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Paris and London: The Berlitz School, 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and edges of boards. Illustrated with some illustrations in full color. Occasional smudge marks to interior but clean overall. A few previous owner markings to endpapers. In addition to lessons, it includes readings, basic vocabulary, and six songs in French with musical scores. 112 pages. CHILD/062520. Very Good.
Hertford: Stephen Austin, No date, circa late 19th century. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT COVER. Very good in beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Small closed tear to back wrap. Minor browning and wear to edges. From the Author written on front wrapper in upper right-hand corner. Sporatic foxing throughout. Text is bright. 36 pages. Linguistics. LIN111101. Very Good.
New York and Tokyo: John Weatherhill Inc, 1972. STATED FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Very clean interior with tight binding. Signed by previous owner on ffep. Cock to spine. Grey dj with red spine panel and black title to spine. Very minor wear to edges of dj. A useful reference for any student of Japanese. Preface and notes are in English; Index with characters and translation are in Japanese. 359 pp. JAP/071705. Near Fine in Near Fine dj.
Calcutta: G.H. Huttmann, Military Orphan Press, 1836. Hardcover. First edition. Sir William Henry "Thuggee" Sleeman (1788 - 1856) sailed to India to work for the East India Company early in life. He fought in the Gorkha War, remained in India, and joined a British campaign to investigate and prosecute "the Thugs" in Central India. "The Thugs" were a group of people notorious for befriending travelers, then robbing and murdering them. Sleeman spent most of his military career studying and apprehending thugs. This book collects correspondence between Sleeman and various informants, depositions, accounts of crimes committed and arrests, observations about the Thugs, lists of Thug families, and a list of Thug vocabulary with definitions. Bound in blue cloth covered boards. Professionally rebacked using the original spine and boards. Spine has faded to tan and boards are dark blue. Original paper title label to spine. Some soiling and rubbing to spine and boards. Wear and fraying to corners and edges of boards. Light dampstain to top and bottom margins of some pages. Sporadic foxing and occasional pencil markings. Includes three fold-out genealogies, some with short closed tears. 270 pages plus 514 pages of appendices. IND/070722. Very Good.
Paris: Baudry, Librairie Europeenne, 1852. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in full tree-calf binding with gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to edges and spine ends. Front board is loose though binding remains tight. Marbled end pages and foreedge. Minor foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. 724 pages. Reference/french language. FRELANG1/2042. Very Good.
New York: Jason Aronson, 1973. Hardcover. Volume I: Understanding the Symbolic Meaning of Language and Vol 2: Understanding the Unconcious Meaning of Language. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Clean, tight interiors. Orange and green dust jackets with white titles to spines. Vol I, 498 pages; Vol II, 437 pages. REF/050206. Very Good in Very Good dj.
Oxford University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Folio. Nineteenth printing. Volumes I and II are housed in a slipcase with a small drawer containing a box and magnifying glass. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Title on Volume II is slightly faded. Pristine interiors with tight bindings. Wear and rubbing to slipcases. Original plastic pull tabs are still present and functional (they allow you to easily pull the books from the slipcase). The magnifying glass is present and in fine condition Overall, a nice set. 4116 pages in the 2 volumes. This is a heavy set and will require extra shipping. REF/050422. Fine in very good slipcase.