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AN A.B.C. OF ENGLISH USAGE, Treble, H A. & G. H. Vallins.
1 AN A.B.C. OF ENGLISH USAGE Treble, H A. & G. H. Vallins.
Oxford 1937 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo; Minor toning to end papers. ; 0 13882 
Price: 23.45 USD
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COMMON WORDS COMMONLY MISSPELLED, Payne, Bruce R
2 COMMON WORDS COMMONLY MISSPELLED Payne, Bruce R
Atlanta, GA B F Johnson Pub Co 1910 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Terxtbook; Reference; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Sound copy in decorated cloth covers. However there are penciled markings through out. ; 0 9168 
Price: 13.11 USD
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COMPOSITION, RHETORIC, LITERATURE. A FOUR YEARS' COURSE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, Shackford, Martha Hale & Margaret Judson
3 COMPOSITION, RHETORIC, LITERATURE. A FOUR YEARS' COURSE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS Shackford, Martha Hale & Margaret Judson
Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. , 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Board of Education label clumsily scraped off inside of front cover. Name penciled on external edge of textblock -- else clean. Published 1915 copyright 1908; 0 21270 
Price: 13.11 USD
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DOCTOR SYNTAX IN PARIS OR A TOUR IN SEARCH OF THE "GROTESQUE". A HUMOROUS & SATIRICAL POEM. [G], Combe, William.
4 DOCTOR SYNTAX IN PARIS OR A TOUR IN SEARCH OF THE "GROTESQUE". A HUMOROUS & SATIRICAL POEM. [G] Combe, William.
London W. Wright 1820 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rowlandson, Thomas 
Satire; HUMOR; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; DOCTOR SYNTAX IN PARIS OR A TOUR IN SEARCH OF THE "GROTESQUE". A HUMOROUS & SATIRICAL POEM. Late 19th-Century tan calf & cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt- probaly orignal spine laid down. Joints & edges often rubbed. With color pictorial title + 17 color plates; light to moderate offsetting, scattered light foxing but heavier on the end matter. Graphic of title page and frontis available. ; 0 28717 
Price: 413.55 USD
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EVOLUTION OF EXPRESSION.  (Vols 1,2,3 of Four Published., Various
5 EVOLUTION OF EXPRESSION. (Vols 1,2,3 of Four Published. Various
Boston Emerson College of Oratory 1904 Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Brown cloth; 0 16386 
Price: 20.63 USD
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FAULTY DICTION, A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES DETERMINING CORRECTNESS IN ENGLISH SPEECH AND WRITING, WITH THEIR APPLICATION TO SOME OF THE MOOTED QUESTIONS REGARDING USAGE, May not be noted.
6 FAULTY DICTION, A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES DETERMINING CORRECTNESS IN ENGLISH SPEECH AND WRITING, WITH THEIR APPLICATION TO SOME OF THE MOOTED QUESTIONS REGARDING USAGE May not be noted.
Funk & Wagnall 1915 Presumed 1st Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 24mo; 0 12138 
Price: 13.11 USD
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LANGUAGE IN ACTION, Hayakawa, , S. I.
7 LANGUAGE IN ACTION Hayakawa, , S. I.
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; HAYAKAWA, S. I. Language in Thought and Action Harcourt Brace & World. Very Good Condition. ; 0 4911 
Price: 13.11 USD
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PROGRESS IN SPELLING GRADES ONE TO FOUR, Horn, Ernest with Ernest J Ashbaugh
8 PROGRESS IN SPELLING GRADES ONE TO FOUR Horn, Ernest with Ernest J Ashbaugh
J B Lippincott 1941 Good with no dust jacket 
Text Book; Spelling; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 0 12916 
Price: 13.11 USD
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READING OBJECTIVES: A GUIDE BOOK IN THE TEACHING OF READING, Anderson, Charles J. and Davidson, Isobel
9 READING OBJECTIVES: A GUIDE BOOK IN THE TEACHING OF READING Anderson, Charles J. and Davidson, Isobel
Laurel Book Company, 1925. Hardcover Good 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; . 1000 12mo. Presumed 1st. Binding is Hardcover. ; 0 11607 
Price: 13.11 USD
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ROGET'S THESAURUS OF ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES New Edition Revised and Enblarged by Samuel Romilly Roget, Roget, Peter Mark
10 ROGET'S THESAURUS OF ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES New Edition Revised and Enblarged by Samuel Romilly Roget Roget, Peter Mark
May not be noted. First Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Roget, Peter Mark Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases New York: David McKay. Hardback New Edition revised and enlarged by Samuel Romilly Roget. Xxix, 705pp presumed first thus. ; 0 6787 
Price: 13.11 USD
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11 SPEECH METHODS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rasmussen, Carrie
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Hollinger, Deanne 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Rasmussen, Carrie, Illustrated by Hollinger, Deanne Speech Methods in the Elementary School New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1949. Hard Cover. Some pages underlined or annotated. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 340 pages ; 0 6903 
Price: 13.11 USD
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STANDARD ENGLISH GRAMMAR, Fewsmith, William
12 STANDARD ENGLISH GRAMMAR Fewsmith, William
Philadelphia Sower Company 1905 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Penciled notes on fep. Soiled cover. ; 0 12574 
Price: 13.11 USD
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TEACHERS' OUTLINES FOR STUDIES IN ENGLISH BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE, Blakely, Gilbert Sykes
13 TEACHERS' OUTLINES FOR STUDIES IN ENGLISH BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE Blakely, Gilbert Sykes
American Book Company 1908 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 0 16367 
Price: 13.11 USD
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14 THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE FOURTH EDITION-CORRECTED, ENLARGED AND REWRITTEN Mencken, , H L
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Mencken, H. L. The American Language with Supplement One and Supplement Two: Three Volumes. Alfred A. Knopf, 1962. Fourth edition, corrected, enlarged and rewritten-later printings of all three volumes. 13th printing. ; 11 4146 
Price: 74.78 USD
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THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE. Supplement I and II, Mencken, Henry Louis
15 THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE. Supplement I and II Mencken, Henry Louis
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
American Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; MENCKEN, H. L. The American Language: Suplement I and II. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1945, 1948. First editions for supplement II and second printing for supplement I, Thick 8vo. Original black cloth stamped in gilt and blind. ; 0 6290 
Price: 28.01 USD
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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, May not be noted.
16 THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE May not be noted.
London Williams and Norgate Ltd. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 13750 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE PEIRCE SPELLERS, Peirce, Walter Merton
17 THE PEIRCE SPELLERS Peirce, Walter Merton
Boston Ginn & Company 1912 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Text Book; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo; 0 12056 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE TOUR[S] OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF [1] THE PICTURESQUE; [2] CONSOLATION; [3] A WIFE [CT IN 3 VOLS] [G], Combe, William.
18 THE TOUR[S] OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF [1] THE PICTURESQUE; [2] CONSOLATION; [3] A WIFE [CT IN 3 VOLS] [G] Combe, William.
London Nattali & Bond 1860 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rowlandson, Thomas 
Art; HUMOR; Color Illustrations; tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 271; 276, 279 pages; The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax in Search of [1] The Picturesque; [2] Consolation; [3] a Wife. [ca. 1860]. 3 vols. Contemp. 1/2 green calf leather & marbled bds. & edges, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. With 80 color plates (incl. 2 color pictorial titles). Internally clean. Interwoven initials on engraved illustrated book plate by W F Hopton, NH, contemporary. Couple adt'l graphics of plates available. ; 0 28716 
Price: 563.95 USD
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THE TREASURE OF OUR TONGUE, Barnett, Lincoln
19 THE TREASURE OF OUR TONGUE Barnett, Lincoln
NY Knopf 1954 First Edition; First Printing Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; Laid in bulletin of Hudson Book Club. DJ sunned. ; 0 11371 
Price: 13.11 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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