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MACKAY, CHARLES.
Lost Beauties of the English Language.
London: Bibliophile Books, 1987. 0900123400. "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.
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Book number: 37871
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 17.73 | JP„ 1943]
Catalogue: English Language
Keywords: Charles Mackay Lost Beauties English Language Old English Archaic Roots Words 38711 English Language

 
MANSER, MARTIN.
Dictionary of Eponyms.
London: Guild Publishing,1990. 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.
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Book number: 3594
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Keywords: Manser Eponyms Names Dictionary Cantale English Language Words Reference 15504 English Language

 
MAYOR, JOSEPH B.
Chapters on English Metre. (Second edition Revised and Enlarged).
Cambridge:University Press,1901. 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+.
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Book number: 10947
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 US$ 20.27 | JP„ 2221]
Catalogue: English Language
Keywords: Mayor Chapters English Metre Guest Apriorism Scansion Intuitivism Aposteriori Metrical Bridges Skeat Shelly Tennyson Hymn Surrey Marlowe Shakespeare Browning Hexametre Language A4023 English Language

 
MOON, A.R.
Office English.
London: Ginn and Company Ltd, 1965. 0. "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+.
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Book number: 38271
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19 | JP„ 2082]
Catalogue: English Language
Keywords: Moon Office English Comprehension Office Practice Filing Invoices Spelling Letter Writing Interviews Words Meaning Correspondence Vocabulary Accurate Speech Tact Courtesy Receptionist Business 39219 English Language

 
OGDEN, CHARLES KAY.
Brighter Basic. Examples of Basic English for Young Persons of Taste and Feeling.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.Ltd, 1935. 2nd printing. Psyche Miniatures series. BASIC is an anacronym of British, American, Scientific, International, Commercial) English. 15.5cms x 10cms. Pp.118/2(publisher's catalogue), folding chart frontispiece,owner's name to front free endpaper, minor spotting to endpapers. Green cloth spine over paper covered boards, original paper label to spine, front board a little soiled. Scarce. G+.** "Charles Kay Ogden, (1889-1957), British writer and linguist who originated Basic English, a simplified system of the English language language intended as a uniform, standardized means of international communication,,General interest in Basic English did not develop until after 1943, however, when Winston Churchill, with the support of Franklin D. Roosevelt, appointed a committee to study the extension of its use. Ogden’s efforts resulted in conceptions of language learning that are still productive."(Enc.Britannica).
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Book number: 45925
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Keywords: Charles Kay Ogden Brighter Basic English British American Scientific International Commercial Basic Language Semantics 47474 English Language

 
ROSS, ALAN S.C.
Etymology with Especial Reference to English.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1958. 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 minor edge wear. G+/G+.
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Book number: 41423
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.67 | JP„ 3470]
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Keywords: Ross Etymology English Language Linguistics Words Language Development Indo European Germanic 42564 English Language

 
SCHUR, NORMAN.
British Self-Taught: with Comments in American. (Illustrated by Graham).
London: Johnston & Bacon, 1974. 1st ed. A transatlantic dictionary for readers, writers, travellers and businessmen who often find themselves confounded by English as the English use it. Pp. 20/220, 21 b/w illustns. Illustrated laminated boards, rubbing to spine. G+.
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Book number: 13944
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Keywords: Schur Graham British Self Taught Comments American Dictionary A7869 English Language

 
STRANG, BARBARA M.H.
Modern English Structure.
London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd, 1964. Rep. "..deserves to be prescribed for honours' students of the English language in countries where English is a second or foreign language." Pp. 10/20, 15 Spectograms, inscrip. to fep. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w price-clipped and has small losses to top of spine. G+/G+.
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Book number: 15877
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.13 | JP„ 1111]
Catalogue: English Language
Keywords: Strang Modern English Structure Language A10382 English Language

 
TRASK, R.L.
Mind The Gaffe. The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English.
London: Penguin, 2001. "In this authoritative and very readable guide, Professor Larry Trask gives forthright advice on how to write simply and effectively and to avoid blunders and howlers which might otherwise leave your reader either bemused or rolling on the floor with laughter." Pp.10/302. Pbk. VG.
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Book number: 30859
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.6 | JP„ 833]
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Keywords: Trask Mind Gaffe Penguin Guide Common Errors English Language Grammar 30253 English Language

 
WOOD, FREDERICK T.
English Verbal Idioms.
London: Macmillan & Co, 1965. "Primarily for foreign students of English..A guide to ordinary written and spoken English." Pp, 325. P/b. G+.
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Book number: 11701
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Keywords: Wood English Language Verbal Idioms Students A4815 English Language

 
WYNNE-PARKER, MICHAEL.
Bridge Over Troubled Water. An Insight into the English-Speaking Union and its Influence in South Asia.(Signed).
London: Kingston Books, 1989. 0951493701. 1st edition. Tells four stories. "First there is the story of Michael Wynne-Parker - preoccupied by the good things in life in his youth, but now a successful businessman and dedicated philanthropist. Then.the story of Sir Evelyn Wrench, who, while still a teenager, was the Postcard King of the world, and who dedicated his mature life to the cause of universal brotherhood. The story of the English-Speaking Union, founded by Sir Evelyn, reveals that it as powerful a force for peace today as when it was founded. Finally, there is the troubled history of Sri Lanka, an ancient civilisation coming to terms with the complexities of independence.." Pp.x/163, signed by the author to title page, 8 pages of black & white photos, indentation to preliminary pages due to strongly made signature. Blue cloth, dustwrapper, sight sunning to spine. VG/VG.
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Book number: 38821
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Keywords: Michael Wynne Parker Signed Bridge over Troubled Water English Speaking Union South Asia Sri Lanka Sir Evelyn Wrench Norfolk East Anglia Nepal Scotland Temple Sacred Tooth Kandy Language 39728 English Language

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