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Image for The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

By: N/A

Price: $675.00

Publisher: John Low / E. Low, New York: 1805

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1762981


First American edition. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, other engravings and maps appear to have been removed. Bindings in need of repair, a few spine labels missing, boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 1805 Full-Leather. Complete in seven volumes. 4to. Original full calf. Two column format. The first American edition of the Encyclopedia Perthensis, originally published in Scotland from the mid-1790s to 1805. Combines dictionary-style entries for single words (e.g. 'revolu... View more info

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English - French Glossary of Aeronautical Terms (Army Air Service, 1918)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Army Air Service: 1918

Seller ID: 2206689


A couple faint stains to front wrapper. 1918 Soft Cover. 77 pp. English - French Glossary of Aeronautical Terms. CONTENTS: Aeronautical Terms; Engine, Mechanical, Tool and Shop Terms; Gunnery, Bombing, etc.; Electricity and Wireless Telegraphy; Conversion Table for Changing English Units of Measurement into the Metric System. KEYWORDS: ENGLISH FRENCH GLOSSARY AERONAUTICAL TERMS ARMY AIR SERVICE 1918 REFERENCE AVIATION TRANSPORTATION MILITARY FIRST WORLD WAR ONE WWI WW1... View more info

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Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus

By: Agnes, Michael; Laird, Charlton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1996

Seller ID: 2202303


Faint stain to top page ridge. Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. xv, 734 pp. Unique in layout and format, this ground-breaking resource combines two great Webster's New World reference works in a single volume. Each page is divided into a dictionary section and a thesaurus section. The dictionary section provides concise authoritative definitions, while the thesaurus section below lists corresponding thesaurus entries. You can check the spelling and definition of a word and also re... View more info

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The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It

By: Awde, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lyle Stuart: 2000

Seller ID: 2196757


An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces the hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet. This book proceeds step-by-step through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words. Nothing essential is left out, but no unnecessary complications ... View more info

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Ebla Archives

By: Bahnassi, Afif

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dar Tlass for Studies: 1993

Seller ID: 2198506


2nd printing. Ink name on front flyleaf. 1993 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. The Ebla tablets are a collection of as many as 1800 complete clay tablets, 4700 fragments and many thousand minor chips found in the palace archives of the ancient city of Ebla, Syria. The tablets were discovered by Italian archaeologist Paolo Matthiae and his team in 1974–75, rendering sensational their excavations at Tell Mardikh, site of the ancient city, after ten years' work noticed only by pr... View more info

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Medical and Botanical Dictionary, Giving a Definition of the Terms Used in the Various Branches of Medical Science.

By: Beach, W. [Wooster]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Baker & Scribner: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161379


First edition. Professionally rebacked with new endpapers, though evidence of a previous crude repair attempt remains on front board. Pencil note on flyleaf reads 'Compliments of W.W. Kendall', front & end matter lightly foxed. 1848 Full-Leather. 258 pp. 8vo. An alphabetical guide to various medical terms, including those associated with botanical and other alternative cures. By the author of 'American Practice', 'Physiology', 'Midwifery', etc. Not in Hoolihan. View more info

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Bernstein's Reverse Dictionary

By: Bernstein, Theodore M.; Wagner, Jane (Collaborator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co.: 1976

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1814452


Includes original dust jacket. Tiny ink scribble on front of jacket, tiny tear at foot of rear jacket, minor edge wear to foot of board, pages bright & clean. Good. 1976 Hard Cover. 276 pp. In this unusual dictionary, it is the meanings that are arranged alphabetically, to lead you to all those words you can't quite remember at the time. View more info

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The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces, together with Rules; Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence.

By: Bingham, Caleb; [Douglass, Frederick]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Manning & Loring: 1807

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2205660


1807 eighth edition. Front free endpaper removed, first and last section of pages lightly stained, faintly foxed throughout, ink owner information on rear endpaper. Binding square and tight. vi, 300 pp. 12mo. Full leather. Gilt titles & rules. The book used by Frederick Douglass to teach himself reading, writing, and elocution skills - he describes in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass how he acquired a copy at the age of twelve. First published in 1797, The Col... View more info

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An Abridgement of Lectures on Rhetoric, to Which Are Added, Questions Adapted to the Above Work; for the Use of Schools and Academies, by an Experienced Teacher of Youth.

By: Blair, Hugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: George A. Trumbull: 1818

Edition: Abridged

Seller ID: 1951283


Ink name and number ('Otis Hutchins No. 106') on front endpaper, front free endpaper slightly loose at binding. 1818 Full-Leather. x, 315 pp. Original full leather, black leather spine, gilt titles & rules. An abridgement of lectures on rhetoric, by Hugh Blair, D.D. carefully revised and correct by an experienced teacher, to which are added appropriate questions. View more info

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Modern Svensk-Engelsk Ordbok (A Modern Swedish-English Dictionary) [with] Modern Engelsk-Svensk Ordbok (A Modern English-Swedish Dictionary)

By: Bokforlaget Prisma

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bokforlaget Prisma: 1982

Seller ID: 2029670


Third revised edition of Swedish-English, eighth edition of English-Swedish. Minor pencil marks in text, tape repair to spine of English-Swedish volume. 1982 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. 8vo. English-Swedish: 52,000 entries, 15,000 colloquial phrases and idiomatic expressions, modern vocabulary, Swedish pronunciation, abbreviations, inflections of Swedish substantives, adjectives, and verbs.; Swedish-English: 33,000 entries, 10,000 colloquial phrases and idiomatic expression... View more info

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Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged; with Examples for Parsing, Questions for Examination, False Syntax for Correction, Exercises for Writing, Observations for the Advanced Student, and a Key to the Oral Exercises: Stereotype Edition

By: Brown, Goold

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Samuel S. & William Wood, No. 261, Pearl Street: 1844

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2133088


Boards rubbed with minor loss from spine label, lightly stained throughout, rear free endpaper removed, pencil notes on endpapers. 1844 Full-Leather. 13, xiv, 311, [1] pp. 12mo. Originally published in 1825, this 1844 stereotype edition is the first printing of this work to include endorsements preceding the title page, among which is one from Edgar Allan Poe, taken from the March 1842 issue of Pioneer, stating, 'A work perhaps the very best of its kind, and of which the... View more info

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Egyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dover: 1973

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2195586


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1973 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of introductory lessons, aimed at the complete beginner, for learning the Egyptian hieroglyphic language. View more info

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Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)

By: Card, Orson Scott

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Writers Digest Books: 2010

Seller ID: 2202348


Multiple dog-eared pages. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 231 pp. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With... View more info

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101 French Proverbs: Understanding French Language and Culture Through Common Sayings

By: Cassagne, Jean-Marie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Passport Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2265839


Lightly rubbed. 1998 Trade Paperback. 101 French Proverbs is a delightful introduction to the colorful and insightful proverbs that French speakers use every day. The 101 proverbs are grouped according to useful themes such as animals, occupations, dining, daily life, people, and others. View more info

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Cassell's Italian Dictionary: Italian-English / English-Italian

By: Cassell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.: 1994

Seller ID: 2029741


No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1994 Hard Cover. xxi, 1128 pp. 8vo. Thumb-indexed. This entirely new dictionary is designed as a mirror of contemporary Italian life but it includes obsolete words and phrases which are recurrent in the works of classic Italian writers for the benefit of readers and students of Italian literature. View more info

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Speaking of Chinese

By: Chang, Raymond & Margaret Scrogin

Price: $3.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1983

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1910774


2nd printing. Light edge wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. x, 197 pp. A description and cultural history of the Chinese language. Not a how-to text, this beguiling book is instead a fascinating look at Chinese language and culture. Ranging through history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this is a breezy, straightforward primer of surprising breadth. View more info

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Amazing Chinese Characters 2: Plants & Nature

By: Chiung-yu, Lo

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Panda Media: 2004

Seller ID: 2112075


Includes CD. An exceptional copy. 2004 Soft Cover. The next volume in the series including Amazing Chinese Characters: 1 Animals and Chinese Characters for Beginners, this new edition follows the identical format and introduces an additional 100 âintermediate levelâ characters relating to plants and nature. View more info

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Cobb's Expositor, or, Sequel to the Spelling-Book; Containing about Twelve Thousand of the Most Common Words of the Language; in which each word is accurately spelled, pronounced, divided, and explained, and the primary and secondary accent noted; to which are prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for the Accentuation and Division of Words. Designed for the Use of Schools.

By: Cobb, Lyman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.H. Hickok & Co. / Hickok & Blood.: 1836

Seller ID: 2197848


Eleventh edition. Boards rubbed with some loss from corners, free endpapers removed, lightly to moderately foxed throughout. 1836 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. Leather spine, printed paper over boards. A condensation of a contemporary pronouncing dictionary, designed for the use of schools. Spellers and readers like these were often used by autodidacts to achieve literacy and develop reading and elocution skills (e.g., Frederick Dougla... View more info

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How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself

By: Collier, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2264363


Highlighting. 1998 Hard Cover. Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. View more info

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The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of The English Language

By: Consolidated Book Publishers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Consolidated Book Publishers: 1970

Seller ID: 2208257


Lightly rubbed. 1970 Large Hardcover. Every word in the English language is presented with a full definition and usage guide, as well as an included Dictionary of Synonyms. View more info

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Ways of Thinking and Writing

By: Cushwa, Frank W.; Cunningham, Robert N.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1938

Seller ID: 1517879


Minor pencil marks, spine faded. 1938 Hard Cover. 504 pp. CONTENTS: Ways of Thinking, Education, Science, Living Philosophies, Literature, Language, Leisure and Art, Modern Industrialism, Politics, Foreign Peoples, War and Peace, Aids to Thinking, Aids to Reading-Writing-and Discussion, Supplementary Studies. View more info

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Character Text for Beginning Chinese

By: DeFrancis, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1929642


10th printing. Rebound, retaining original front wrapper (rubbed). 1972 Hard Cover. 436 pp. A companion volume to the Beginning Chinese volume by DeFrancis, part of his authoritative series. View more info

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Indefinites (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Series)

By: Diesing, Molly

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Seller ID: 1518826


Light edge wear. 1992 Hard Cover. 175 pp. Indefinites investigates the relationship between the syntactic and semantic representations of sentences within the framework of generative grammar. It proposes a means of relating government-binding theory, which is primarily syntactic, to the semantic theory of noun phrase interpretation developed by Kamp and Heim, and introduces a novel mapping algorithm that describes the relation between syntactic configurations and logical... View more info

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Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing A Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology Hygiene, Therapeutics; Pharmacology; Obstetrics; Medical Jurisprudence; &c, with the French and Other Synonymes; Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters; Formulae for Various Officinal, Empirical, and Dietetic Preperations, Etc.

By: Dunglison, Robley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Blanchard and Lea: 1860

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2203610


Revised and enlarged edition. Light stains to corners, boards rubbed, small pharmacy bookplate (Smith's Homoeopathic Pharmacy) on front endpaper. 1860 Full-Leather. 992 pp., 32-page terminal publisher catalog. 9 x 6. Original full leather. Gilt titles. A comprehensive medical dictionary, compiled by the Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, Etc., in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. View more info

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Oxford Take Off in Greek CD-Set

By: Economides, Athena

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oxford: 2001

Seller ID: 2261875


Complete in 4 CDs. An exceptional copy. 2001 Audio CD(s). For anyone who has ever wanted to learn a language but has been intimidated by the process, Oxford presents this new enjoyable and efficient language learning series. Based on the idea that the easiest and most effective way to learn a foreign language is by developing the key skills of listening and comprehension, each volume in Oxford's new Take off... series features 5 hours of audio content, fully reinforced b... View more info

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Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others

By: Ehrlich, Eugene

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1985

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2266122


Jacket spine lightly faded. 1985 Hard Cover. An alphabetical listing of Latin phrases to drop into conversation to make yourself seem smart. View more info

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The Language Imperative

By: Elgin, Suzette Haden Ph.D.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Perseus Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1693157


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. 276 pp. 8vo. Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just “talk”? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative, best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin makes a persuasive case that the linguistic differences between us are not trivial, that language and culture are inextricably linked,... View more info

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Modern Chinese: A Basic Course

By: Faculty of Peking University

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1971

Seller ID: 2200124


Edges lightly rubbed. 1971 Trade Paperback. xx, 249 pp. This overall course in modern Chinese was designed by the Faculty of Peking University and has been used successfully for the past decade in teaching English-speaking and other foreign students basic Mandarin Chinese. Assuming no previous training in Chinese, this course is excellent for self-study, with full explanations and ample pronunciation and grammar drills throughout. The 30 lessons of the Peking University ... View more info

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Sign with Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak

By: Garcia, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Northlight Communications / Stratton Kehl Publications, Inc.: 2000

Seller ID: 1530108


2000 Trade Paperback. 108 pp. This book teaches hearing parents how to use simple sign language gestures to communicate with their hearing infants before their infants can speak. Joseph Garcia uses anecdotes, practical guidelines and humor to explain the benefits and method for taking advantage of this unique form of early communication. He will help you recognize when your child is receptive to learning. He recommends which signs to teach first and shares ideas for game... View more info

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Fourth Edition

By: Gibaldi, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1501169


Fourth edition. Sticker on back cover. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 293 pp. Since it was first published in 1977, the MLA Handbook has sold nearly four million copies worldwide. Now completely revised and updated, the guide contains detailed information on using computers for research and writing and on citing electronic publications. CONTENTS: Foreword by Phyllis Franklin; Research and Writing; The Mechanics of Writing; The Format ... View more info