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National Proverbs: Japan, Anon and Frank Palmer
1 Anon and Frank Palmer National Proverbs: Japan
London Frank Palmer 1913 1913 Full Leather Very Good 12mo. 
76, (4) pp. Original deluxe publisher's purple full leather with decorative gilt and lettering to front board. Top edge gilt. Decorated title page. Adverts at rear. Slight wear to spine ends and rear board. Early ink inscription to ffep. Good to VG condition. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Gaelic Dictionary. In Two Parts: I. Gaelic and English. II. English and Gaelic; In Which the Words, in Their Different Acceptations, are Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Gaelic Writers...With a Short Historical Appendix of Ancient Names...To Which is Prefixed, a New Gaelic Grammar., Armstrong, R. A.
2 Armstrong, R. A. A Gaelic Dictionary. In Two Parts: I. Gaelic and English. II. English and Gaelic; In Which the Words, in Their Different Acceptations, are Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Gaelic Writers...With a Short Historical Appendix of Ancient Names...To Which is Prefixed, a New Gaelic Grammar.
London Printed for James Duncan 1825 1825 First Edition Original Boards Good 4to. 
Presentation copy from the author with ink inscription to front endpaper stating: 'as a trifling testimony of respect & gratitude, from the Author.' lxx, 1030 pp. Original dark green cloth spine over grey paper-covered boards. Original paper title label to spine. Recently sympathetically rebacked with original spine laid down. Boards marked and extremities and corners worn. Binding firm. This is the first Gaelic dictionary published. Good condition. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish: Containing the Signification of Words, and Their Different Uses; Together with the Terms of Arts, Sciences and Trades...Part I: Spanish and English, Baretti, Joseph
3 Baretti, Joseph A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish: Containing the Signification of Words, and Their Different Uses; Together with the Terms of Arts, Sciences and Trades...Part I: Spanish and English
London F. Wingrave, J. Johnson, et al. 1807 1807 New Edition Full Tree Calf Good 8vo. 
New Edition, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged. Full tree calf with leather title label to spine. Front board marked and front joint weak and splitting. Slight wear to extremities. With the bookplate on front pastedown of Frederick Paul Irby. Irby was a Rear Admiral and a member of the 'Order of the Bath.' Binding tight. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Argot and Slang a New French and English Dictionary, Barrere, Albert
4 Barrere, Albert Argot and Slang a New French and English Dictionary
London Hogos Language Institute 1911 1911 Hard Cover Good Small 4to 
483 pp, foxed page edges and fading to spine. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare, Bartlett, John
5 Bartlett, John A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare
London, United Kingdom Macmillan Publishers Ltd 1979 1979 0333042751 / 9780333042755 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 4to. 
1910 pp, a reprint of the 1984 classic price clipped dustwrapper, slight sunning to the spine 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Beeton's Dictionary of Geography. A Universal Gazetteer., Beeton, S. O.
6 Beeton, S. O. Beeton's Dictionary of Geography. A Universal Gazetteer.
London Ward, Lock & Tyler Reprint Cloth Good 8vo. 
898, 6 pp. Brown cloth. Leather title label. Cloth slightly rubbed and worn. Hinges cracked. Textblock a little loose. Numerous maps, plans and woodcuts. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Benezit Dictionary of Artists - 14 Volumes  [ English Edition ], BENEZIT, E. ; Various Contributors
7 BENEZIT, E. ; Various Contributors Benezit Dictionary of Artists - 14 Volumes [ English Edition ]
Paris Editions Grund 2006 2006 2700030702 / 9782700030709 First Edition in English Publisher's Cloth As New 8vo. 
14 volumes. Illustrated with facsimiles of some artists signatures. The Benezit Dictionary of Artists, published since 1911, is a landmark reference work in Art History, a magnificent 14 volume biographical dictionary of painters, sculptors, draftsmen, and engravers from around the world and across history. Previously it had only been published in French, but this edition of the 'New' Benezit, is the first time this cornerstone work has appeared in English. With entries on over 175,000 artists, the Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists. Unique features include the dictionary's coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps. Entries are clear and concise, and often contain auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Valued for both its wide coverage of lesser-known artists and its deep coverage of artists occupying the core pantheon of art. From the Benezit website 'The first English edition (2006) is the largest edition ever—over 170,000 entries, comprising over 20,000 pages in 14 volumes. Older entries have been updated and expanded, over 3,000 entries have been completely rewritten, and over 2,000 new entries have been added. All these combine to make the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of Artists even more compelling and useful to a wider audience than ever before.' 
Price: 425.00 GBP
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The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature and Art, Boag, the Rev John
8 Boag, the Rev John The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature and Art
Edinburgh and London A Fullarton & Co Full Diced Calf Very Good Large 8vo 
2 volumes, 756, xl [plates], 742, lxxv, [plates] pp., n.d [circa 1870s] Bound in a lovely contemporary brown full diced calf with decorative panels on spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. Edges of boards rubbed, some marking and genearl exterior wear, but generally a very good and handsome set. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Cary, M. ; J. D. Denniston ; J. Wright Duff ; A. D. Nock ; W. D. Ross ; H. H. Scullard
9 Cary, M. ; J. D. Denniston ; J. Wright Duff ; A. D. Nock ; W. D. Ross ; H. H. Scullard The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Oxford Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1957 1957 0198691173 / 9780198691174 Reprint Cloth Good 4to. 
4to., xx., 972 pp., cloth marked and faded on the spine, browning to the edges of the pages. Good solid copy. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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The Librarian and His World. A Young Person's Guide, Chamberlin, E.R
10 Chamberlin, E.R The Librarian and His World. A Young Person's Guide
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1968 1968 Gilt Lettered Spine Good 8vo. Ex-Library 
Julian Trevelyan jacket has very minor wear with loss at top of spine otherwise very good. PP 128, front f.e.p torn out, ex-library stamps on title page. Includes a general history of libraries as well as a 'full account of the principles and practice of 'classic' librarianship'. Otherwise very good dustjacket on near very good book. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Book of Days : A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar... In two volumes, Chambers, R., editor
11 Chambers, R., editor The Book of Days : A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar... In two volumes
London & Edinburgh W. & R. Chambers 1863 1863 Half Morocco Very Good 4to. 
In 2 volumes complete. 832; 840 pp. Half red morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with leather title & volume labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Wear to extremities and boards slightly rubbed. Scattered foxing. Leaves age-darkened. Engraved title pages. Numerous in-text engravings. Bindings firm. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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A New French-English and English-French Dictionary. Composed on a New Plan. In two volumes, Clifton, E. and A. Grimaux and remodelled and increased by J. Mac Laughlin
12 Clifton, E. and A. Grimaux and remodelled and increased by J. Mac Laughlin A New French-English and English-French Dictionary. Composed on a New Plan. In two volumes
Paris Librairie Garnier Freres 1923 1923 Leather Spines Very Good Tall 8vo. 
In 2 volumes. (xiii), 1341; xxiv, 1237 pp. Original brown leather spines over blue cloth. Gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to corners. Leaves age-darkened. Hinges somewhat weak. Bindings firm. A VG pair. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica, Cohn-Sherbok, Dan
13 Cohn-Sherbok, Dan The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica
Oxford Blackwell Publishers 1992 1992 0631166157 / 9780631166153 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Large 8vo. 
xvi., 2 maps, 597 pp. The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica contains more than seven thousand concise entries and nearly half a million words on every aspect of Jewish history, civilization, and religion. It will prove invaluable not only for students and teachers, but also for anyone who is interested in the fascinating richness of the Jewish tradition. In a single volume the wealth of the Jewish heritage is uncovered in direct and simple words. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David According to the Use of the Episcopal Church . 1979 Edition, COMMON PRAYER
14 COMMON PRAYER The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David According to the Use of the Episcopal Church . 1979 Edition
New York Oxford University Press 1990 1990 0195287738 / 9780195287738 Reprint Vivella Crush Fine Small 8vo Special Edition 
1002 pp. Printed on delicate india paper, all edges gilt. Bound in a lovely blue soft deluxe imitation leather (Vivella Crush is the brand name) with a blind-stamped cross on the front cover and two satin ribbon page markers. This is a 1990 reprint of the 1979 edition. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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A Treatise on the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language, Crombie, Alexander
15 Crombie, Alexander A Treatise on the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language
London J. Johnson 1809 1809 Second Edition Full Calf Good 8vo. 
x, 425 pp. Full sprinkled calf. Sympathetically rebacked in leather with title label to spine. Corners and extremities rather edgeworn. Scattered foxing throughout. Binding firm. A Good copy. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Fun Ancient and Modern, Davies, Dr Maurice
16 Davies, Dr Maurice Fun Ancient and Modern
London Tinsley Brothers 1878 1878 Hard Cover Good 8vo. 
327, 308 pp, 2 volumes bouns as 1, marks to spine cloth and foxing to front and back pages, damage to top of spine, possibly a secondary binding. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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Index Kewensis, an Enumeration of the Genera and Species of Flowering Plants from the Time of Linnaeus to the Year 1885 Inclusive Together with Their authors' Names, the Works  in Which They Were First Published, Their Native Countries and Their Synonyms (2 volumes + 10 supplementary volumes 1886 - 1940), Daydon Jackson, B & Joseph D Hooker
17 Daydon Jackson, B & Joseph D Hooker Index Kewensis, an Enumeration of the Genera and Species of Flowering Plants from the Time of Linnaeus to the Year 1885 Inclusive Together with Their authors' Names, the Works in Which They Were First Published, Their Native Countries and Their Synonyms (2 volumes + 10 supplementary volumes 1886 - 1940)
Oxford Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1946 1946 Half Morocco Very Good Large 4to 
.........."compiled at the expense of the late Charles Robert Darwin under the direction of Joseph D Hooker" 1946 reprint of the 1895 work in two volumes, Vol 1 1268 pp, Vol 2 1299 pp, + 10 supplementary volumes in various paginations. Vols 1 and 2 are bound in a black half morocco with green morocco effect boards. TEG. Slight creasing to the first few pages of Vol 1, a few minor scuffs to the bindings of both volumes. The supplementary volumes which are dated between 1886 and 1940, are bound in green gilt lettered cloth, they are very good clean copies with slight shelf wear here and there, minor offsetting to feps, and the occasional bumped corner. Generally very good 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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Diderots Enzyklopadie 1762 - 1777. In five volumes, Diderot, Denis
18 Diderot, Denis Diderots Enzyklopadie 1762 - 1777. In five volumes
Augsburg Weltbild Verlag 1996 1996 3896040014 / 9783896040015 Facsimile Hardback Fine 12mo. Illustrated 
Five volumes in the publisher's box [4 volumes of illustrations plus the register volume]. Facsimile edition of the illustrated plates from the Paris edition of 1762-1777 of Diderot's Encyclopedia. Accompanying text in German language. In Fine unused condition. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Elves, Goblins, and Other Little Creatures, Dubois, Pierre
19 Dubois, Pierre The Complete Encyclopedia of Elves, Goblins, and Other Little Creatures
New York Abbeville Press 2005 2005 0789208784 / 9780789208781 Hardback Very Good 4to. 
375 pp, illustrated in colour. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Street Names of the City of London, Ekwall, Eilert
20 Ekwall, Eilert Street Names of the City of London
London Oxford University Press 1965 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Small 8vo. 
xvi., 212 pp. plus fold out map, jacket lightly rubbed with short tears. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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