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The Modern Reciter: Test Pieces

By: Acton and Eve Acton-Bond

Price: £14.95

Publisher: Thornton Butterworth Ltd: 1932

Seller ID: 180084

Condition: Good


Fifth impression hardback, 1932, with no jacket. In overall good-to-very good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - red cloth boards slightly faded and rubbed to spine and edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotations or inscriptions - owner's name and address faint to ffep; light tanning to page-ends and endpapers but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info

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"Slang: To-day and Yesterday. With a short historical sketch; and vocabularies of English, American, and Australian Slang."

By: Eric Partridge.

Price: £22.95

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1960

Seller ID: 120159

Condition: Very Good


"Third edition reprint hardback, revised and brought up to date 1960, with no jacket. In overall very good condition, red cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are a little faded to spine and edges, corners and spine head rubbed and slightly worn. Binding tight and square, no annotations or inscriptions, prelims and page-ends a touch tanned but text clean and clear throughout. A very handsome book." View more info

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The English Language With A Chapter On The History Of American English by Professor Joh W. Clark

By: Ernest Weekley

Price: £9.95

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1952

Seller ID: 160709

Condition: Very Good


"Hardback edition in the Language Library series, 1952, with price-clipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dj with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj rubbed and a little nicked to edges with large chip to upper rear edge and spine slightly tanned; grey cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears lightly read; no annotations or inscriptions; tanning to page-ends and endpapers but text bright and clear thro... View more info

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A History of the English Language

By: G. L. Brook

Price: £14.95

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1968

Seller ID: 111179

Condition: Good


"First Edition, Fifth Impression in the Language Library Series, 1968; hardback with no dj. In overall very good condition, blue cloth boards, with silver titles to spine, are slightly tanned to spine and corners a little rounded. Binding tight, no annotations - owners name to ffep; text clean and clear throughout. Fascinating history of how the English language developed." View more info

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Just Another Word

By: Ivor Brown

Price: £12.95

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1943

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 131796

Condition: Very Good


"First edition hardback, 1943, with price-clipped jacket. In overall very good used condition in a good dj with only minor signs of handling and storage - dj lightly shelfworn with edges a touch chipped and nicked; red cloth boards generally clean and crisp with slight rubbing to spine head and tail. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Pho... View more info

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A Word In Your Ear

By: Ivor Brown

Price: £7.95

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1943

Seller ID: 131799

Condition: Good


"Fifth impression hardback, 1943, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - cloth boards slightly faded to spine and edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning (wartime economy paper) but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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A New Expositor

By: J. Knowles

Price: £24.95

Publisher: Derby, John and Charles Mozley: 1871

Seller ID: 131370

Condition: Good


"Ninetieth edition hardback, 1871, with no jacket as published. In overall fair to good used condition with signs of handling and storage - original green embossed cloth boards are lightly soiled and shelfworn, titles faded and front upper rh corner soft. Binding overall tight and appears little read - slight crack to gutter at title page, no annotations or inscriptions - name in pencil to title page and one or two faint ticks in the margin; end-papers lightly staine... View more info

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The Teaching of Reading revised Edition

By: John J. DeBoer and Martha Dallmann

Price: £19.95

Publisher: "Holt, Reinhart and Winston": 1965

Seller ID: 121289

Condition: Good


"Revised edition hardback, 1965, with unclipped jacket. In overall good to very good condition - dj a little tanned and rubbed to edges with a couple of short unclosed tears and nicks to top edge. Internally very clean. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions - owner's name neat to ffep; text and plates clean and clear throughout. Private copy, not an old library book." View more info

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Literary and Dramatic Readings. Book III

By: M. Partington (complier) and H. M. Spink (editor)

Price: £29.95

Publisher: Schofield and Sims:

Seller ID: 122983

Condition: Good


"Undated hardback edition with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original blue cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine and front, are lightly worn to corners and rubbed to edges. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - very faint stamp to ffep and rear pastedown; toning to page-ends but text, illustrations and charming illustrated endpapers clean and clear throughout. Photograph a... View more info

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All About Language

By: Mario Pei

Price: £14.95

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1956

Seller ID: 150438

Condition: Good


"First UK edition hardback, 1956, with clipped jacket. In overall good used condition in a fair dj with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj repaired to edges, spine heavily tanned (now protected in clear archival wrapper); red cloth boards rubbed to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; light tanning to page-ends but text and maps bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph avail... View more info

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How Children Learn The Meaning of Words

By: Paul Bloom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: "London, ", The MIT Press.:

Seller ID: 110254

Condition: Fine


"Third Printing 2001. A Bradford Book - Learning, Development and Conceptual Change series. 6.5 x 9 inches. 300 pages. Virtually as-new and appears unread." View more info

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English As She Is Wrotten

By: Pedro Carolino

Price: £9.95

Publisher: Liverpool, Scouse Press: 1967

Seller ID: 131363

Condition: Very Good


"First paperback edition with an introduction by Fritz Spiegl, 1967, in overall very good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - cream card covers slightly soiled. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - brief note to reverse of front cover; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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"The British Orator: Comprising Observations On Vocal Gymnastics, Articulations, Melody, Modulation, Force, Time, And Gesture, Together With A Copious Selection Of Extracts In Poetry And Prose For Exercise in Reading And Declamation"

By: Professor Th. K. Greenbank

Price: £34.95

Publisher: "London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.; Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son": 1896

Seller ID: 131420

Condition: Good


"Hardback edition, 1896, with no jacket. Ex. Triangle Library book with library markings to endpapers only, no pages removed. In overall good used condition with minor signs of handling and storage - original brown cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are lightly shelfworn. Binding overall tight and appears little read, no inscriptions - a couple of very minor annotations; toning to page-ends but text generally clean and clear throughout. Photograph available.... View more info

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"Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part 1 from Old English Homilies to King Horn, AD 1150 - AD 1300"

By: Richard Morris

Price: £17.95

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1898

Seller ID: 122961

Condition: Good


"Second (carefully) revised edition hardback, 1898, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original black cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine, are rubbed to edges. Binding tight, name to ffep and some annotation in ink and pencil scattered throughout the text; toning to endpapers and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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"Specimens of Early English with Introductions, Notes and Glossorial Index. Part II, from Robert of Gloucester to Gower, AD 1298 - AD 1393"

By: Richard Morris and Walter W. Skeat

Price: £17.95

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1898

Seller ID: 122962

Condition: Good


"Fourth edition hardback in the Clarendon Press Series, 1898, with no jacket. In overall good used condition - original red cloth boards are rubbed to edges, worn to spine head with neat repair to spine tail. Binding tight, name to ffep and some annotation in ink and pencil scattered throughout the text; toning to endpapers and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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Plain Words: A Guide To The Use Of English

By: Sir Ernest Gowers

Price: £9.95

Publisher: HMSO: 1951

Seller ID: 121202

Condition: Good


"Hardback reprint, 1951, with no jacket. In overall good to very good condition. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions; slight tanning to prelims and page-ends but text clean and clear throughout." View more info

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The Best After-Dinner Stories

By: Tim Heald

Price: £9.95

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2006

Seller ID: 180108

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing Folio Society hardback edition, 2006, with slipcase and no jacket as issued. In overall near fine used condition with only slight signs of age, handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears almost unopened; no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info