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A Dictionary of Muslim Names, Ahmed, Salahuddin
1 Ahmed, Salahuddin A Dictionary of Muslim Names
London Hurst 1999 1850653577 / 9781850653578 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. xvi + 351 pages. The resurgence and revitalisation of Muslim culture have created a growing interest in the study of Muslim names. Throughout the world Muslims share similar names, be they in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, South East Asia or new migrants in the West. The predominant language in Muslim names is Arabic, followed by Persian (Farsi), the two major languages which transmitted Muslim culture in its early stages and later expansion. The purpose of this dictionary is to give the meaning or bearing on Islamic heritage of the words, Arabic or Persian, which form parts of Muslim names. Many Muslims with names that comprise Arabic or Persian are unaware of their meaning or bearing on Islamic heritage, particularly if they are unfamiliar with these languages. It is important for parents and guardians to devote time to selecting suitable names for children by consulting authentic books on names and re-checking them with from standard Arabic-English and/or Persian-English dictionaries. This dictionary simplifies this process. 
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The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference, Barnes-Svarney, Patricia  (editorial Director)
2 Barnes-Svarney, Patricia (editorial Director) The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference
New York Macmillan 1993 0028604032 / 9780028604039 Soft Near Fine 8vo 
A near Fine unmarked copy. xvii + 668 pages. The book offers broad coverage in each field of science, including 10 separate disciplines with comprehensive yet accessible information. It has hundreds of original illustrations in the text, dozens of sidebars, lists, tables and charts, useful cross referencing throughout, and the design is easy-to-read and filled with at-a-glance information. A valuable source for all fields of science. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.1 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Complete Guide To Country Living  -  A Discursive Dictionary, Beedell, Suzanne
3 Beedell, Suzanne The Complete Guide To Country Living - A Discursive Dictionary
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1979 0715376659 / 9780715376652 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The country dweller needs to know about so many things, from fish ponds to fungi, from hedge laying to the laws of trespass, from shooting to pig keeping, and in this book the answers to hundreds of questions can be found. Many basic methods and recipes, references to specialist books, leaflets, authorities, societies and association for further information and study are to be found, arranged in alphabetical order with clear cross referencing. Illustrated throughout. 
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The Local Historian's Glossary of Words and Terms, Bristow, Joy
4 Bristow, Joy The Local Historian's Glossary of Words and Terms
Newbury, Berkshire Countryside Books 2001 1853067075 / 9781853067075 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy which has a little creasing to back corners. Third edition. First compiled in the 1980's from a collection of ancient words which the author drew up for her studies, she has since added many more new words and some new topics. It includes over 3,000 unfamiliar words and terms, lists of obsolete weights and measures, comparative costs of living and values of the pound since 1300, Latin words and phrases, English currency back to the Roman Period, Regnal years of English monarchs, Saint's days, Festivals and Moveable Feast Days et al. A most useful reference work. 
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A Guide To The Gods, Carlyon, Richard
5 Carlyon, Richard A Guide To The Gods
London Heinemann/Quixote 1981 0434980056 / 9780434980055 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with complete dustjacket which has fading to the spine. A comprehensive work which lists over 1.000 deities of the ancient and modern world who have a story that is worth telling and those that have played a significant part in the religious experience of mankind and which blends fascinating information with entertaining anecdotes and comment. Arranged by Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Middle East (including Egypt) and Oceania together with an index. It proves, if nothing else, that while God may have created man, it is man who has created gods. 
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Index to Trevelyan's Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay.  (Cabinet Edition 1878), Clark, Perceval
6 Clark, Perceval Index to Trevelyan's Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. (Cabinet Edition 1878)
London Longmans, Green for the Index Society 1881 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gilt title to spine with the Index Society's gilt motif to front with black decoration on red cloth boards which have age darkening to edges and just a little wear to spine head and tail. Internally there a few spots to the margins of the first four pages, a little gentle creasing to a few pages with pages 25 to 91 unopened. viii + 91 pages. Title page shows date as 1881 but spine date shows 1879. Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917), founded the Index Society in 1877, but the Society did not last long and failed through lack of funds. Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928) was a British statesman and biographer of his maternal uncle Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay. 
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An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, Cooper, J.C.
7 Cooper, J.C. An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
London Thames and Hudson 1998 0500271259 / 9780500271254 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy. In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, the author has documented the history and evolution of symbols from pre-history to the present, providing lively, informative and often ironic. She discusses an enormous variety of symbols from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceania, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the ancient cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the pre-columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa. 210 illustrations. 
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New Horizon Factfinder, Dempsey, Michael W.    (edited by)
8 Dempsey, Michael W. (edited by) New Horizon Factfinder
London Dealerfield 1993 185927000X / 9781859270004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copyin pictorial laminated boards with VG dustjacket. A comprehensive and useful book of facts - but more than just facts are provided, as you will discover the background, the context and the significance of many topics clearly presented with many illustrations to amplify the text. Each of the 15 sections has a concise summary of the subject area, includes Astronomy, Planet Earth, Countries of the World, Economics, Government, Politics and Law, Ideas and Beliefs, The Arts, Science and Technology, World History. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Who's Who In Dickens, Greaves, John
9 Greaves, John Who's Who In Dickens
London Elm Tree / Hamish Hamilton 1972 0241022452 / 9780241022450 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR to front endpaper as 'Hon. Secretary - The Dickens Fellowship'. Gold title on blue boards with complete dustjacket. Top edge red. Internally very clean and unmarked with one page having a minor production imperfection of a little extra paper showing else very clean and unmarked. Foreword by Margaret Lane, the eminent writer and former President of the Dickens Fellowship. The author has been Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship for over 25 years. A marvellous reference work of Dickens' vast array of characters in alphabetical order, the references including a description of the character, his part in the story, and any distinguishing characteristics or eccenticities. There is also a complete list of the characters, book by book, with the chapter in which they appear in the original. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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The Oxford Companion to the Mind, Gregory, Richard L.     (edited by)
10 Gregory, Richard L. (edited by) The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 019866124X / 9780198661245 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. xvii + 856 pages. 200 illustrations. With 1001 entries ranging from brief statements to substantial essays on major topics, the Oxford Companion to the Mind takes the reader on a lively tour of this endlessly fascinating subject, spanning many questions and answers within the broad compass of philosophy, psychology, and the physiology of the brain. Entries are arranged alphabetically and linked by a network of helpful cross-references. Articles include those from well-known writers in their field of expertise and also included are biographies of major figures who have contributed to our understanding of the mind. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.75 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, Gross, John
11 Gross, John The Oxford Book of Aphorisms
Oxford Oxford University Press 1984 0192141112 / 9780192141118 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 383 pages. Within the dictionary definition of 'a short pithy statement or maxim' lies a wealth of insight and wit to which neither the word 'aphorism' nor any brief description can possibly do justice. This new anthology, however, demonstrates to the full just how rewarding an art-form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illumine the hidden truth or lay bare the ironies of existence. 
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The Oxford Treasury of English Literature  Vol. 1 : Old English to Jacobean, Hadow, G.E. And W.H.
12 Hadow, G.E. And W.H. The Oxford Treasury of English Literature Vol. 1 : Old English to Jacobean
Oxford Clarendon Press 1907 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title on red cloth boards which are without marks, damage or wear and no bumping. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Apart from a little dust marking to top edge this is a NEAR FINE copy which is uncommon for it's age. Second edition. Only volume 1 of 3 but complete in itself. An erudite work. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep  -  The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day, Jack, Albert
13 Jack, Albert Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep - The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day
London Penguin 2005 0140515739 / 9780140515732 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Page, Ama 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The English language is crammed with colourful phrases and sayings that are used daily but we do not necessarily know their origins. Luckily we have Albert Jack to enlighten us, who has explored the origins of hundreds more phrases, following on from his 'Red Herrings and White Elephants'. Highly enlightening and entertaining. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Japanese in Thirty Hours  -  First Course in Japanese Languag for Either Classroom Use of for Self-Study  -  Systematized Direct Method, Kiyooka, Eiichi
14 Kiyooka, Eiichi Japanese in Thirty Hours - First Course in Japanese Languag for Either Classroom Use of for Self-Study - Systematized Direct Method
Tokyo The Hokuseido Press 1953 Soft Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Card covers are unmarked with a little wear to spine head. Internally there is a small name to fron endpaper else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. Dustjacket has some wear to edges and creasing. xiii + 246 pages. Re-revised edition (first was 1942). These lessons in the Japanese language are intended for those English speaking people who want to learn Japanese in as short a time as possible. The lessons were developed while the author was an instructor of the Japanese language and history at Columbia University. Includes a working vocabulary of Japanese-English and English-Japanese. 
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Dictionary of Information Technology, Longley, Dennis and Shain, Michael
15 Longley, Dennis and Shain, Michael Dictionary of Information Technology
London Macmillan 1985 0333372603 / 9780333372609 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The updated second edition. A most comprehensive and award winning dictionary containing over 100 diagrams which help to explain the more detailed entries and over 6,000 entries. Written both for the layman and professional user of information systems and the extended cross referencing system will enable the reader to gain additional insight into the principles of IT. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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English-Swahili Vocabulary  -  Compiled from the Works of the Late Bishop Steere and from Other Works, Madan, A.C.
16 Madan, A.C. English-Swahili Vocabulary - Compiled from the Works of the Late Bishop Steere and from Other Works
London Sheldon Press 1942 Soft Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A stapled booklet with paper covers which have some fading and light creasing and a stamp of the East Africa Army. Internally there is light creasing and minor page edge marks but generally a clean copy. 43 pages. Includes Table of Concords. Abridged edition with additional matter. Reprinted in Nairobi for the C.M.S. Bookshop. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend  -  A Definitive Source Book of Magic, Vision and Lore, Matthews, John and Caitlin
17 Matthews, John and Caitlin The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend - A Definitive Source Book of Magic, Vision and Lore
London BCA 2002 Soft Fine 8vo 
A fine unmarked copy. viii + 504 pages. The authors have compiled the largest and most original collection of Celtic myths and legends ever, and represents the lifetime's work of two internationally acclaimed writers. It draws on neglected sources, forgotten archives and hidden lore. Their fresh translations and lucid commentary make this an essential text for students, researchers and indeed anyone who has ever felt drawn to the Celtic spirit. 
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Essential Kanji  -  2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged for Learning and Reference, O'Neill, P.G.
18 O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji - 2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged for Learning and Reference
New York Weatherhill 1976 0834800829fi Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket (Fine apart from a light crease to front inner flap). 325 pages. Third impression. The book is a very carefully integrated course for learning to read and write the 2,000 basic Japanese characters. It presents the Kanji that are in everyday use in an orderly fashion, a mastery of which makes it possible to read most modern Japanese. Devised for either home or classroom use, the book has been rigorously tested and refined by several years of use in mimeographed form in university classes taught by the author. Difficult as it may seem to learn to read and write Japanese, this book greatly facilitates the process. **** NOT AN EX LIBRARY COPY **** 
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation, Ratcliffe, Susan     (edited by)
19 Ratcliffe, Susan (edited by) The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
Oxford Oxford University Press 2002 0198662696 / 9780198662693 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. Second edition (first was 1997). 696 pages printed on acid free paper. For over 50 years, Oxford's Dictionary Department has been collecting, sourcing, researching, and authenticating quotations on an international scale, and in doing so, it has created one of the richest language resources in use anywhere in the world today, and has developed the most thorough and reliable editorial procedures. As the Sunday Telegraph states ' an instant pearl for every occasion'. **** NOT EX LIB **** *** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.2 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS **** 
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The Encyclopaedia of Radio and Television  -  A Complete Alphabetical Reference to All Aspects of Modern Radio Technology, Reyner, J.H.     (and 13 Principal Contributors)
20 Reyner, J.H. (and 13 Principal Contributors) The Encyclopaedia of Radio and Television - A Complete Alphabetical Reference to All Aspects of Modern Radio Technology
London Odhams Press 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on red boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there are a few small marks to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has a little wear to edges and is not price clipped. Second edition with appendix. First published in 1950. 736 pages. Over 3,000 entries. Illustrated with nearly 800 diagrams throughout. A useful reference work to all the main aspects of radio and television engineering, including radar, communication systems, measuring systems, electrical machinery. A separate reference section contains a number of abacs, a wide range of formulae with worked examples. Throughout, mathematical explanations have been reduced to a minimum and the treatment is as simple and straightforward as possible, but none the less accurate and authoritative. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.42 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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