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Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes

By: Adams, Rev. John, A.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, C. And G. Kearsley: 1794

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 010349

Condition: Fair


417 pp. Front board present but detached. Moderate to heavy rubbing and scuffing esp. to edges, ribbed spine and bumped corners. Three small bare spots on spine. Bookplate of "The Honorable Edward Monckton, Somerford Hall, County of Stafford" on inside cover and a portion of his signature is on the title page. (Monckton was a career British administrator in colonial India and a prominent Whig politician.) Text generally clean with remarkably little toning. Textbl... View more info

HarperCollins German College Dictionary

By: Fortey, Stuart; Kopleck, Horst, et al, Eds

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, UK, HarperCollins: 2006

Edition: 6th Printing of 5th Edition.

Seller ID: 010352

ISBN: 0007224087

Condition: Very Good


1382 pp. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. Crinkling to jacket edges. Binding firm. Text clean, a few pages creased. Massive bilingual dictionary -- German to English; English to German, with 350,000 words. Includes German Spelling Reform, many technological terms. Overweight, will require additional postage. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In View more info

The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth

By: Foster, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Del Rey (Ballantine): 1979

Edition: First Paperback Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 009845

ISBN: 0345279751

Condition: Very Good


575 pp. Some rubbing on spine corners and lightly thumbed. Small 2-in crease on right side of front cover. No markings, sprine sturby. An alphabetical encyclopedia of names, places and things in the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Most entries about about 50-100 words long. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

American Newspaper Directory

By: Newspaper Advertising Bureau

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, George P. Rowell & Co.: 1879

Seller ID: 010196

Condition: Fair -


532 pp. Boards present but detached, spine cloth missing. Textblock intact. Pencil squiggles and arithmetic on endpapers. Publication date not present but likely 1879 or 1880, considering references to 1870 Census and dated quotations about newspapers. A quarterly listing of all newspapers and periodicals in the U.S., arranged by state and city. Most of the newspapers are now long gone or merged. Rear sections include lists of specialized publications by topic; foreign l... View more info

Why We Do It

By: Wolff, Ed

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Macaulay Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009551

Condition: Very Good +


303 pp. Light fading and soil on orange cloth cover. Light spine slant. Text clean and still bright. Inscribed in legible ink script on front end paper to Harry Frieberg, Los Angeles, dated 10/14/30. "Rarely, Harry, do I offer presentation copies of my writing, but you're an exception, old chap, Sincerely, Ed Wolff. A collection of about 50 brief essays giving a humorous history of various customs and beliefs. Examples of topics: Why We Chew Gum, Why We Kiss, Why We ... View more info