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The Rhymers' Lexicon

By: Loring, Andrew (ed)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London / New York, George Routledge / E.P. Dutton,

Inscription: Owners inscription

Hardback, 204mm x 145mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xlviii prelims, 879pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Binding is a little loose, block edges darkened with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages but text is nice and clean. Undated but perhaps a 1930s rhyming dictionary for poets, mainly. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: poetry, syllable, rhyme, English This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automa... View more info

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Port Out, Starboard Home and other language myths

By: Quinion, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin, 2004

Edition: first edition

Hardback, 204mm x 135mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 282pp. Very Good/Good +++. Hardback is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal colour fading to spine and adjacent. Excellent A-Z collection of true stories about English language phrases in popular use, describing how they evolved - and how they didn't. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: myth, legend, phrase, false View more info

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By: Vallins, G.H. ; Scragg, D.G. ; Clare John W.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch, 1973

Edition: second edition

Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 208pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Clean differential fading to rear endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Scragg's thorough revision of Vallins' 1954 analysis of English spelling, with a chapter on American spelling by Clare. Catalogue: Reference. Keywords: words, English, language, correct View more info

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Dictionary of American Slang

By: Wentworth (Ph.D.), Harold ; Flexner (M.A.), Stuart Berg

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1960

Edition: first edition

Hardback, 234mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xviii prelims, 669pp. Good/Good. Book has been much consulted over years, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges worn and grubby at base, pages clean and binding still tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges with chipping notable on bottom edges, small loss at some corners.. Standard reference to mid-20th century American slang, from sundry subcultures and p... View more info