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Copley, J.

(Book #ID 94845)

Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1961. 1961.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original forest green paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 166 printed pages of text. Foxing to the end papers and closed page edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Rhythmical Index to the English Language: An index to all the perfect rhymes of a different orthography, and allowable rhymes of a different sound, throughout the language; with authorities for the usage of them from our best poets

Longmuir, J. (John)

(Book #ID 2774)

Published by William Tegg & Co., London First Edition 1877. 1877.

First edition hard back. An index to all the perfect rhymes of a different orthography, and allowable rhymes of a different sound, throughout the language; with authorities for the usage of them from our best poets. Spine slightly faded, in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Determinism or Free Will?

Cohen, Chapman

(Book #ID 9520)

Published by The Pioneer Press, 61 Farringdon Street, London New Revised and Enlarged edition 1919. 1919.

Hard back publisher's original grey cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, black stamping, fore and lower edges untrimmed. 8vo 127 pages. Touch of spotting to the end papers. In Very Good clean and tidy condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Life: A Book for Elementary Students

Shipley, Sir Arthur E.

(Book #ID 9573)

Published by Cambridge at the University Press First edition 1923. 1923.

First edition hard back publisher's original maroon cloth covers, gilt stamping. 8vo 7½" x 4¾" xvi, 204 [pages.]. 70 illustrations. Spine faded, former message to the front free end paper. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            How to Write for Children

Hough, Marion

(Book #ID 14282)

Writers News Thomas & Lochar P.O. Box 4, Nairn, Scotland First edition 1994. 1994.

First edition hard back bound in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8¾" x 5¾" 188, 4 [pages.]. ISBN 0946537992. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. As new. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A Refresher Course in English

Weston, W. J.

(Book #ID 14496)

Published by George Newnes 15-17 Long Acre, London Special Edition circa 1960. 1960.

Hard back bound in publisher's original scarlet paper covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8" x 5½" 160 pp. Tanning to pages. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with closed tear to spine edge, shallow rubs to corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Hasluck's Recitations For Boys and Girls Volume I

Hasluck, Mrs. S. L.

(Book #ID 58801)

Published by Polytechnic School of Elocution, London Fifth Edition.

Hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and front cover. 8vo. 6½'' x 4½''. Contains 234 [v] printed pages of text. Rubbing of the cloth covers, ink ownership name to the front cover and in Good condition, priced 1/6 to the spine and title page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Funk & Wagnalls A Standard Dictionary of the English Language upon original plans designed to give, in complete and accurate statement, in the light of the most recent advances in knowledge, and in the readiest form for popular use, the orthography, pronunciation, meaning, and etymology of all the words and the idiomatic phrases in the speech and literature of the English speaking peoples. Prepared by more than 200 specialists and other scholars. With A Standard Colour Atlas of the World. Volume I - A To L; Volume II - M To Z. Subscription Edition [2 Volumes Complete]

Isaac Kaufmann Funk | Adam Willis Wagnalls [Calvin Thomas and Frank H. Vizeltelly, Editors and More than 380 Specialists and Other Scholars]

(Book #ID 83430)

Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1900. Two Volumes. 1900.

Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original deep chestnut brown leather with gilt border and letters of the alphabet, embossed decoration, and gilt lettering on spine with slightly rolled bands, black and gilt thumb letter dividers to the fore edge, rich marble card end papers. Folio 12½'' x 9½''. Contains [xx] 1060 [cxxxvi]; 1061-2318 printed pages of text in triple columns with beautiful full-page tissue-guarded colour plates, monochrome text illustrations and photographs throughout. 4 double pages of monochrome photographs showing the main editorial staff. General light rubbing to the covers, hinges true and sound, spines slightly sun faded. This Subscription edition is extremely scarce and at the time represented Funk and Wagnalls massive commitment to producing the world's best Dictionary. Laid inside each volume is an illustrated advertisement flyer from Funk & Wagnalls advertising a purpose built Dictionary Stand. Also tipped-in to the second front free end paper of volume I is the original perforated Subscription ticket describing to who it should be delivered to, the name on the ticket is Charles W. Evans, his personal colour bookplate is pasted to the inside of volume I. Unique pair. Heavy volumes 10 kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Wordplay; The Philosophy, Art and Science of Ambigrams

Langdon, John [Foreword by Dan Brown]

(Book #ID 68533)

Published by Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London First Edition 2005. London 2005.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Quarto 9'' x 9''. Contains 203 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Ink message to the front free end paper. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0593055691

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            Intertraffic; Studies in Translation

Bates, E. S.

(Book #ID 49732)

Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, London First Edition 1943. London 1943.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 179 printed pages of text. Ex Royal Navy War Library stamps to the front free end paper, without any other ownership markings and in Very Good clean condition, spine not faded, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Comprising a Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men of All Ages and All Nations, By Writers of Eminence in the Various Branches of Literature, Science and Art Volume I [Volume 1 of 3] AA - CZU

Waller, John Francis [Edited by] John Francis Waller (21 July 1809 - 19 January 1894) was an Irish poet, librettist and editor and was called to the Irish Bar in 1833. Under the pseudonym of 'Jonathan Freke Slingsby' he wrote for the Dublin University Magazine and became its editor in 1845. He held the position of vice-president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1864 and was appointed Registrar of the Rolls Court in 1867.

(Book #ID 95332)

Published by William Mackenzie, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh London, Possibly First Edition 1860. 1860.

Superior bound first edition hard back binding in contemporary full scarlet leather covers, 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt title, volume details and tools between, all page edges gilt, symmetrical gilt tooling to the front and rear boards, gilt dentelles, gilt knurled edges, marble end papers. 4to 11'' x 8''. Contains engraved title page; vi; 1152 printed pages of text with many full-page single-sided steel engravings throughout. Foxing to the end papers beyond which the text block and plates are without any foxing, rubbing to the high points of the boards, binding strong and tight and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Heavy volume 3.5kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Complied Upon a New Plan. In Which The Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Different Treatises or Systems Volume II C-L



(Book #ID 75835)

Printed 1971. [Single Volume Only] [1771]. 1971.

A facsimile of the first ever edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published in Edinburgh in 1771. Publisher's original chestnut brown 'leather cloth' covers with twin red and black leather spine labels. Thick quarto 10½'' x 8¼''. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Scholar's Spelling Assistant; Wherein the Words are Arranged on an Improved Plan Intended for the Use of Schools and Private Tuition [New Corrected Edition]

Carpenter, Thomas

(Book #ID 24700)

Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; and Whittaker and Co. London 1842 Corrected Edition. 1842.

Contemporary full calf. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 132 pages. Printed end papers. Working condition copy with hinges loose, contents a little age darkened. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases Volume II The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Simpson, John

(Book #ID 25036)

Published by Guild Publishing London 1988. 1988.

Hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine and upper panel. 8vo 8½'' x 6¼'' 256 pp. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, as new. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations

Cohen, J. M. and M. J.

(Book #ID 51731)

Published by Penguin Books Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London Revised and Expanded Edition 1993. London 1993.

Hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, cream title and author lettering to the spine. Thick 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. ISBN 0670821659. Contains [viii] 628 printed pages of text. Small mark to the fore edge, without any ownership markings. Near Fine condition book, in Fine condition price clipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary

Fergusson, Rosalind

(Book #ID 25562)

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, 2 Soho Square, London 1991. 1991.

Hard back binding in publisher's original glazed boards 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' 530 pages. ISBN 1854710907. Slight age tanning to page margins. Very Good condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. From the estate of a private library belonging to the children's author and illustrator Valerie Littlewood with her signature to the front end paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Reed, Langford

(Book #ID 25785)

Published by Banner Books, 89 Blandford Street, London 1947 Reprinted Edition. 1947.

Hard back binding in publisher's original caramel cloth covers, black lettering to spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 254 pp. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with slight age tanning to spine, priced 10s 6d to spine. Dust wrapper without any tears or chips and supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Writers on Writing: Collected Essays From The New York Times

[Introduction by John Darnton]

(Book #ID 26577)

Published by Times Books New York 2002. 2002.

Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. 8vo 8½'' x 5½'' 268 pages. ISBN 0805070850. Small tear to to corner of lower end paper and in near Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, new book never used. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            An Introduction to the History of the English Language

Bourcier, Georges [English Adaptation by Cecily Clark]

(Book #ID 45380)

Published by Stanley Thornes Ltd., Cheltenham First UK Edition 1981. Cheltenham 1981.

Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card wrap covers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. ISBN 0859504824. Contains [viii] 230 printed pages of text. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            How To Revise Your Own Stories

Hamilton, Anne

(Book #ID 64373)

Published by The Writer, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1946. USA 1946.

Hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 45 printed pages of text. Shallow rubs to the spine ends, age darkened closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small chips to the upper spine end, corners and edges, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Comprising a Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men of All Ages and All Nations, By Writers of Eminence in the Various Branches of Literature, Science and Art Volume II [Volume 2 of 3] DAA - IWA

Waller, John Francis [Edited by] John Francis Waller (21 July 1809 - 19 January 1894) was an Irish poet, librettist and editor and was called to the Irish Bar in 1833. Under the pseudonym of 'Jonathan Freke Slingsby' he wrote for the Dublin University Magazine and became its editor in 1845. He held the position of vice-president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1864 and was appointed Registrar of the Rolls Court in 1867.

(Book #ID 95333)

Published by William Mackenzie, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh London, Possibly First Edition 1860. 1860.

Superior bound first edition hard back binding in contemporary full scarlet leather covers, 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt title, volume details and tools between, all page edges gilt, symmetrical gilt tooling to the front and rear boards, gilt dentelles, gilt knurled edges, marble end papers. 4to 11'' x 8''. Contains engraved title page; vi; 988 printed pages of text with many full-page single-sided steel engravings throughout. Foxing to the end papers beyond which the text block and plates are without any foxing, rubbing to the high points of the boards, binding strong and tight and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Heavy volume 3kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting if despatched outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A Refresher Course in English [2]

Weston, W. J.

(Book #ID 28294)

Published by George Newnes 15-17 Long Acre, London Special Edition circa 1960. 1960.

Special edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 160 pp. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small chips across top of front cover, not price clipped 7/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A B C of Plain Words; A Reference Book on the Use of English

Gowers, Sir Ernest

(Book #ID 53438)

Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London First Edition 1951. London 1951.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light jade cloth covers, gilt and navy title and author block lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains [xiv] 146 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Technical Library stamp to the title page. Very Good condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with very slight tanning of the paper to the cream paper spine, shallow rubs to the tips, priced 4s 6d to the front cover. Dust wrapper without any chips or pieces of paper missing and supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Words Words Words

Matthews, C. M.

(Book #ID 48045)

Published by Lutterworth Press, London and Redhill First Edition 1979. London 1979.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. ISBN 0718823419. Contains [xii] 146 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations to the centre. Without any ownership markings. Near Fine condition book, in near Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Learner's Swahili English / English Swahili Dictionary

Jahadhmy, Ali Ahmed

(Book #ID 66426)

Published by Evans Brothers Ltd., Montague House, Russell Square, London First Edition 1981. London 1981.

First edition in publisher's original lime green card covers. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains 106 printed pages of text. Without any writing or notes to the pages and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0237504677

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

Byrne, Mary

(Book #ID 32894)

Published by David & Charles Ltd., Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon First Edition 1987. Devon 1987.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dove grey cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 224 pages. ISBN 0715388312. Fine condition book, in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Traveller's Manual of Conversations in Four Languages: English, German, French and Italian with Vocabulary, Short Questions, Etc. Stereotype Edition.

Baedeker, Karl

(Book #ID 94722)

Published by Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, circa 1901. 1901.

Publisher's original limp brick red cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine and to the front cover, marble page edges. 8vo. 6¼'' x 5½''. Contains [xvi] 331 printed pages of text. Small tear to the top front gutter and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary of the English Language Upon Original Plans, Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, in the Light of the Most Recent Advances in Knowledge, in the Readiest form for Popular Use, The Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, and Etymology of all the Words, and the Meaning of Idiomatic Phrases, in the Speech and Literature of the English Speaking Peoples, Together with Proper Names of all Kinds, the Whole Arranged in One Alphabetical Order also A Standard History of the World Volume One A to L | Volume Two M to Z and Appendix (Two Volumes Complete).

Isaac Kaufmann Funk | Adam Willis Wagnalls [Calvin Thomas and Frank H. Vizeltelly, Editors and More than 380 Specialists and Other Scholars]

(Book #ID 97523)

Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company London and New York 1913. 1913.

Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original half black leather, gilt title lettering and designs to the spines, black cloth sides. 4to 12½'' x 10''. Isaac Kaufmann Funk founded the business in 1875 as I. K. Funk & Company. In 1877, Adam Willis Wagnalls, one of Funk's classmates at Wittenberg College joined the firm as a partner and the name of the firm was changed to Funk & Wagnalls Company. Contains Volume I, (xxxvii)-i, 1480; Volume II, (1)-1481-2916, (iv), with monochrome and full-page colour plates and illustrations throughout. Original 'How to find a word slip' bound in, with alphabetical thumb-nail. Volume I has been re-sewn preserving the original boards and now showing new silk head-bands, new end papers, pages 5-32 have losses to the bottom edges of the pages which have repaired and laid-down on new paper thus preserving the stability of the text block, volume II (leaf 1723-1724) been treated with the same process. Scarce. Heavy volumes 10 kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Romance of Language

Chaplin, Alethea

(Book #ID 37799)

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 3 Adam Street, Adelphi, London First Edition 1920. London 1920.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, black lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo 8'' x 5¼'' 239 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine sun bleached, name to the free front end paper, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Revision; An Author's Guide

Legat, Michael

(Book #ID 40220)

Published by Robert Hale Ltd., 18 Bedford Square, London 1998. London 1998.

Publisher's original laminated card wrap covers. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 159 pages. ISBN 0709060793. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, unused new book. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Three Midshipmen ou Les Aventures Passionnantes de Trois Jeunes Anglais

Kingston, W. H. G. [Illustrations de Marie Rose Herzog]

(Book #ID 63011)

Published by Edition Du Mentor D'Anglais, 6 Avenue Odette, Nogent-Sur-Marne, France 1946. France 1946.

Publisher's original old rose overlapping stiff thick card covers, navy blue title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel. Quarto. 10'' x 7''. Contains 197 printed pages of English text with English-French Dictionary below the text showing 1-2731 explanations of words and expressions used throughout the story. Wear to the lower spine end and corners, cheap paper browning. Very Good condition book, no dust wrapper, as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Lingua Franca Of The Corporate Banker | An Exploration and Explanation of the Idiomsyncrasies of Business [Signed]

Streets, Julia

(Book #ID 97970)

Published by Searching Finance Ltd., London First Edition 2012. 2012.

First edition in publisher's original stiff card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 137 printed pages of text. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page 'Lovely Lynne, Thank you for your support. I hope you like the finished product! Love Julia Streets'. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781907720581

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            An Introduction to Old English

Brook, G. L.

(Book #ID 45371)

Published by Manchester University Press, 316-324 Oxford Road, Manchester Reprinted Edition 1966. 1966.

Hard back binding in publisher's original pea green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xi] 138 printed pages of text. Without any ownership markings. Near Fine condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with insignificant marks to the covers, not price clipped 10s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Words Your Children Use

Edwards, R. P. A. and Vivian Gibbon

(Book #ID 44105)

Published by Burke Publishing Company Ltd., 14 John Street, London First Edition 1964. London 1964.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red paper covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains xiv, 109 printed pages of text. Name to the front paste down. Near Fine condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with shallow rubs to the spine tips and corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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