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Collins Compact English Dictionary. (New Edition in Colour).


Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: HarperCollins, 1994.,

New ed. Comprehensive dictionary, with over 68,000 references. Pp. 10/1044/2 (ads.) Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w. VG/G+. View more info

The Story of Language.

By: BARBER, C. L.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London: Pan Books, 1967.,

"Record of the development of human speech and in particular of the English language." Pp, 286,5 sketch maps and other illustrations, page edges slightly toned. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Linguistic Change in Present-Day English.

By: BARBER, Charles.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1964. 0,

1st ed. "The aim of the book is to give an account of the changes which have taken place in the English language in England in the past few decades. The idea behind this is that the living language is the right place to begin all language study, and that this applies to historical linguistics as much as to descriptive linguistics." Pp.10/154, owners name to fep. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The English Language. (Volume 10 of The Penguin History of Literature).

By: BOLTON, W.F. and CRYSTAL, David. (Editors).:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Penguin, 1993.,

"A first section considers present-day English, its sounds, grammar, vocabulary and stylistic varieties. A second section describes the growth of the language over the centuries and concludes with chapters on the social context of English language studies and the role of English in the modern world." Pp.10/362. Pbk. VG. View more info

A Guide to English Composition.

By: BREWER, Rev. Dr.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1883.,

New edition. "the Publishers sincerely hope that this 'Guide' may be the means of supplying a lack which has been long felt by intelligent teachers, and of raising English composition in schools from the puerile repetition of a hackneyed fable, or the random 'common places' of a moral essay, into an art which has for its object the analysis, illustration, development, and expression, of solid thought." Pp.xvi/426/16(Lists of school books), inscribed to "C.H.... View more info

Eureka! A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Elements in English Words.

By: BYRNE, Mary.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1987. 0715388312,

"Over 1,000 of the most common word elements are described - and you don't have to be an expert in Latin or Greek to make many amazing discoveries about familiar words." Pp.224. Grey cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed. VG/G+. View more info

Fundamentals of Effective Speech Communication.

By: CAPPS, Randall, O'CONNOR, J. Regis.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, USA: Winthrop Publishers, 1978.,

1st ed. "Solid coverage of the basics of effective communication is provided... Primary emphasis is on public speaking, but attention is given to interpersonal communication as well. The book's ten chapters were written by members of the Speech Department of Western Kentucky University..." Pp.9/261 with b/w illustrations throughout. P/b. G+. View more info

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar.

By: CHALKER, Sylvia & WEINER, Edmund.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: BCA, 2002.,

Rep. ".....offers the interested general reader, the language professional, and the student alike, strightforward and immediate access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings: it is both an A-Z reference and guide to the subject." Pp.448. Blue cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. (2nd edition revised by Sir Ernest Gowers and completely reset).


Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: Guild Publishing, 1989.,

5th rep. "... It brims with useful information, and is astonishingly cheap." Pp. 20/725. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w has small closed tear to top of spine. VG/G+. View more info

Black Country Stories. (Revised.) Introduction by Billy Russell.

By: GOUGH, T.H./PARSONS, Harold (editor).:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Tipton: Black Country Society , 1969.,

2nd imp. Collection of stories. Pp. 128, photograph to Introduction. P/b. G+. View more info

The Complete Plain Words.

By: GOWERS, Sir. Ernest.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1962.,

"Apart from two chapters on grammar and punctuation, this guide os concerned with the choice and arrangement of words in such a way as to get an idea as exactly as possible out of one mind into another." Pp, 272, page edges slightly toned. P/b. G. View more info

Our Living Language: A Guide to English Grammar.


Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1957.,

Rep. "The ideal behind this little book is the Humanist ideal, so admirably set forth in the Report entitled 'The Teaching of English in England.' " Pp. 323. Decorated boards with blue spine. VG. View more info

A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, written with a view to rescue from oblivion the fast fading relics of by-gone days. By William Holloway .

By: HOLLOWAY, William .

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Lewes, Sussex: Sussex Press, Printed and Published by Baxter and Son, 1839 . 0,

First Edition. A very good early half leather binding. 8vo. pp.24/pp.194/[2pp. - Subscribers' List] . 8.75" x 5.75" x 0.75" . Maroon calf covered spine and corners, over marbled boards. Boards scuffed and edges rubbed. Smooth spine with gilt title. Endpapers lightly toned. Library label to the verso of the front board: 'Quatuor Coronati Lodge London No. 2076.' Light foxing to title, first few leaves, index and subscriber's list. Otherwise clean text throughou... View more info

Dictionary of Grammar.

By: JARVIE, Gordon.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London: Bloomsbury. 1993.,

1st ed. "An easy-to-use guide to the complexities of the English language - from adjective to simile, the complete guide to perfect grammar". Pp 216. P/b, small scuff to front cover. G+. View more info

Handbook of the History of the English Language. For the Use of Teacher and Student.


Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1878.,

4th edition, enlarged and revised. "To the present edition have been added two appendices. The first contains twelve versions, synoptically arranged, of the Lord's Prayer, at different periods, from the earliest times till the sixteenth century...The second consists of a digest or summary of all existing Saxon and Englsih remains down to the beginning of the fourteenth century. It includes an account of the extant MSS, their probable date, dialect in which written, w... View more info