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Is That A Fish in Your Ear?, Bellos, David
1 Bellos, David Is That A Fish in Your Ear?
NY Faber & Faber 2011 0865478570 / 9780865478572 1st US Edition Boards Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 8.5 In 
373 pp., index. Close to new. square, crisp. Princeton's director of translation examines the challenges of crossing language barriers. Subtitle: Translation and the Meaning of Everything 
Price: 6.50 USD
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2 Karmi, Hasan S. Al-Manar English-Arabic Dictionary (Student Edition)
Beirut Longman/Librairie Du Liban 1983 058276147 Later Printing Brown Leatherette Near Fine Near Fine 8vo-8 in Tall 
903 pp. Nearly new, small black slash mark on top edge. Gilt lettering. No writing or underlining. A dictionary of about 40,000 common words in English with their meanings given in Arabic. Many thumbnail illustrations. The dictionary is intended to provide a general working vocabulary to college students 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 McCrum, Robert;Cran, William;MacNeil, Robert Story of English
New York Viking Press 1986 0670804673 / 9780670804672 First American Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 4to -- 10 in Tall 
384 pp. Bumped corners, lightly crinkled dj edges. Dot on preliminary page. Otherwise text is clean, binding sturdy. A companion to the PBS series on the history of English and its current status. Numerous photos, historical illustrations. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Pei, Mario The Story of Language
Philadelphia J.P. Lippincott 1965 4th Printing of Revised Edition Cloth Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
491 pp., strong binding. "New, revised edition" of Pei's classic popular introduction to linguistics. First published in 1949. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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5 Shaw, Harry Spell It Right!
NY Barnes & Noble 1971 389002992 Reprint Trade Paperback Good 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
149 pp. Faded red and gray wraps, light creases on cover, moderately thumbed, corners rubbed. No markings, binding OK. A former NYU writing instructor presents six "common sense, psychologically tested" methods for improving spelling ability. Especially useful are the lists of look-alike and sound-alike words. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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6 Shrodes, Caroline; Shugrue, Michael; Belford, Fontaine Maury, Eds The Conscious Reader
NY Allyn and Bacon 1998 020526848x / 9780205268481 7th Edition, 4th Printing Trade Papeback Very Good Textbook 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
971 pp. Previous owner's name on half-title page; no other markings. Thumbed, binding firm, still close to new. A college reader of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Scores of selections chosen to illustrate various writing techniques, such as analysis, argument, diction, narration, etc. `The preface states the reader aims to promote multidisciplinary learning reflecting cultural diversity. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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7 Vizetelly, Frank H Words We Misspell
NY Funk & Wagnalls 1921 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
249 pp. plus end matter. Gilt titling still bright on gray cloth. Bumped corners, else near fine. No markings. Moderately toned pages. No markings. A collection of 10,000 words. It's actually much more than a spelling list. Entries include tips on remembering the spelling and avoiding mix-ups with similar words. Also hints on pronunciation and usage. Plus general rules or patterns of spelling (and the many exceptionsP. Part of the Standard Desk-Book Series. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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