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English Language, Creative Writing & Reference

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English Language, Creative Writing & Reference

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1 Titles and Forms of Address : A Guide to Their Correct Use [Ninth Edition]
Adam & Charles Black [Publisher] Adam & Charles Black 1955 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red cloth boards. Silver dust jacket. Both in VG clean condition. Short tear to the bottom edge of the DJ. Some light foxing. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 164pp. 19cm. Authoritative guide to addressing titled people, whether formally, socially, in person or by post. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 300862 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
16 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104281 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
2 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 048843 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
17 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 304879 
Price: 7.50 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 003020 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
18 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

 
 
4 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305461 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
19 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

 
 
5 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104130 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
20 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 304929 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
6 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104132 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
21 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103979 
Price: 23.00 GBP

 
 
7 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104131 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
22 Criticism in Practice
Peel, Marie (edited by) Chatto & Windus London 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The general aim of this book is to encourage readers to look critically at the written word wherever it meets the eye, and to make them feel as part of their own experience what the finest uses of English can offer. Clean and unmarked throughout. DJ not price clipped, lightly rubbed at edges, slightly faded at spine, with a short tear to the top edge. 189pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 011963 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
8 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

 
23 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

 
 
9 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). Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 302253 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
24 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 301942 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
10 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

 
25 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104135 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
11 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

 
26 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 304940 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
12 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104136 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
27 Word Games (Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Saint, B. D. Robert Gibson and Sons Glasgow 1967 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Six slim booklets with card covers and stapled bindings. Unpaginated. Each booklet c. 16 pages. They are all clean and unmarked inside. Book 1 has a few small red paint marks to the back cover. Each booklet is faded at the spine. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Books 1-3 are Starting Letters, Book 4 Beginnings, Book 5 Middles, Book 6 Endings. From the back cover: These books are designed to be used by the children as individual work book, and later as word books for their Creative Writing activities. A word of advice - a couple of the booklets have words not suitable for today, such as golliwog. Like most of our stock, we have this set at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306279 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
13 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

 
28 English For Pleasure
Stong, L. A. G. ; with an introduction by Mary Somerville Methuen and Co Ltd London 1942 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second edition (1st published 1941). Original green boards; some discolouration to the board's edges and some foxing to the spine. Heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock edges but the pages are otherwise clean and binding firm. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has stains to the spine, plus minor rubs and small chips to the edges. pp. xii, 178. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104134 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
14 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

 
29 English in Practice: Secondary English Departments at Work
Summerfield, Geoffrey ; Tunnicliffe, Stephen (edited by) Cambridge University Press Cambridge 1971 0521098610 / 9780521098618 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Second hand paperback in very good, clean condition. Binding tight. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. vii, 222. English in Practice consists of six statements by heads of English departments in different types of secondary schools, in which they describe the aims that they set themselves, the methods used in teaching and in running their departments, and the problems encountered in their work as teachers of English. 011929 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
15 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

 
30 My Second Book of Word Families
Taverner, Nixie Philograph Publications Limited London 1971 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
6th impression. Stapled booklet format. Class 2 is written just inside the front cover. Otherwise a nice, clean and tight copy. No names, inscriptions or other writing to the pages. The book has been designed as a systematic means of presenting sound combinations within an everyday textual framework. The author believes that many teachers will find the method of classifying words by family groups of great practical value in planning and extending their own schemes. Slim. Unpaginated. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305228 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
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