Category: Language & Languages


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Uguns un Nakts


Price: $20.00

Publisher: Riga, Baulutcht [?]:

Edition: First [presumed]

Seller ID: 26483

Condition: VG+

Collection of poetry. Latvian language fraktur text. Undated, circa 1900 [?]. 127pp. Clean, unmarked interior. Edges of pages slightly browning. Tight, square binding. Clean brown cloth boards with gilt titles and art nouveau decoraation to front. Weight, 240g. View more info


By: REES, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038073

ISBN: 0312661223

Condition: Fine

Part quiz, part anthology - quotations of the famous. 96pp, illustrated by Michael ffolkes. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 288g. View more info

Archaeology and Language: The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins

By: RENFREW, Colin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2152

ISBN: 0521354323

Condition: As New

'Mr. Renfrew has written this fascinating book to review the subject in general and to advance a revisionist idea about the mode and timing of the Indo-European spread.' xiv, 346 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; index ; 24 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. 'As New'. Unpacked weight, 696g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates ... View more info

Household Hindustani : a Manual for New-comers : Specially Adapted for Ladies' Use

By: REYNOLDS, M. C. - 'An Old Resident'

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Calcutta, India, W. Newman & Co.: 1900

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2739

Condition: Good to Very Good

First published in 1886. This copy is the third edition. Preface, ii, 69 pages. Interior is clean and unmarked, pages white - overall the text block is VG. Tips of some corners are creased. Wrappers are fragile and brittle. Lower fore-corner tip is lost; tips of outer corner of the rear wrapper are lost. Paper covering the spine is lost in part. Postage under $5.00 within Canada; $5.00 to the USA, more overseas. We mail at cost. Image available. View more info

Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts

By: Robinson, aNDREW

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, BCA: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 483

ISBN: 1603760032

Condition: Near Fine

Robinson reports from the front lines of the global efforts now under way to crack the Meroitic hieroglyphs of ancient Nubia, the Etruscan alphabet, the Indus Valley Sealstones, the Zapotec script­­the earliest in the Americas­­and five other major "lost languages." "A Peter N. Nevraumont book." 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. except for a small, private owner's stamp to the half-title page. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Slight wear to the bottom wrapper edges of the front panel. Unpacked weight, 714g. We use both the Ca... View more info

Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases; Two Volume Set

By: ROGET, Peter Mark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1925

Edition: Revised and Reset Edition of 1912

Seller ID: 4470

Condition: Near Fine

Everyman's Library, Nos 630 & 631. Roget's 'Thesaurus', revised by Andrew Boyle. Two matching volume. Bound in maroon cloth with original dustjackets. viii, 324pp, p[4pp] + 372pp. Interiors are very bright and clean. Both volumes have very small gift inscriptions to the fpde, top margin, and, name of owner to the bottom edges - Dorothy M. M. Walker - a British Columbia pioneers in the Okanagan. Bindings are tight and square and the maroon cloth boards are flawless. The dustjackets re clen and unmarked with minor edge wear to both volumes, with small lost pieces to the extremities of the spin... View more info

Siirtokansan Kalenteri 1933

By: SALMLSEN, Carl H. - Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Duluth, Minnesota, Carl H. Salmlsen: 1933

Edition: 16th Annual

Seller ID: 15756

Condition: Good VG

Finnish-American Annual for the year 1933. Finnish language text. 186pp, illustrated, advertising. Bright, clean copy with a tight, square binding. Weight, 155g. View more info

Im Namen Des Konigs: Strafgesetzgebung Und Strafvollzug Im Konigreich Wurttemberg Von 1806 Bis 1871

By: SAUER, Dr. Paul

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Stuttgart, Konrad Theiss Verlag: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28740

ISBN: 3806203776

Condition: Fine

256 seiten. Book is bright and fresh. Unmarked. Tight, square binding. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. About 'as new'. Weight, 588g. View more info

De Vitrico TvTore Privigni Minvs Svspecto

By: SCHEDLICH, Adolphvs Ehregott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vitebergae, Ex Officina Gerdesiana: 1761

Edition: First [presumed]

Seller ID: 16497

Condition: About VG

University dissertation in Latin, of German origin. 16pp, still uncut. Front warapper is a little dusty. Old University stamp on front wrap. Found in an attic and the end of the Second World War. View more info

Commentatio de Statu Ingenuorum in Germania

By: SELCHOW, Johann Heinrich Christian Von

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Gottingae, Victorini Bossiegelii: 1756

Edition: First

Seller ID: 26426

Condition: About Very Good

Legal treatise in Latin. 72pp. Never bound. Front and rear wrappers are dussty. Small ink numerals to front. University of Halle stamp to front. Some creasing to lower corner, no significant damage. Interior pages white and clean, with bold print. More details available. Weight, 80g. View more info

The Pocket English-Hindustani Dictionary

By: SHAHANI, Anandram T.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Karachi, Educational Publishing Co.: 1944

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 13127

Condition: Very Good

English-Hindustani Dictionary produced during the Second World War and used by British Forces. 398pp. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Sound binding, clean interior. A little wear to cloth at tips. View more info

Elementary Text Book Adapted from the 'Thousand Character Lessons'

By: SIMON, W. - Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Percy Lund, Humphries: 1957

Edition: 3rd revised Edition

Seller ID: 046029

Condition: Fine

Title also in Chinese. with a foreword by Eang Yun-Wu. xvi, 333 p. ; 19 cm. iInterior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square and there is no wear to the attractive red cloth. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows minor edge wear and minor age-soiliong. Weight, 300g. View more info

Image for The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary


Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 047735

ISBN: 0465060692

Condition: As New

Memoir from J. A. Simpson, and his time as chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Interspersed with mino essays on words that have caught Simpson's attention'. xvi, 364pp ; 25 cm; With index. An 'as new' copy - bright and clean, still fresh, with a tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 631g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. No taxes on Canadian, American or Overseas Orders. Images always available. View more info

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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

By: SKINNER, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper: 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1768

ISBN: 0062027468

Condition: As New

Subtitled - 'America, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published [Webster's Third]'. Tells the story of the people who made the dictionary, those who denounced it, and the forces that shaped it. This title traces the shift in the American lexicon in the decades leading up to 1961, identifying the changes that affected our language from the Great Depression through World War II to the 1950s. xiv, 349 pages ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 538g. View more info

Kas Var Gadities


Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Jos. Walter Erben:

Edition: First [presumed]

Seller ID: 15331

Condition: Good +

Latvian language children's book illustrated by the celebrated artist, Reinis Birzgalis. Undated, but a pencil inscription on the inside of the front wrap is dated 1948. Produced in the French Zone of Occupied Germany. 16pp, illustrated in color. Interior is clean, binding is sound. Wraps are a little soiled. Small splits at extremities of spine. Weight, 110g. View more info

Telegraphic Code, to Ensure Secresy in the Transmission of Telegrams

By: SLATER, Robert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, American Code Company:

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 038029

Condition: VG+

Book used to 'code' telegrams to make them private and secure. xvi, [250pp]. Bright, cean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Clean bright, navy blue cloth boards with just one edge nick to the top edge of the front board. Bright gilt titles to front board. Weight, 256g. View more info

Foundations of Japanese Language

By: SOGA, Matsuo and MATSUMOTO, Noriko

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Taishuksn Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25000

ISBN: 4469240427

Condition: Fine

Book is composed of 30 lessons intended for one academic year for colleges and universities. xiii, 456pp, large folding plate at rear, fixed silk page marker. Very bright and clean, and totally unmarked. Almost 'as new'. Weight, 800g. View more info

Die Schomste Lengevitch

By: STEIN, Kurt M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 995

Condition: Good +

'By K.M.S., Author of Gemixte Pickles. With an Introduction by Richard Atwater'. Wit and humor in verse in a 'broken' German/English pigin language. 103pp. Clean interior. Two previous owner's details to the fpde - otherwise unmarked. Tight, binding, sound hinges. Brown cloth with black ink titles, a little age soiling. We ship from both Canada and the United States with very competitive rates. Weight, 220g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

Pa Rundreis I Kina

By: STRAUME, Jakob

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Oslo, Misjonskurset:

Edition: First [assumed]

Seller ID: 22640

Condition: Good VG, or Better

An account of Norwegian missionaries in pre-WW2 China. Barnas Brevkurs VI. Norwegian language text. 49pp, photo illustrated, map. Bright, clean copy with a sound, stapled binding. Attractive illustrated front wrap. Weight, 100g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

An Introduction to Linguistic Science


Price: $6.95

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1948

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 22745

Condition: Good Very Good

Introduction to the study of linguistics. 173pp. Bright, clean interior. Tiny ink signature/date to ffep. No wear to cloth. Dustjacket has considerable edge wear, small chips etc. Weight, 510g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. View more info