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1 Basic English for Czecho-Slovak Students
Adapted By D. M. Turner from C. K. Ogden Evans Brothers Limited London 1941 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red boards; a couple of marks to the rear board. Forwards lean to the spine. Partially removed bookplate on the front pastedown. Some light foxing to the endpapers. 203pp. 048843 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
16 Varieties of English: An Introduction to the Study of Language
Freeborn, Dennis ; Langford, David ; French, Peter Macmillan Education 1986 0333379977 / 9780333379974 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand paperback in very good condition. Lightly used. Previous owner's name written neatly just inside the front cover. No spine creases. Pages clean. pp. xiii, 222. 104136 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
2 Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies
Baker, Mona (edited by) Routledge 2009 0415255171 / 9780415255172 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. 2009 reprint of the 2001 soft back edition. Clean, tight and unmarked; near fine condition. pp. xviii, 654. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 307971 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
17 English Studies: Reading, Speaking, Writing (Transition Book)
Glover, W. J. Cassell & Company Limited London Soft Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Stapled booklet. Some foxing to the covers and more lightly to the pages. No names or inscriptions. Illustrated with some black and white illustrations and some colour plates. A short tear in the side of the front cover. 96pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 031762 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
3 Thought and Language
Ballard, Philip Boswood University of London Press Ltd London 1934 First Edition Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original light brown cloth boards. Rubbed at top and bottom of spine with one short tear in the cloth at the top of spine. Light scattered foxing inside. A very faded inscription on the front endpaper. 304pp. 003020 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
18 In Plain English (A Handbook for Those in the Business World)
Henderson, B. L. K. James Blackwood & Co. Ltd. London 1950 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original blue boards. Some light marks to the boards. Scattered foxing to pages and page edges, quite heavy to the first and last few pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 112pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 028894 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
4 Elements of Semiology (Cape Editions 4)
Barthes, Roland ; translated from the French by Annette Lavers and Colin Smith Jonathan Cape 1967 Soft cover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim paperback with dust jacket. The dust jacket is tanned at the spine, with a short tear in the middle of the spine. The binding is firm and tight. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 112. 106114 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
19 Stains and How to Remove Them, With Lots of Other Things as Well
Holm, Sven; Translated By Inger O'Hanlon Andre Deutsch London 1959 Hardback Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Green cloth boards are faded at the edges; the pages are tanned. The dust jacket is significantly worn with chips, tears and creases, plus some marks and general discolouration to the back cover. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose clear film protective sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear. 95pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 050802 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
5 Writing Routes: A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing
Bolton, Gillie ; Field, Victoria ; Thompson, Kate (editors) ; foreword by Gwyneth Lewis Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011 1849051070 / 9781849051071 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. In excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. pp. 238. 307953 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 A Word in Time
Howard, Philip ; with illustrations by Ged Sinclair-Stevenson London 1990 185619017x / 9781856190176 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original black boards. A slight fowards lean to the spine. Spine ends bruised. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. No names, inscriptions or other marks to pages. A good solid copy. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xii, 273. 104281 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
6 Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities
Bolton, Gillie ; Field, Victoria ; Thompson, Kate ; with a foreword by Blake Morrison Jessica Kingsley Publishers London and Philadelphia 2006 1843104687 / 9781843104681 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In very good, clean, condition. Appears little used / lightly read. Binding tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 255. 308230 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
21 The Teaching of English
Issued by The Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools Cambridge University Press 1952 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. No names or inscriptions. A few pencil marks in the text. Dust jacket rubbed and chipped at the edges, with minor loss. pp. xvi, 186. 304879 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
7 The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language, 500 AD to 2000
Bragg, Melvyn Hodder and Stoughton London 2003 0340829915 / 9780340829912 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Not a first printing. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean, near fine condition. Binding firm and square. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xii, 354. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 305461 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
22 The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language, 1747 [A Scolar Press Facsimile]
Johnson, Samuel The Scolar Press Limited 1970 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some darkening / discolouration to the cover edges and spine. Previous owner's name and date written on the f.e.p. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. 34pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103402 
Price: 28.00 GBP

 
 
8 Having The Last Word
Brown, Ivor Jonathan Cape London 1950 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publisher's original green cloth. A small pale mark on the front board. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. Some pencil ticks in the margins and some notes in pencil on the rear endpaper. Some light foxing to endpapers. 132pp. 104130 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
23 Language The Unknown: An Initiation Into Linguistics
Kristeva, Julia ; translated by Anne M. Menke Columbia University Press New York 1989 0231061064 / 9780231061063 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Otherwise VG and clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103417 
Price: 17.50 GBP

 
 
9 I Break My Word
Brown, Ivor Jonathan Cape London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. Some very light foxing to endpapers and occasional spot to a few pages. Otherwise nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges; not price clipped. 127pp. 104132 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
24 Laughter and Applause: Anecdotes for Speakers
Laing, Allan M. George Allen & Unwin Ltd London 1957 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
3rd impression. Original red boards. Pale blue dust jacket with red titles. The dust jacket is faded at the spine. A few foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Pages nice and clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. Dust jacket not price clipped. 192pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 304929 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
10 No Idle Words
Brown, Ivor Jonathan Cape London 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. Boards clean. A few pencil line marks and ticks in the margins. Previous owner's signature and date on the front endpaper. Some light foxing to the endpapers and to the outer closed textblock edges. 128pp. 104131 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
25 The American Language: Supplement One. An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States
Mencken, H. L. Alfred A. Knopf New York 1966 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. 10th printing, December 1966; first published in 1945. Original black boards - in very good, clean condition; just very slightly bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Deckled page foredges. Top edge tinted black. The dust jacket is rubbed and worn at the edges, with some short tears, creasing and small chips. Front flap price clipped. pp. xv, 739, xxxv, [2]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 105955 
Price: 16.50 GBP

 
 
11 The English Language
Burchfield, Robert ; with an introduction by Robert McCrum and an afterword by John Simpson The Folio Society London 2007 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd printing. An excellent fine condition copy in a fine slipcase. Appears unread / barely opened. Printed on Abbey Wove paper and bound in quarter red buckram cloth with printed paper sides. pp. xxiii, 230. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 102717 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
26 English Exercises, adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing; - Instances of False Orthography; Violations of the Rules of Syntax; - Defects in Punctuation; and Violations of the Rules respecting perspicuous and accurate Writing. Designed for the Benefit of Private Learners, as well as for the use of Schools.
Murray, Lindley Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green | Harvey and Darton | Wilson and Sons London and York 1825 Leather Bound Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
33rd edition.Simple plain calf binding. Some rubs and marks but the binding is firm and joint good. Chipped at the head of spine, with loss of headband. Previous owner's name and date on the f.e.p and another below, crossed out - both nineteenth century. Some creasing to p.31/32. Light foxing. A number of marks in the text in the Orthography exercises section; some pen, some pencil, plus a few ink blobs. 228pp. 17.5cm. 103979 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
12 Library Assistance to Readers
Collison, Robert L. Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd 1965 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
pp. vii, 139. 5th edition, revised and enlarged. Book in excellent clean near fine condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges; now supplied in a loose protective clear film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 302253 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
27 A Dictionary of Correct English
Pink, M. Alderton Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. London 1953 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original light brown cloth boards. Previous owner's name and old outline tape marks to front endpaper. Pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn and has scuffs / rubs to the rear cover. 204pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 034738 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
13 Planet Word: The story of language from the earliest grunts to Twitter and beyond
Davidson, J. P. ; with a foreword by Stephen Fry Michael Joseph | Penguin Books 2011 0718157745 / 9780718157746 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Book and dust jacket in excellent, near fine condition. Unmarked. Dust jacket not clipped [25.00 GBP]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 445pp. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. Discount available for collection from our shop premises - please enquire. 103110 
Price: 19.50 GBP

 
28 Brush Up Your Own Language
Pocock, Guy ; drawings by Phyllis R. Ward J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd London 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1st ed. Original cloth; some light marks. Contents VG. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other writing. pp. vii, 127. 301942 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
14 Second Finding: A Poetics of Translation
Folkart, Barbara University of Ottawa Press Canada 2007 077660628X / 9780776606286 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No names or inscriptions. Appears unused. pp. xxiii, 562. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 307963 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
29 Free Writing [University of Bristol Institute of Education Publication Number 10]
Pym, Dora ; with a chapter by Lorna V. Southwell University of London Press Ltd Warwick Square, London 1956 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Used paperback in flimsy paper covers, typical of a periodical of this time. Some light creasing to the covers, spine discoloured. Flattened crease to the half-title page and title page. Previous owner's signature on the half-title page. 148pp. 104135 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
15 The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Forsyth, Mark Icon Books 2011 1848313071 / 9781848313071 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Excellent, very near fine condition. Slightly darker rectangle on the back cover where the barcode label has been removed. Clean and tight condition. Appears barely read / unread. pp. xviii, 252. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103103 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
30 Teaching Poetry: Poetry in Class Five to Fifteen
Reeves, James Heinemann London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original grey boards. Grey dust jacket with red and black titles. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. Pages clean. The dust jacket is darkened / discoloured at the edges and spine, with minor rubs. Not price clipped. pp. xi, 108. 304940 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
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