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In Defense of Plain English: the Decline and Fall of Literacy

By: BRANDEN, Victoria

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Hounslow Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07530

ISBN: 0888821433

Condition: About Fine


'This indispensable guide to the English language defines bad English and how to use and write good English' - with particular reference to Canada. 156pp. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding - no spine creases. Almost 'as new'. Weight, 240g. View more info

The Voices of History: Great Speeches of the English Language

By: BROWN, Lord George

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Stein & Day Pub: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 037731

ISBN: 0812826914

Condition: Near Fine


'Moments from the great speeches of the English language'. xxiv, 262 p. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding with only slight wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket shows only slight wear. Weight, 594g. View more info

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Povidky z Obou Kapes

By: CAPEK, Karel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Vytiskla Tiskarna Unwin Brothers Limited: 1941

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 24237

Condition: Good VG, or Better


Published in Englad during the Second World War after the author's works had been banned by the Germans. Czech language text. 166pp. Bright, clean interior. Previous owner's ink signature to tp otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Slight browning to edges of boards and to spine. Soplid copy. Weight, 230g. View more info

Anglicke Listy: Pro Vetsi Nazornost Provazene Obrazky Autorovymi [Letters from England]

By: CAPEK, Karel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24240

Condition: Very Good


English reprint of a book first published in 1924 and banned by the Germans in Czechoslovakia in 1938. Czech language text. 149pp, illustrated with line drawings. Book is clean and bright. Previous owner's signature to tp otherwise unmarked. Almost no wear to boards. Dustjacket has a little edge wear and a little light soiling. Solid, sound copy. Weight, 180g. View more info

Jacques Cartier et 'La Grosse Maladie'

By: CARTIER, Jacques

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Montreal, XIXe Congres International De Physiologie: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22878

Condition: About Fine


'Reproduction photographique de son 'Brief Recit et Succincte narration' suivie d'une traduction en langue Anglaise du chapitre traitant des adventures de Cartier aux prises avec le scorbut et d'une nouvelle analyse du Mystere de l'Annedda'. Limited Edition of 2500 copies. Text in French with a chapter in English, on scurvy, at the rear. 129pp. Bright, clean copy. Booksellers ticket to ffep, otherwise unmarked. No wear to cloth. Weight, 290g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. From $3.00 to $6.50 depending on exact weight and location. Image ava... View more info

Casselmania: More Wacky Canadian Words & Sayings

By: CASSELMAN, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, Little Brown & Co: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31385

ISBN: 0316133140

Condition: As New


A - 'comic browse through words and folk sayings invented by Canadians'. 298pp, illustrated. Mint copy - 'as new'. Weight, 530g. View more info

Casselman's Canadian Words: A Comic Browse through Words and Folk Sayings Invented by Canadians

By: CASSELMAN, Bill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 045417

ISBN: 0773055150

Condition: Near Fine


A comic browse through words and folk sayings invented by Canadians. 224pp, illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Only small defect - a light corner crease to the lower tiop of the front wrapper. Weight, 431g. View more info

Spuntature e Intermezzi

By: CECCHETTI, Giovanni

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Pisa, Giardini Editori: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 18016

Condition: Near Fine


Collection of verse. Italian language text. Presentation copy in the hand of the author on ffep. 78pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Minor creasing to leading edge of front wrapper. Weight, 80g. View more info

The Tyranny of Words

By: CHASE, Stuart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 616

Condition: Very Good


The pioneering and still essential text on semantics, urging readers to improve human communication and understanding with precise, concrete language. First published in 1938. Stuart Chase revolutionized the study of semantics with his classic text. This is a later edition - 'A Harvest book, No HB-26'. xiv, 396pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight binding with a single spine crease. Some surface rubbing to the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 421g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging.... View more info

Zem Spieva: Vybor Zo Slovenskej Poezie

By: CLEMENTIS, Vlado - Introduction

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Yound Czechoslovakia: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24241

Condition: Very Good


Wartime book published in London by/for exiled Czechoslovakians. Feature poetry of young Czechs in their native language. No English text. 59pp. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for an old, ink signature to the tp. Wrappers are without damage but are slightly age-soiled. Tight, square binding. Weight, 100g.. View more info

The Facts on File Dictionary of 20th-Century Allusions: From Abbott and Costello to Ziegfeld Girls

By: COLE, Sylvia & LASS, Abraham H. - Editors

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Facts on File: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 16521

ISBN: 0-8160-1915-0

Condition: About Fine


Dictionary of modern allusions drawn from literature, art, politics, science, religion and popular culture. 287pp, index. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Minor wear to cloth at tips. A little top edge wear to Dustjacket which is otherwise bright and clean. Weight, 590g. View more info

Le Siecle Des Lumieres: Bibliographie Chronologique, Tome Premier 1716-1722

By: CONLAN, Pierre M.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Geneve, Libraire Droz S.A.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10058

Condition: About Fine.


Volume 213 in the "Histoire des Idees et Critique Litteraire'. French text. 548pp. Bright, fresh copy with sound binding. About as new. View more info

A Practical Introduction to English Rhetoric: Precepts and Exercises

By: COPPENS, Reverend Charles

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss: 1866

Edition: Later Edition [?]

Seller ID: 18284

Condition: VG+


At head of title: A.M.D.G. 1 preliminary leaf, 367 pages 20 cm. Verso of title page states - Copyright 1880/6 by The Catholic Publication Society. Rhetoric - 'the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques'. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a previous owner's name/address to thye ffep. Tight, square binding, sound ninges. Deep brown cloth shows only slight wear to tips of corners. Weight, 427g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges bas... View more info

Oeuvres de Pierre Corneilli, Precedes d'une Notice Sur sa Vie et Ses Ouvrages Par Fontenelle

By: CORNEILLE, Pierre

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Paris, Furne, Jouvet at Cie: 1876

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 17396

Condition: VG+


Collection of 11 works of French, seventeenth century dramatist, Pierre Corneille [1606-84], preceded by an account of his life by Fontenelle. 758pp, engraved plates, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Bound in full, red morocco leather with raised bands to spine and a gilt School crest to front panel. Highly attractive school prize copy. Signed by the headmaster of the Bristol Grammar School and dated 1878. Spotting present to a number of pages at the beginning and end of the book and to pages opposite the engraved plates. Binding is very tight and sound. Virtually no wear to leather. Beaut... View more info

Hennets Drottning Kokbok: Tva Tusen Vardefulla Recepter for Matlagning Och Hushallning, Matsedlar, Bordskick, Toalett, m. m.

By: CORSON, Juliet

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Svenska Amerikanarens Forlag: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27464

Condition: Good, Plus


Cookbook in the Swedish language published for the late-Victorian, Swedish-American market. Interior is generally clean but there are a few, very minor, kitchen stains here and there. A few recipes are noted, written in pencil on pages included for that purpose. Binding is tight and square though there has possibly been some repair to hinges. White cloth has only a very little staining. There is some wear to cloth at tips of corners, but only quite minor. Overall, a solid copy. Weight, 1kg. View more info

The Stories of English

By: CRYSTAL, David

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane/Penguin: 2004

Edition: First Edition, Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 045095

ISBN: 0713997524

Condition: As New


A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories of English - a groundbreaking history of the language by David Crystal, the world renowned writer and commentator on English. Shortlisted for British Academy Book Prize 2005. 608 p. ; 24 cm. A bright, clean, fresh and totally unmarked copy, in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. "as New'. Scan available. Heavy book weighing 985g. View more info

Elisabeth: Episode De La Guerre Franco-Allemande

By: DE VILLEMANNE, Marie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29312

Condition: Good Plus


French language novel of the Franco-german War of the 1870s. 158pp, frontis illustration. Prize label laid-in, from les Dames Ursulines. Interior is mostly bright and clean but there is some spotting/foxing to endpapers and to page edges. Binding is tight, and square, no looseness. Elaborated decoration in gilt and black to red cloth. Some surface rubbing to boards. Wear to spine edges and to some edges. A solid copy. Weight, 520g. View more info

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The Great Typo Hunt : Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time

By: DECK, Jeff; HERSON, Benjamin D.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Westminster, MD, U.S.A., Crown Publishing Group: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 045671

ISBN: 0307591077

Condition: VG+


An account of the authors' haphazard cross-country effort to correct spelling and punctuation errors displayed on public signs relates how they discovered underlying truths about America's educational history and racial heritage. x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 419g. View more info

Storia Della Musica [Three Volume Set]

By: DELLA CORTE, A. and PANNAIN, G.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice: 1952

Edition: Terza Edizione

Seller ID: 21615

Condition: About Fine


Comprehenisve, 3 volume history of Music. Italian language text. 1919pp, profusely illustrated, musical figures. Attractive set in about Fine condition. Bright, clean, unmarked interiors. Sound bindings. Bright, clean cloth with bright, gilt titles. Very heavy set. Can be shipped via USPS at book rates. Apply for exact charges. View more info

Onafhankelijk Congoland: Volume 1

By: DENYS, Edmond

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rousselare en Brussel, Jules De Meester: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23722

Condition: Good Very Good


Flemish language. First volume only of a two-volume set. 372pp, illustrated, large folding map at back. Fine grained leather spine with four raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled boards. Ex- Church library, very lightly marked - no external marks, stamp & label to tp. Soild, tight binding, no cracking to hinges. Scarce. Weight, 1.1kg. View more info