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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Samuel Johnson.
Stock no. 1821784
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.

In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. Folio Society facsimile of the first edition of Johnson's dictionary. Very large format. Three-quarter dappled calf-skin leather (spine and corners), Marbled boards and text block. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Head bands are coming unstuck from the spine (see photos). Else two fine volumes contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition. This is copy 200 of 1000 numbered copies.

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BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE
Written by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer; Ivor H. Evans.
Stock no. 1320949
Published by Folio Society. 1970. Very good condition.

Centenary edition (completely revised). Blue leather binding with gilt titles and vignettes. Black and white marble-effect endpapers. 1175 pages, top edge gilt and white silk page marker. ISBN: 0304935700. Fading to spine and cover edges. Corners slightly worn, some rubbing to top and tail of spine. Pale page browning.

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CHAMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
Written by J.O. Thorne; T.C. Collocott.
Stock no. 1821324
Published by Folio Society; W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1974. Very good condition.

Revised Edition. Printed for W & R Chambers Ltd. and published by Folio Society. Full brown leather binding with gilt title to spine and gilt & blind repeating patterns. Decorated endpapers. 1432 pages. Top edge gilt. ISBN: 0550160019. Board edges and spine slightly grubby through previous use. Text block slightly grubby. Front hinge between title page and first blank page is pulled. Grubby stain to preface pages. Otherwise contents clean. No slipcase.

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DICTIONARY OF AVIATION
Written by David Crocker.
Stock no. 1820965
Published by Bloomsbury. 2nd 2005. Nearly fine condition.

Second edition. Over 5,500 terms clearly defined. White pictorial cardwraps. ISBN: 0747572194.

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SOURCES OF LONDON ENGLISH: MEDIEVAL THAMES VOCABULARY
Written by Laura Wright.
Stock no. 1820957
Published by Clarendon Press. 1st 1996. Very good condition.

Navy blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0198239092. A few marks to boards. Small bookplate to top of front pastedown.

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HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF AVIATION: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY
Written by David Wragg.
Stock no. 1820504
Published by The History Press. 1st 2008. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A definitive reference work on the history of aviation. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780750945271. Light fading to rear spine edge of dustwrapper.

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A DICTIONARY OF MILITARY UNIFORM
Written by W.Y. Carman.
Stock no. 1819854
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Includes much fascinating background information on the origin and evolution of various pieces of uniform, how they were made and worn, and with what variation according to rank and nationality. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and a few colour. ISBN: 0713401915. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby, faded to spine. Musty odour present.

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ARROWSMITH'S DICTIONARY OF BRISTOL
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819650
Published by J.W. Arrowsmith. 2nd 1906. Almost very good condition.

2nd edition. 447 pages. 54 b/w plates. Three-quarter dark blue leather binding, green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 4 raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. Boards marked, leather binding worn and scuffed, spine faded to brown. Joints repaired with matching green cloth. Very few grubby marks to contents. All plates present, one plate marked, others may have light page browning and light foxing. Pages 213 to 218 have a tiny ink stain to corner.

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A DICTIONARY OF THE THIRD REICH
Written by James Taylor; Warren Shaw.
Stock no. 1818465
Published by Grafton Books. 1st 1987. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A chronology of the Third Reich from the birth of Adolf Hitler to the Nuremberg trials, including the rise of the Nazi Party to power and the formation of the Gleichschaltung laws. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0246131780.

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A DICTIONARY OF BATTLES 1715-1815
Written by Michael Clavert; Peter Young.
Stock no. 1817889
Published by New English Library. 1st 1978. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The second volume in a series which will eventually cover all the significant battles which have been fought on land, sea and in the air since ancient times. Black boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0450032264. Page browning throughout. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper has fading to spine and front panel.

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A DICTIONARY OF BATTLES 1816-1976
Written by Peter Young; Michael Calvert.
Stock no. 1817888
Published by New English Library. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The first volume in a series which will eventually cover all the significant battles which have been fought on land, sea and in the air since ancient times. Black boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0450028429. Page browning throughout. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and scuffed.

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THE PORTRAIT IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA
Written by Robin Simon.
Stock no. 1317544
Published by Phaidon; Oxford. 1st 1987. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

With a Biographical Dictionary of Portrait Painters 1680-1914. Large format. Colour and b/w reproductions of paintings. 255 pages includes index. ISBN: 0714823864. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Dustwrapper a little scuffed.

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