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1 6190A Directory Of American Poets And Fiction Writers, 1999 - 2000 Edition
Poets & Writers NY 1998 0913734616 / 9780913734612 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
450 pages; Fine condition. No Creases. Solid, Clean. An excellent gift! Names and addresses of over 7,400 contemporary poets, fiction writers and performance writers. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 15306Clark, J. M. Collins German Gem Dictionary: German-English; English-German
Collins London 1961 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
752 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Miniature Book (3 1/3 x 4 1/2) . Red vinyl or leatherette boards with gilt lettering. Name inside front board. Light shelf rub to edges. Solid, square spine, clean. Standard dictionary providing translation from German to English and English to German. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 6304Cousin, John W. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
J. M. Dent & Company London 1910 Reprint; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Everyman's Library; Vol. 449; 456 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Very light shelf wear at board edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is lightly rubbed at spine edge and front flap fold. Tee-niny chips at spine tips and corner tips. In protective sleeve. Everyman's Library #449. 1946 reprint. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 10056Glut, Donald F. The Dinosaur Dictionary
Bonanza Books NY 1984 0517455897 / 9780517455890 First Thus; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Zallinger, Rudolph F. 
218 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Remainder dot. Tiny piece of address label on front fly leaf. Small label on back fly leaf. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has small chip top edge of back panel. Now in protective sleeve. Great wrap-around-artwork to cover. An excellent gift! Scientific names, discriptions of habits with pictures. Excellent for the dinosaur enthusiast. Illustrated with more than 400 black and white photographs and line drawings. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 5952Hayakawa, S. I. Choose The Right Word - A Modern Guide To Synonyms
Harper & Row NY 1987 0060913932 / 9780060913939 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
726 pages; Near Fine condition. Light bump to front bottom corner tip. No creases. Solid, Clean. Distinctions between synonyms concisely explained, for examples for more than 6000 commonly used words. 
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6 15535Hebron Yeshiva In Jerusalem The Pocket Dictionary: English - Hebrew, a Handy Language Guide for Tourist's Use
Hebron Yeshiva NY 1972 Paperback Near Fine 
30 pages; Near Fine condition. No copyright date listed. No creases. Small Stapled Wraps Guide for Tourists. Back cover is lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. A very handy and easy to use language guide, using both English and Hebrew. Illustrated with line drawings. Index: 1: Man, Family and Home. 6: World, Nature and Things. 11: Professions. 14: Government and Institutions. 17: Food. 20: Travel and Recreation. 24: General Expressions. Two Maps of Jerusalem and Israel. 30pp, 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 19412Kay, Ernest Dictionary of International Biography 1969 -1970 PART 1 A-L - Sixth Edition
Dictionary of International Biography Co. UK 1969 Sixth Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
602 pages; Near Fine/Very Good. Outside page edges are lightly age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is slightly age tanned - a little more so at the spine and flap folds. Just a bit of shelf wear at the edges. Closed tear at back spine edge. Now in protective sleeve. A biographical record of contemporary achievement and, with the Sixth Edition, it has become an international institution. It has advanced spectacularly in stature since the foundation in 1961. The current Sixth Edition is the largest and most comprehensive in the series, containing some 16000 biographical sketches of men and women of achievement in 123 countries of the world. Media mail only. 
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Merriam- Webster MA 2001 0877790221 / 9780877790228 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
536 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Remainder. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square. Unread tight and clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. The companion to C-SPAN's series American Writers: A Journey Through History. Includes more than 1600 entries; illustrated with more than 150 photographs... 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Merriam- Webster MA 1999 1892859076 / 9781892859075 Third Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
767 pages; Fine/No Jacket. As New. Remainder line. No other flaws. Bright glossy covers with bright, sharp lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. A valuable medical reference for every family. Clear, up to date definitions of over 35,000 commonly used medical terms. Includes brand names and generic equivalents for frequently prescribed medicines. An Excellent gift! 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 2221Mitchell, Edwin Valentine (Ed) The Lincoln Library Of Essential Information - Two Volume Set
The Frontier Press Company NY 1955 Revised Edition; Twenty-Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to ; 2114 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Two Volume Set. These are two Large, Heavy books. Bit of shelf wear on spine tips and corner tips. Outside page edges are very lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, and pages are clean. Thumb indexed. Solid, Clean copies. 2114 pages plus index. Embodies in a the largest amount of helpful information for the average reader that has ever been placed between two covers. A publication that stands in a class by itself. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 12224Newmark, Maxim Dictionary Of Spanish Literature
Littlefield, Adams & Co. NJ 1965 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
352 pages; Very Good condition. Light reading creases. Light sunning to spine. Just a bit of shelf rub to cover edges, and rub to back cover. Solid, clean. Dictionary of Spanish Literature. The primary aim of this dictionary is to serve as a convenient reference work for American Students of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Trade Paperback. 
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12 18832Peltzer, Karl Das Treffende Wort, Worterbuch Sinnverwandter Ausdrucke
Ott Verlag Germany 1965 Ninth Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 640 pages; Very Good/Near Fine. Text in GERMAN. Rarely used Ex-Library. No stamps to text block. Dallas Goethe Center nameplate inside front cover. Small stamp inside back cover. Label with author and title typed on it inside back cover. Date Due slip. No spine label. Pages are age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub on back panel. Now in protective sleeve. No spine label. Solid binding. Text in GERMAN. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 12699Stapleton, Michael The Concise Dictionary Of Greek And Roman Mythology
Peter Bedrick NY 1986 0872260062 / 9780872260061 First American Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 306 pages; Very Good Condition. Reading creases. Vertical crease to front cover. Light shelf rub at the cover edges. Former library with all the regular stampings and markings. Solid, otherwise clean. A Dictionary which presents the themes, characters and legends of Greek and Roman mythology. All the great epics and the principal Greek tragedies are outlined: places of particular importance in myth, such as Delphi, Troy, Mycenae and Olympia are described, and the special nature of Roman mythology - so different from Greek - is clearly stated. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 8298Strutz, Henry Dictionary Of 501 German Verbs, Fully Conjugated In All The Tenses
Barron's Educational Series NY 1972 0812004345 / 9780812004342 Seventh Printing Paperback Near Fine 
523 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub to cover. Solid, clean. This book should be a convenient guide for the student and traveller, through the complexities of German verbs... Trade Paperback. 
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15 9470Taber, Clarence Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary - Illustrated
F. A. Davis PA 1965 Tenth Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unpaginated pages; Very Good/ No Jacket. Shelf wear to spine tips and corner tips. Light rub at spine edges. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean. The tenth edition of this dictionary represents, as has the former editions, continued research of the literature of medical and other branches of the field of science... 
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16 12009Woodcock, Percival George Short Dictionary Of Mythology
Phlosophical Library NY 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
127 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Very light indent from bump to back fore edge. Outside page edges are lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is lightly shelf rubbed to front panel and edges. Now in protective sleeve. This is a popular classical and mythological dictionary for the general reader, produced in a convenient form. 
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