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Collins Compact English Dictionary. (New Edition in Colour).

By: ANON.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: HarperCollins, 1994.:

Seller ID: 19650


New ed. Comprehensive dictionary, with over 68,000 references. Pp. 10/1044/2 (ads.) Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w. VG/G+. View more info

The Story of Language.

By: BARBER, C. L.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London: Pan Books, 1967.:

Seller ID: 11409


"Record of the development of human speech and in particular of the English language." Pp, 286,5 sketch maps and other illustrations, page edges slightly toned. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Linguistic Change in Present-Day English.

By: BARBER, Charles.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1964. 0:

Seller ID: 33890


1st ed. "The aim of the book is to give an account of the changes which have taken place in the English language in England in the past few decades. The idea behind this is that the living language is the right place to begin all language study, and that this applies to historical linguistics as much as to descriptive linguistics." Pp.10/154, owners name to fep. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The English Language. (Volume 10 of The Penguin History of Literature).

By: BOLTON, W.F. and CRYSTAL, David. (Editors).:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Penguin, 1993.:

Seller ID: 31577


"A first section considers present-day English, its sounds, grammar, vocabulary and stylistic varieties. A second section describes the growth of the language over the centuries and concludes with chapters on the social context of English language studies and the role of English in the modern world." Pp.10/362. Pbk. VG. View more info

A Guide to English Composition.

By: BREWER, Rev. Dr.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1883.:

Seller ID: 39359


New edition. "the Publishers sincerely hope that this 'Guide' may be the means of supplying a lack which has been long felt by intelligent teachers, and of raising English composition in schools from the puerile repetition of a hackneyed fable, or the random 'common places' of a moral essay, into an art which has for its object the analysis, illustration, development, and expression, of solid thought." Pp.xvi/426/16(Lists of school books), inscribed to "C.H.... View more info

Eureka! A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Elements in English Words.

By: BYRNE, Mary.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1987. 0715388312:

Seller ID: 40100


"Over 1,000 of the most common word elements are described - and you don't have to be an expert in Latin or Greek to make many amazing discoveries about familiar words." Pp.224. Grey cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed. VG/G+. View more info

Fundamentals of Effective Speech Communication.

By: CAPPS, Randall, O'CONNOR, J. Regis.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, USA: Winthrop Publishers, 1978.:

Seller ID: 17375


1st ed. "Solid coverage of the basics of effective communication is provided... Primary emphasis is on public speaking, but attention is given to interpersonal communication as well. The book's ten chapters were written by members of the Speech Department of Western Kentucky University..." Pp.9/261 with b/w illustrations throughout. P/b. G+. View more info

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar.

By: CHALKER, Sylvia & WEINER, Edmund.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: BCA, 2002.:

Seller ID: 21129


Rep. ".....offers the interested general reader, the language professional, and the student alike, strightforward and immediate access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings: it is both an A-Z reference and guide to the subject." Pp.448. Blue cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. (2nd edition revised by Sir Ernest Gowers and completely reset).

By: FOWLER, H.W.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: Guild Publishing, 1989.:

Seller ID: 19662


5th rep. "... It brims with useful information, and is astonishingly cheap." Pp. 20/725. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w has small closed tear to top of spine. VG/G+. View more info

Black Country Stories. (Revised.) Introduction by Billy Russell.

By: GOUGH, T.H./PARSONS, Harold (editor).:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Tipton: Black Country Society , 1969.:

Seller ID: 29492


2nd imp. Collection of stories. Pp. 128, photograph to Introduction. P/b. G+. View more info

The Complete Plain Words.

By: GOWERS, Sir. Ernest.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1962.:

Seller ID: 11420


"Apart from two chapters on grammar and punctuation, this guide os concerned with the choice and arrangement of words in such a way as to get an idea as exactly as possible out of one mind into another." Pp, 272, page edges slightly toned. P/b. G. View more info

Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar.

By: GRATTAN, J.H.G., & GURRY, P.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1957.:

Seller ID: 27326


Rep. "The ideal behind this little book is the Humanist ideal, so admirably set forth in the Report entitled 'The Teaching of English in England.' " Pp. 323. Decorated boards with blue spine. VG. View more info

A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, written with a view to rescue from oblivion the fast fading relics of by-gone days. By William Holloway .

By: HOLLOWAY, William .

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Lewes, Sussex: Sussex Press, Printed and Published by Baxter and Son, 1839 . 0:

Seller ID: 39751


First Edition. A very good early half leather binding. 8vo. pp.24/pp.194/[2pp. - Subscribers' List] . 8.75" x 5.75" x 0.75" . Maroon calf covered spine and corners, over marbled boards. Boards scuffed and edges rubbed. Smooth spine with gilt title. Endpapers lightly toned. Library label to the verso of the front board: 'Quatuor Coronati Lodge London No. 2076.' Light foxing to title, first few leaves, index and subscriber's list. Otherwise clean text throughou... View more info

Dictionary of Grammar.

By: JARVIE, Gordon.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London: Bloomsbury. 1993.:

Seller ID: 27900


1st ed. "An easy-to-use guide to the complexities of the English language - from adjective to simile, the complete guide to perfect grammar". Pp 216. P/b, small scuff to front cover. G+. View more info

Handbook of the History of the English Language. For the Use of Teacher and Student.

By: KEANE, A.H.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1878.:

Seller ID: 40528


4th edition, enlarged and revised. "To the present edition have been added two appendices. The first contains twelve versions, synoptically arranged, of the Lord's Prayer, at different periods, from the earliest times till the sixteenth century...The second consists of a digest or summary of all existing Saxon and Englsih remains down to the beginning of the fourteenth century. It includes an account of the extant MSS, their probable date, dialect in which written, w... View more info

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Lost Beauties of the English Language.

By: MACKAY, Charles.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: Bibliophile Books, 1987. 0900123400:

Seller ID: 37871


"Originally published in 1874...contains a treasure trove of archaic words...arranged in alphabetical order, with definitions, examples and citations which illustrate the extraordinary roots and versatility of the English language." Pp.xxiv/288/48(facsimile advertisements). Black cloth spine over white boards, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

Dictionary of Eponyms.

By: MANSER, Martin.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: Guild Publishing,1990.:

Seller ID: 3594


3rd rep. "Eponyms are the people who give their names to words....a dictionary of the 1,000 or more popular eponyms in the English language." Pp.307,occasional b/w illustrations by Tony Cantale. Black cloth, illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info

Chapters on English Metre. (Second edition Revised and Enlarged).

By: MAYOR, Joseph B.:

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Cambridge:University Press,1901.:

Seller ID: 10947


2nd ed. Revised and enlarged. "The second Edition has been revised throughout and enlarged by the additin of a Chapter on the Metrical Systems of Dr Skeat and Mr Robert Bridges, originally addressed to the Philological Society; a Chapter on Shelly's Metre, originally read before the Shelly Society; and a Cahpter on the English Hexameter, which appears here for the first time." Pp.16/308,toning and spotting to endpapers. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. G+. View more info

Office English.

By: MOON, A.R.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Ginn and Company Ltd, 1965. 0:

Seller ID: 38271


"The aim of this book is to produce facility and accuracy in expression, with particular attention to the use of English in commerce. Exercises for increasing the range of vocabulary, extending the scope of sentence-patterns and building substantial and well-arranged paragraphs are given..." Pp.158. Black and red cloth, college inkstamp and marker pen number to front board. G+. View more info

Etymology with Especial Reference to English.

By: ROSS, Alan S.C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch, 1958.:

Seller ID: 41423


1st edition. The Language Library series. "Professor Ross makes it plain that English Etymology cannot be approached without some knowledge of General Linguistics, of the 'sound-changes' that have affected English from the time of its earliest known parent, Primitive Indo-European to the present day, and of some of those that have affected other Indo-European and Germanic languages." Pp.169, toning to endpapers and closed page edges. Grey cloth, dustwrapper has ... View more info