Hardcover. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Reprint, 1907, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 161 pages. Hardcover. Maroon cloth covers with gilt titles. Gilt top edge. Light pencil markings to a few pages. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, Isaiah Thomas and Company, 1st Edition, 1789, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 416 pages. Hardcover. Full-calf leather bound with gilt rule edging on the spine (faded--see image), red leather label ruled in gilt (gold), title on spine also in gilt. No pages missing. Previous owner's dated signature on front flyleaf, title page and facing page. Front and rear hinges tender. Signature (pp. 53-66) is coming away from spine at bottom, still attached. Hinge split at gutter after front fly leaf which is slightly detached, as well. Small wear hole on page before title page. Wear to cover boards about the edges and at spine. Small bit of leather missing at bottom of spine (see image). Front cover board has a slight warp (see image). Some foxing and tanning from age throughout including edges. This old volume is a treasure written by the Father of the English Dictionary, with a dedication to Benjamin Franklin, a contributor.
Hardcover. Hartfort CT, privately printed, 1st, 1881, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 11 page introduction plus 93 pages, green cloth with black rules, lettering. One of only 250 copies. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise very good.
Softcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 1,025 pages. From English, French, Spanish and Russian to Pashto, Tagalog, and Swahili, this is the first comprehensive reference work to provide detailed information about the world's forty major languages. Written by acknowledged specialists in the field, the volume begins with a general introduction to language and language families, followed by language-family sections that provide an informative essay about that language, and individual chapters that discuss the history, distribution, syntax, grammar and punctuation, writing and spelling systems, standards of usage, and other important aspects of each language. Clean copy.