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    Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; containing an explication of the things signified thereby, in the Several Arts, Both Liberal and Mechanical; and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine (...). In Two Volumes by Chambers, E

    London: Printed for W. Innys, J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt et al., 1751. Full Leather. Poor. Folio. Stated seventh edition, revised and corrected. Full calf leather. Folio. Approximately 15 plates between the two volumes, some fold out. A later, two volume edition of this encyclopedia style work, focusing on sciences, mathematics and mechanical arts, including printing, but also discussing the technology in various industries, from maritime, etc. POOR/FAIR condition. Heavy scuffing, fading and wear to the covers, with some spotting and staining. Spines very worn, with the hinges split and separating, rendering the covers VERY tenuously attached. Text blocks solid, with scattered foxing and minor soiling throughout. Many of the fold out plates DETACHED, torn, chipped, creased and worn, with some torn in pieces and presumably missing pieces.



    A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by H.W. Fowler

    Oxford Clarendon Press, 1961. Hardcover. Good. 1961. Reprint. 724 pages. No dust jacket. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and tanning.


    AUD $25.00

    KODANSHA'S FURIGANA ENGLISH-JAPANESE DICTIONARY. by Masatoshi Yoshida and Yoshikatsu Nakamura

    Tokyo: Kodansha International. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. Isbn 7-7700-1983-1, dark green vinyl flexible covers with title in gold on front cover & spine, with dustjacket in very good condition. The essential dictionary for all students of japanese. ; 185 x 135mm; xx, 568 pages .



    A new Spanish grammar, more perfect than any hetherto publish'd ... to which is added a vocabulary of the most necessary words, also a collection of phrases and dialogues adapted to familiar discourses by STEVENS, JOHN, Capt

    London: T. Meighan, 1725. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 336; title-p. printed in red and black; old calf with an early 20th century rebacking, maroon morocco label on spine; the calf a bit stressed at the gutter, edges worn, but the binding is sound. Stevens, "probably an Irishman" (DNB) was an officer in the English army with some military experience in Ireland, and perhaps Portugal; his father was purportedly on the staff of the English ambassador to Spain. Alston XII, 151.



    A critical pronouncing dictionary and expositor of the English language... to which is annexed a key to the classical pronunciation.. by Walker, John

    New York: Collins and Hannay, 1828. Stereotyped edition, 8vo, pp. 71, [1], 609, 103; full contemporary tree calf gilt, rubbed and worn, joints cracked, some foxing, else good. The Key, with its separate title-page, is dated 1827. American Imprints 37067; for Key see 31647.



    Ortografia Moderna Italiana per uso del Seminario di Padova by FACCIOLATI, Jacopo

    In Padova: Nella Stamperia del Seminario, appresso Giovani Manfrè, 1758. Leather bound. Good. [6], xiv, 316, 63 pp. 4to. Title in red and black, with vignette. Quarter vellum with marbled boards. New endpapers. Covers scuffed. Final page repaired, medium spotting. Includes list of authors [della lingua volgare] pre 1400 and later, as well as letters on language by poet Francesco Redi.



    A is for Advent by Ferguson, Charles W

    Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown & Co., 1968. Alphabet book featuring rambling essays on the origins of religious (generally Christian) terms. Stated first edition. Hardcover, blue spine, pale moss green boards, green titling. Light wear to book & jacket. Text clean; viii, 149 pages + colophon; neat woodcuts & engravings by the Borjas.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Corinne and Robert Borja. 7" by 8½".



    Matthews' Chinese-English Dictionary, Revised American Edition [together with English index] by Matthews, Robert Henry

    Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966. 1226 p. dictionary, hardcover in a worn dustjacket, together with the english supplement, a 186 p. hardcover lacking dj. The dictionary is the tenth printing, the supplement a fourth printing. Through numerous reprints, this became the standard dictionary used for decades in western classrooms.



    Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of Over 8, 000 Words Explained - Ex Library by Ayto, John

    Paperback. Good.



    A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language by Walker, John

    New York: Published by Collins and Hannay, 1818. Later printing. Full calf. Good. Quarto. [1], 609pp., [1], 101pp. (Key). Full calf binding with raised bands and red leather title label on spine. Missing about one vertical half section page 101 in the Key. Rear end sheet torn out. Leather rubbed on edges and lightly on covers. Light scattered foxing and toning to pages.


    AUD $40.00


    Fort Smith: Song Moi. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Original maroon boards with title in gold on front cover and spine, boards covered at some time in clear plastic contact, otherwise a very good copy. Heavy book will require extra postage cost for International shipping, Please email for accurate postage costs.; 235 x 160mm; 1233 pages .



    Moeridis Atticistae lexicon atticum, cum Jo. Hudsoni, Steph. Bergleri, Claud. Sallierii, aliorumque notis. Secundum ordinem MSStorum restituit, emendavit, animadversionibusque illustravit, Joannes Piersonus. Accedit Aelii Herodiani Philetaerus, e Ms. nunc primum editus, item ejusdem fragmentum e MSS. emendatius atque auctius. by MOERIS ATTICISTES

    Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud Petrum van der Eyk et Cornelium de Pecker, 1759. 8vo. (4),LXVI,(2),(44 index),480 p. Vellum. 21 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 240337786; Brunet 3,1788: 'Bonne édition, dans laquelle le texte a été rétabli d'après des manuscrits'; Graesse 4,558: 'la meilleure édition'; Ebert 14181: 'The best edition. A new recension from MSS. and restored to its original order'; Neue Pauly 8, col. 343/4: still the first listed edition) (Details: 5 thongs laced through the joints. Boards with blind ruled borders, 5 gilt floral ornaments on each board) (Condition: Back soiled. Small name in ink on the title. Gathering 2H-2K, the index, bound out of order immediately after the praefatio; pencil annotations on the endpapers) (Note: This edition is according to Klaus Alpers in the Neue Pauly, (2001) s.v. 'Lexikographie' a very important contribution to Greek lexicography. (NP. 15.130) Johannes Pierson was a much promising Dutch philologist, born in 1731, who died of smallpox in 1759 in Leeuwarden, where he was the Rector of the 'Schola Latina' since 1755. At the university of Franeker, where the Renaissance of Dutch Greek studies had begun, he was a pupil of J.C. Valckenaer and Is. Schrader. In 1751 he matriculated at the University of Leyden to hear T. Hemsterhuis. Hemsterhuis advised his students to use for their studies especially the lexica from antiquity. The ancient lexicographers could be of great use for the amending of texts of classical authors, and they were of great help to gain a profound knowledge of the Greek language and its vocabulary. Valckenaer chose Ammonius, Pierson Moeris Atticistes. This was a great age for ancient lexicographers. In 1754 David Ruhnkenius published his edition of the Platonic dictionary of Timaeus Sophista. (Sandys 2,461; NNBW 3, 976/77; Gerretzen, Schola Hemsterhusiana, 1940, p. 46 & 100) § Moeris (Moiris), a Greek grammarian and lexicographer from ca. 200 AD. He compiled a lexicon for the use of correct Attic under the title 'Lexeis Attikôn kai Hellênôn kata stoicheion'. Examples of correct Greek are taken from Plato, Thucydides, Xenophon, the Attic orators and Aristophanes. (NP 8,343/4). The last 50 p. of Pierson's edition are filled with the 'Editio Princeps' of the Philetaerus of Herodian. Nowadays this ancient lexicon is only ascribed to Herodian, one of the most important Greek grammarians, who lived in the 2nd cent. A.D. (cf. NP 5,465/6)) (Provenance: Name, 'Brinkgreve 165' in faint pencil on the upper margin of the title. This is probably also the person who wrote the Greek pencil annotations on the endpapers. The Dutchman Dr. Marius Roelof Johan Brinkgreve, 1888-1966, was a teacher of classics at the gymnasium of Utrecht, (1912-1919), later, till 1937, he was director of 'Koninklijke Begeer' a silver-factory in the small town of Voorschoten. He was ca. 1933 party offical of the 'Nationale Unie', and in 1934 leader of the 'Algemeene Nederlandsche Fascisten Bond'. During WW II he sided with the German oppressor. (See for Brinkgreve, 'Repertorium kleine politieke partijen, 1918-1967'; also G. Brinkgreve, 'Schrijvend in 't Aalsmeerder veerhuis, opstellen van Geurt Brinkgreve', 1982, p. 93/105, with a portrait. On the title also the name of 'Mehler'. This must be the German classical scholar Eugen Mehler, 1826-1896, who studied in Bonn under Ritschl and Welcker, but nevertheless left for Leiden after his dissertation to continue his studies, attracted by the fame of Cobet. The rest of his life, 50 years, he spent in the Netherlands, as rector of several Gymnasia. From 1871 till his death he was rector of the Gymnasium at Zwolle. He wrote widely for several reviews, and produced a host of schoolbooks for Dutch gymnasia, often revised and adapted editions of German schoolbooks. Until recently every Dutch boy or girl who started reading Homer used his lexicon 'Woordenboek op de gedichten van Homerus', first published in Sneek in 1882) (Collation: *-4*8, 5*4, 2H-2I8, 2K6, A-G8) (Photographs on request)



    Illustrated Reverse Dictionary: Find the Words on the Tip of Your Tongue by Reader's Digest

    Reader's Digest Association, Inc.. Used; Very Good. Reader's Digest Association, Inc. 1990 Hardcover. Previous owner's name on inside front cover, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. No dust jacket. Covers have very light wear. Book Condition: Very Good . 1990. HARDCOVER.



    The Concise Oxford Russian Dictionary by Oxford University Press

    2000-08-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Magnusson, Magnus. Edited By

    Edinburgh.: Chambers., 1990. xii, 1604pp.. Fifth Edion.. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English by A. S. Hornby

    1995-04-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Zhongguo gudai de zidian by Liu, Yeqiu

    Beijing: Zhonghuo shuju, 1964. 149p., very good in wraps, articles on the history of ancient Chinese dictionaries. Text in Chinese. Ownership inscription on the title page. Zhishi congshu.



    A dictionary of modern english usage by H. W. Fowler

    LONDRA: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1950. Rilegato. BUONO. 13,6 18,8. USATO



    Popular names of flowers, fruits, &c., as used in the county of Somerset and the adjacent parts of Devon, Dorset and Wilts. Reprinted from the Somerset County Herald by [Macmillan, A. S.]

    Yeovil: Western Gazette &c. Co., Ltd, 1922. First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 297; orig. blue cloth, gilt title on spine, very good.



    Merriam Webster' s Collegiate Dictionary by AA. VV

    Springfield: Merriam Webster Incorporated, 1994. XED. Rilegato. BUONO. 18,5 25. USATO


    AUD $120.00

    THE GARDENERS' DICTIONARY Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed in Their Cultivation. With a supplement. by Johnson, George W

    London: George Bell and Sons. Very Good+. 1877. Second Edition. Hardcover. Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed in Their Cultivation. With a supplement including all the new plants and varieties down to the year 1869. Text in A - Z Format , Double Column with some In-Text illustrations.. Very interesting reference, includes some practical gardening advice, original green cloth boards with some marks, new endpapers attached, title on spine still bright, a very good copy. ; 205 x 135mm; [iv], 916 pages .






    AUD $25.00

    EVERYMAN'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY 800 BC to AD337 by Warrington, John

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Dustjacket has wear at corners and spine ends, previous owners name on front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy in very good dustjacket. Everyman's Classical Dictionary is an entirely new work, supplanting Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary. Considerations of space and the convenience of students suggested that the term 'classical' should cover a period beginning with the most commonly accepted date of Homer (late eighth century B. C. ) and ending with the death of Constantine (A. D. 337). The same considerations led the editor to employ the term as having reference to pagan Greece and Rome. The early history of the Church falls outside the scope of this work; and articles on persons, places, institutions and events of other civilizations-Egyptian, Persian and so forth-are supplied only when their subject-matter has a direct and contemporary bearing upon Greek and Roman history, literature, etc. Special attention has been given to geographical and topographical articles, for the benefit of readers who may take the book on their travels. Hundreds of articles are here contributed on subjects not mentioned in the old Dictionary. There is an extensive classified bibliography of general works, and many articles are followed by a list of books dealing with the particular subject. The principal legends, eg. The Atreids, Theban Legend, Jason and Medea-are told as continuous stories, with cross-references from the characters concerned. Care has been taken to cross-reference the entire work so as to give maximum help to the reader without needless repetition. ; xxxviii, 537 pages .



    Dictionary of the English Language by Worcester, Joseph E

    Hickling, Swan and Brewer, Boston, 1860. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good+/no dust Jacket. lxv + 1786pp. 4to. rebound in modern 3/4 leather, 4 raised bands, marbled ends. Illustrated. This is the 1st edition of Worcester's greatest dictionary. It contains a catalogue of English dictionaries from 1499 to 1859. A few pages are edge chipped and pp. 499 to 512 were rebound out of order after page 478, but all are present. KB5R Size: 4to. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias/Reference; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1770. .


    AUD $110.00

    AL-MAWRID A Modern English-Arabic Dictionary 2004 by Munir Baalbaki

    Beirut: Dar El-Ilm Lil-Malayen. Very Good+. 2004. 38th edition. Hardcover. 9953630100 . 1118 pages with "The Lamps Of Experience" a collection of English proverbs with origins and Arabic equivalents, and English words of Arabic origins consisting of 112 pages printed on green paper and a 92 page list of Biographical Names at rear. An ex-library copy with only a cancel stamp on front and rear endpapers, a very good copy. An authoritative and probably the most popular Arabic bilingual dictionary. An indispensable tool for students, researchers and translators. Unlike conventional Arabic dictionaries, this is arranged alphabetically for ease of use by those not knowing the root letters; 245 x 180mm; 1118 pages .

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