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Language Arts & Disciplines

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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 A Pennsylvania German Reader and Grammar (Keystone Books) Haag, Earl C.
State College PA Pennsylvania State University Press 1990 0271003162 / 9780271003160 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1982 1st Edition. Selection of 13 readings each with translation on facing page and commentary on vocabulary and grammatical rules. Includes an overview of the language, pronunciation guide, index, and practice patterns. Book Condition : Near Fine ; no text marks; small stain at top left rear cover edge. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; small tears and chips along edges; a few small stains; wear at front left causing fading to two letters in title.. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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5 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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6 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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7 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.
8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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