Translated from the Dutch by Josh Pachter. £5.00

SHARP, R F. A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH AUTHORS. (1897) G Redway.
Biographical & Bibliographical. Being a Compendious Account of the Lives &
Writings of 700 British Writers from the year 1897.
3rd edn with list of errata & especially interleaved. Covers unevenly sunned.
Inscription on front end paper. Some foxing of the end papers. £10.00

SHIPLEY, J T. DICTIONARY OF WORLD LITERATURE. 1953. Philosophical Library. NY. Criticism, Forms,Technique. Revised edition with the collaboration of 250 Scholars& Other Authorities. Inscription on paste down otherwise a very good copy. £6.00

SMITH, William. A CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY, MYTHOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY. 1873. W J Robinson. 13th edition. Illustrated. Black buckram, gilt. Name on front end paper. Very slight staining to top of prelims owvg. 832pp. £40.00

STANFORD, Derek. A DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. (1969)
28 letters from J M Dent & Sons dealing with various contributions for this
proposed biography; plans for reprinting; Stanford's exercise book with his
working drafts of his contributions & a large number of loose individual sheets
of working drafts,mostly critical, for this new edition; 8 letters from him,
& carbon copies of his work on 77 authors together with the galleys for the book. Editing requirements resulted in many of these original entries being reduced in size & the correspondence discloses the influence of Stanford in the resulting selection. The archive. £50.00

STEWART, George R. A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PLACE-NAMES. 1970. O U P. A very good copy in original stiff wraps. £8.00

SOWERBY, Francis R. WALKER'S PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. nd. Milner & Company. 9th Edn Revised, Corrected & Modernized. Half calf split on front edge. End papers cut. Shook. £5.00

WARD, A C. LONGMAN COMPANION TO TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE. 1975. Book Club Associates. 2nd Edn. Cellotape marks on blank end papers otherwise a very good copy in like dust jacket. £5.00

WEBSTER, Noah. A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE . Ingram, Cooke & Co. 1853. Third Edition. Comprising Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation & definitions of words. Synopsis of Words differently pronouced by different Orthoepists & Walker's Key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin & Scripture proper names revised & enlarged by C A Goodrich with the additoion of Modern Geographical |Names with their pronunciation. Boards loose, contents complete, good only. £5.00

WOOD, James. THE NUTTALL DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS. 1930. F Warne. From Ancient & Modern, English & Foreign Sources including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, & Sayings of Wise Men, in their bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation, Science, Art, Religion & Morals. New Edition with a supplement of 1000 Quotations including many from Modern Authors compiled by A L HAYDON . Inscription on front end paper.
Top front hinge spilt, covers sunned othewise in very good condition. £5.00

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NEW WORDS . 1998. O U P.
The intriguing stories behind 2,000 new words in the news.
A very good copy in orihinal stiff wraps. Reprint -this the first as paperback. £8.00

WEBSTER'S NEW WORLD COMPANION TO ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE . Ed. POLLARD, ARTHUR. 1973. Compton Russell.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £8.00

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDENERS' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLANTS & FLOWERS. Ed Christopher BRICKELL. 1990. Dust jacket. The Definitive Reference Work for Every Gardener. Over 8000 plants, 4000 coloured photographs. Excellent condition. £15.00

EVERYMAN'S DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, ENGLISH & AMERICAN . Ed. D D C BROWNING. 1958. J. M. Dent. Compiled after John W Cousin by D C Browning. Uncorrected Proof copy in original wraps. £5.00

EVERYMAN'S DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. 1965.
J M Dent. Over 2,300 Biographies, English & American.
Ex library copy in very good condition with a very good dust jacket. £5.00

OXFORD DICTIONARY OF CURRENT IDIOMATIC ENGLISH. 1976. O.U.P. 2nd imp. Edited by A P COWIE & R MACKIN . Verbs with Prepositions & Particles.£5.00

ECCLESIASTICAL CYCLOPEDIA. 1862. Griffin, Bohn & Co. Ed John EADIE. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities & Sects comprising architecture, creeds, customs, denomination, government heresies, doctrines, rites, monastic orders, liturgies, Judaism, etc. Some foxing of first few pages. Ends of spine a little frayed otherwise very good. £36.00

THE PICTURE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ART. 1958. Thames & Hudson.
Edited by J CLEUGH, S HOOD & P GORGE. A Comprehensive Survey of painting, sculpture, architecture & crafts, their methods, styles & technical terms, from the earliest times to the present day with 192 paltes in full colour & 388 illustrations in monochrome. 600pp. 1st English translation from the German in very good condition. £20.00

A DICTIONARY OF LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE . 1970. Pergamon Press. Dw. From Chaucer to 1940. Volume 2. Compiled by Robin MYERS for the National Book League. Books listed alphabetically by title. £12.00

UNIVERSAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MATHEMATICS .
Foreword by J R Newman. 1964. Translated & adapted from Meyers Rechenduden - Mannheim 1960. A very good copy. Ist thus. £12.00

STUDENT ENCYCLOPEDIA . Ed. Rand MCNALLY. 1972.
5 volumes of this Encyclopedia in colour. Excellent condition. £12.00

CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH & AMERICAN POETS AND POETRY. Edited by S SPENDER & D HALL. 1963. Hutchinson. Bkplt on half title page. Covers slightly soiled otherwise a very good copy. £30.00

DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS . Ed. A N JEFFARES & M GRAY. 1995.
Harper/Collins. Mint in like dust jacket. £25.00

PHAIDON CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY . Ed. YULE,JOHN-DAVID. 1978. Phaidon. Contributors include P Le P Barnett, J G Bateman, M G Desebrock, P C Gardner, B Gibbs, G S Harbinson, P Hutchinson, A J Pinching, J P Revel, P R Robinson, W O Saxton, M Scott Rohan. Illustrated, mainly in colour. A very good copy in a slightly torn dust jacket. £20.00

READER'S DIGEST FAMILY WORD FINDER . 1984. Reader's Digest. Reprint. A new thesaurus of synonyms & antonyms in dictionary form. A very good copy. £20.00

JUNIOR JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA . Ed. N BEN-ASHER & H LEAF. 1957. Shengold,NY. A new, richly illustrated reference guide. Contributors include S Eidelberg, H Lewis, J Eisenstein, M Frank, B Hochman, S Iwry, M Kosover, A Lebeson, E Lipman, A Malachi, Y Mark, M Prager, H Ribalow, S Rosenblatt, L Ruffman, E Saltzman, M Waxman, A Werner. Etc. A very good copy in a slightly frayed dust jacket. £8.00

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF CURRENT IDIOMATIC ENGLISH . 1976. O U P. 2nd imp Ed. A P COWIE & R MACKIN.
Volume 1 - Verbs with Prepositions & Particles.
Faint ex library stamps on the front end paper otherwise in very good condition in like dust jacket. £5.00

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS . Ed. Jennifer SPEAKE. 2000. O U P. First reprint. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £8.00

AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PACIFISM . Ed A HUXLEY . 1937. Chatto & Windus. Spine & edges of original wraps slightly darkened otherwise very good. £10.00

AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF LONDON. Ed Wiliam KENT. 1937. J M Dent .
Containing 784 encyclopaedic pages of London Lore;
10 pages of half-tone illustrations & 20 page index. Frayed dust jacket. Bkplt. £10.00

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS. 1953. G Cumberlege, O U P. 2nd Edn. Blue boards, gilt. Spine sunned & covers rubbed but contents still
very good. Name on front end paper. 1003pp. £5.00

THE USBORNE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF SCIENCE.
Ed. C STOCKLEY, C OXLADE, J WERTHEIM.
nd. USBORNE.
Physics, Chemistry & Biology. nd. Original stiff wraps in very good condition.
(0-86020-989-x). £10.00

A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PLACE-NAMES. O.U.P.
Ed George R STEWART. 1986. A very good copy in original stiff wraps. £8.00

THE WORDSWORTH DICTIONARY OF BIBLE QUOTATIONS.
Compiled by M H Manser. 1995. Original wraps in excellent condition. £4.00

LES SYNONYMES by P VUILLERMOZ, R DE NOTER & H LECUYER. 1912. E Comley. Paris. Repertoire des mots francais usuels avant un sens semblable, Analogue ou approche.
Edges of paper browned but really a very good copy. £5.00

A GLOSSARY OF FRENCH SLANG by Oliver LEROY.
1924. Harrap. A very good copy of this reprint. £5.00

 

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