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1 A Pennsylvana German Grammar [Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Vol. XXVII (27)] 
Allentown PA Pennsylvania German Folklore Society 1965 0271003162 / 9780271003160 Revised 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Revised Edition, 170 pp. w/ 2 b&w maps. Includes an overview of the language, spelling, punctuation, 20 lessons, and a selection of poetry and prose. Appendices, and PA German-English and English-PA German vocabularies. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light toning to spine. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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2 Better English through practice, Alfred Arundel May
New York NY Globe book company 1926 First Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st Edition Hardcover. Consists of primarily drill exercises focused on grammar and punctuation - adjectives and adverbs, comma, fragmentary sentences, sentence unity, pronouns, double negatives, and more. Summary of rules is provided. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; former owner's name inside front cover; bumping to spine ends, crease at bottom of spine; spotting to covers. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 The American Indian: A conference in the American Philosophical Society Library (Library Publication No. 2) American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA American Philosophical Society Library 1968 First Edition Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
Pale blue wraps, staple-bound, cover and pages in typewriter style, 54 pages. Contents: "Franz Boas Collection" by George Stocking; "The Value of the Speck Papers for Ethnohistory" by Anthony Wallace; "Value of the Radin Papers for Linguistics" by Dell Hymes; "Little-Used Collections in the APS Library" by Murphy Smith; "Glottochronology" by C. F. Voegelin. Condition: Good; Pages are clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Reichard Collection of Early Pennsylvania German Dialogues and Plays, The Buffington, Alfred F. (editor)
Lancaster PA Pennsylvania German Society / Franklin and Marshall College 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
English and PA German. Anthology of plays transcribed in PA German with additional chapters on the Pennsylvania German Puppet Play and early dialogues compiled by Daniel Miller and others. Book Condition ; Near Fine; bump to bottom spine; two small spots inside front cover; no text marks. Dust Jacket is a plain onion skin wrapper with tearing and chipping along edges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Kanji Kanji Chinese Characters Editorial staff of THE EAST MAGAZINE
Tokyo, Japan The East Publications Inc. 1989 4915645053 / 9784915645051 2nd Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1989 2nd Edition 2nd printing. Surveys the development of Chinese pictorial characters, and how Kanji were created by combining characters. Also touches on the Chinese philosophy and Japanese practical usage. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; cover corner creasing; page tip creasing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 En Hondfull Färsh : experiments in Pennsylvania-German verse, with an introduction on the capability of the Pennsylvania-German for poetic expression Hark, J. Max
Lancaster PA Pennsylvania German Society 1900 1st Edition Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Sample of poems written in PA German by the author as well as an examination of the linguistic challenges of composing verse in that language. Book Condition : Fair; unbound (some string binding remaining); no text marks; a few spots; age toning at edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 A Concise English Grammar With Exercises Kittredge, George L. and Frank E. Farley
Boston MA Ginn and Co./Atheneum Press 1918 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Grammar covers sentence structure, inflection and syntax, modifiers, and more. Approximately 50 pages of exercises at rear. Book Condition : Fair; a few notes in pencil and ink scattered through text, also on end papers and inside covers; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; dirt/staining to covers, darkening to spine; light age toning; binding intact but some signs of separation starting. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8 Old English Preverbal Ge-: Its meaning Lindemann, J.W. Richard
Charlottesville VA University Press of Virginia 1970 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Scholarly monograph on Anglo-Saxon linguistics and the GE- preverb. Section 1 is A Re-Examination of Some Current Doctrines, Section 2 is The "Meaning" of the Morpheme ; Empirical Assumptions and Linguistic Evidence. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; a few fingerprint smudges to cover; slight fading to gilt lettering on spine. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Concise Dictionary of Old Russian (11th - 17th Centuries), Lunt, Horace G.
9 Concise Dictionary of Old Russian (11th - 17th Centuries) Lunt, Horace G.
Munich Wilhelm Fink Verlag 1970 Probable First Soft cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9½" tall 
Intended for the student who is ready to read extensively in medieval Russian cultural works. Compiled chiefly from literary and historiographical writings, but includes the vocabulary of many of the charters, business documents and other nonliterary selections most frequently consulted in connection with the history of the Russian language. Introduction is in English, dictionary is (modern) Russian to Old Russian. 85 pp. Book Condition : Very Good; owner's name in ink on front cover and stamped to top book edge and text block.; no text marks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Pennsylvania German. A Collection of Pennsylvania German Productions in Poetry and Prose. Miller, Daniel (editor)
Reading PA Daniel Miller, Publisher 1903 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In PA German with English introduction. Anthology of 45 poems and 58 short prose pieces transcribed in PA German compiled by Daniel Miller. Book Condition: Good-; no text marks; occasional foxing; binding relaxed but intact, tear to bottom title page at spine; bumping to spine ends; soiling and wear to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Letter to Chevalier Bunsen on the classification of the Turanian languages [Letters] Muller, Friedrich Max; Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen
S.I. 1854 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Good; ex-seminary library. Muller was a founder of Indian studies in the West and the discipline of comparative religion. Half green leather and marbled boards, spine has gilt ornamentation and raised bands, gilt titles on red label. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library, with bookplate, labels on back cover, back pocket and blank checkout list, slight darkening of pages along fore edge, last 25 pages have darkened top corner, foxing on 1st 2 endpapers, sparse penciling on title p. verso, first page, o.w. text pages clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 Deutsche Sprachdenklehre (1864 Hardcover) Nast, Wilhelm
Cincinnati Boe & Hitchcod 1864 Probable 1st Edition Hardcover Good (ex-library) Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Text in German - a teaching tool for understanding and learning the German language circa 1864. Useful in understanding German grammar and writing with easy-to-understand explanations. Quite rare in this edition, presumed first. Dark gray cloth with stamped border lines, gilt spine titles, 172 pp., unillustrated. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library, with bookplate, labels on spine and back cover, signs of removed back pocket, occasional foxing spots on pages, no other markings. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 Analytical Lexicon of Navajo Robert W. Young; William Morgan
Albuquerque NM Univ of New Mexico Press 1992 0826313566 / 9780826313560 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Stated 1st Edition. "...designed to reflect the morphological features of the Navajo language - an objective that includes the identification and description of about 1300 roots that ... underlie its extensive vocabulary." 1490 pp. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; several stains on side text block; a few pen marks and sticker adhesive remnant on covers; binding slightly relaxed. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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14 A History of the German Language Super, Charles W.
Columbus, OH Hann & Adair 1953 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Gray-blue cloth hardback, 316 pp, unillustrated. First edition, an important historical work. From the author's preface: "My object has been to produce a book that would be read with interest... by people whose knowledge of German does not extend much beyond the rudiments..." Condition: Good; reading pages clean, edges crisp, binding slightly shaken, mild age toning. Limited edge wear to cover, spine ends soft, cover has some soiling. Ex-seminary library book, with label on rear cover, bookplate inside cover, remains of removed spine label and rear check-out pocket, pencil marks on title page and endpapers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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15 Festschrift Friedrich Carl Andreas zur Vollendung des siebzigsten Lebensjahres am 14. April 1916: Dargebracht von Freunden und Schülern Wackernagel, J. ; H. Oldenberg ; A. Debrunner ; et al.
Leipzig Otto Harrassowitz 1916 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Softcover, protected by seminary library pressboard wraps, with original spine visible. 142 pp, 2 plates (1 color). Text in German. Probably first edition. 14 articles, each with a different author, on Andreas and his work. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library with typical markings, labels, stamps and residual from removed rear pocket on pressboard cover, stamps and penciled notes on extremities. Reading pages are clean, edges crisp, some creasing. Age darkening around edges of covers, original spine largely missing, but title visible. One piece separated, laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2 Volume Set) Weekley, Ernest
New York NY Dover Publications 1967 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This is a two volume scholarly work on the etymology of English words and phrases tracing their origins to classical languages. Supplemented by references/quotes from literary and poetic usage. Reprint of the 1921 edition. PLEASE NOTE : Extra Postage may be require due to weight of volumes. Book Conditions : Good; wear to cover edges and corners; text unmarked; stain to text block of volume 2; some curling to front free end paper and title page of Volume 2. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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