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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1959

Edition: 2nd Edition, 4th Impression

Seller ID: 002064


1003pp with comprehensive index and Greek index. Top edges tinted. Gilt lettering to spine. Early pages rough cut, with a few pages detached from binding. Page edges sunned. Marks left from sellotape inside covers. Former owner's name to front pastedown otherwise good copy. HEAVBY BOOK, please enquire re extra postage View more info

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The Brewers' Almanack 1960

By: N/A

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, The Review Press Ltd: 1960

Edition: 59th Edition

Seller ID: 004434


The official handbook of the Brewers' Society, containing full parliamentary, legal and general information concerning the wholesale and retail liquor trade, statistics and directories of the trade. 888pp plus adverts. Some bumping to spine and corners and light foxing to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested. View more info

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Reference Library, 4/8 Volumes

By: N/A

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Asprey & Co Ltd:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 004995


Four matching small volumes: Encyclopaedia, Gazetteer, English Quotations and Proverbs, & French and Latin Quotations, quarter-bound in red leather with gilt tops and gilt lettering to spines. Undated, circa 1920. Leather rubbed on all four volumes, with some splitting along the backstrips, some age-toning, but text-blocks are relatively clean and all are uninscribed. Standard postage applies. View more info

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The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases - Three Volume Set

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BCA: 1992

Edition: Reprint of 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006277


Vol I Quotations, Vol II Proverbs, Vol III Word Origins. Handsome set quarter bound in red cloth and red faux leather with gilt decoration, contained in slipcase. A lovely set in a very good slipcase with minor surface marking. HEAVY SET - additional postage may be requested. View more info

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

By: N/A

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006302


Abridged version of the "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations", intended for the general reader rather than the literary specialist. 481pp with index. Some creasing to spine and cover, general edgewear and marking to cover and edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Last Mysteries of the World

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association Inc: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006359


The latest research into nature, history, religion and science. 336pp with index, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs, mainly in colour. Black endpapers. Slight bumping to spine and corners, otherwise very goodcopy with no marks or inscriptions. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage may be requested. View more info

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The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters 1986 - 1987

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters: 1987

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 007692


Membership book, listing members and award winners up to the date of publication. 128pp. Minor shelfwear, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1943

Edition: 3rd Impression, Revised

Seller ID: 007934


Handsome version of this iconic reference work, half-bound in brown leather with brown cloth boards, five raised bands to spine, gilt title and top edges gilt. Boards slightly bowed, title page a little askew, and very minor fading to top edges of front board, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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A Dictionary of Universal Biography of All Ages and of All People

By: Albert M Hyamson

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1962

Edition: 2nd Edition (Entirely Rewritten)

Seller ID: 005894


A guide to the biographies of all people who had achieved pre-eminence in all spheres, up to the time of publication. Gilt lettering to spine. Rubbing to cornersand marking to page edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested. View more info

Ready Reference Tables - Volume 1

By: Carl Hering

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 1904

Edition: First Edition, First Thousand

Seller ID: 003699


Scarce first edition of Hering's reference tables for engineers, physicists, etc. 196pp with index. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. All edges gilt. Spine, corner and edges have been strengthened with sellotape. 1" loss to bottom of backstrip. Corner of first page clipped, stain to top edges of last pages, names to first and last pages and book plate inside cover. View more info

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Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English

By: Catherine Soanes and Sara Hawker (Editors)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 006680


1210pp plus appendix re Effective English. Gilt bands and lettering to spine. Lovely marbled endpapers. Slight scraping to lower edges, otherwise very good clean copy with no inscriptions. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage may be requested. View more info

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Shakespeare, The Bible, Milton and Others In Our Daily Conversation

By: Charles A Norrington

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Self Published: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005514


Booklet containing the original typed manuscript of Norrington's research notes for the reference book which was professionally published in 1994 as a guide to words and phrases from literary sources which are still used today. 88pp. Minor fading and creasing to cover, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Loosely enclosed, press cutting of a review of the book, and an original book mark. View more info

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Pears Cyclopaedia 1991-92 - Centenary Edition

By: Christopher Cook (Editor)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Pelham Books / Penguin Books Ltd: 1991

Edition: 100th Edition

Seller ID: 006379


100th Anniversary edition of the popular reference work, illustrated with 36-page colour atlas to centre pages. Minor sunning to edges and minimal bumping to corners, otherwise very good clean copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight rubbing to corners, otherwise very good. View more info

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Hoppus's Measurer - A Series of Tables of Ready Reference for the Timber and Allied Trades

By: Col H W Hill (Compiler)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 003776


Undated edition. Black lettering to front board and spine. 278pp. Minimal spotting to fore-edges, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has some foxing and edgewear, otherwise good. View more info

Concise Oxford Atlas

By: D P Bickmore

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1952

Seller ID: 000714


Colour atlas. 96 pages of colour maps plus large index. Spine bumped at top and bottom, fep missing 2" square at bottom edge. DJ faded and extensively mended with sellotape. View more info

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The Cambridge Factfinder

By: David Crystal (Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 007958


Reference work packed with tables, lists, maps and diagrams covering all areas of human knowledge and fully indexed for easy use. 843pp. Gilt lettering to spine. 1/2" split to base of backstrip and former owner's label to endpaper, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has some edgewear and small tears to corners, otherwise good. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested for 1st Class/Overseas shipping. 2nd Class UK postage is included in the standard postage... View more info

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The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia - Second Edition

By: David Crystal (Editor)

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 008004


Unrivalled sequence of A-Z entries with 1,000 pages of cross-referenced biographical details and information on over 26,000 people. 1179pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Small bump to fore-edge, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor shelfwear, otherwise very good. VERY HEAVY BOOK, weighs over 2kgs. Additional postage will be requested. View more info

The Penguin Encyclopedia

By: David Crystal (Editor)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 2006

Edition: Revised Third Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 008023


Comprehensive modern reference work containing over 28,000 entries with easy to use layout. 1488pp illustrated with hundred of maps and diagrams. Illustrated boards with orange spine. Creasing to edges of two pages, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. VERY HEAVY BOOK over 2kg. Additional postage will be requested. View more info

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The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

By: E Cobham Brewer

Price: £3.50

Publisher: New York, Avenel Books: 1978

Seller ID: 002072


Classic Edition. Reference guide to the meaning of words and expressions in the English language. 1324pp. HEAVY BOOK, please enquire re extra postage. Slight bumping to spine and corners, small nick to binding at top of spine and sunning to page edges. Library stamps to title page and endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

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The Dictionary of National Biography 1961-1970

By: E T Williams and C S Nicholls (Editors)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007284


Biographies of 745 British men and women who died between 1961 and 1970, written by people who knew them, plus index. 1178pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Binding slightly slack, minor marking to edges and ex libris label to pastedown. otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has slight creasing to edges and small hole to spine, otherwise very good. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage required outside UK. View more info