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San Francisco: Book Club, 1971. Illustrated. Contains a matched pair of original leaves from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language and Noah Webster's An American dictionary of the English Language. 84pp., thin 4to, decorative blue cloth-backed boards, leather spine label. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1971. A near fine copy. One of 500 copies.
Paris: 1878. 1 page, 6.75 x 4.25 inches, Paris, May 3, 1878, untranslated, in response to a stranger who has requested an autograph. Littre writes that he does not like the idea of giving out his signature just for the sake of the autograph -- that he is very old, very busy, and does not want to waste precious time of which he has hardly any left. However, he sends the autograph anyway: "rejected in principle, but done in fact.".....
Munich & Ingolstadt: Cratz, 1757. 288, pp index. Woodcut vignette on title and several other decorative tailpieces. BOUND WITH: Pauca Praecepta ad Graecam Linguam. 48pp. Woodcut decorations and 5 folding tables. Short thick 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary vellum with ornate blind-stamped designs on covers; metal clasps still perfectly functional. Munchen & Ingolstadt: Joh. Frank Xaveri Cratz, 1757. First edition? A near fine copy of this rather scarce book -- OCLC lists only 1 copy.
London: John Murray, 1874. With a Treatise on the Orthography, Prosody, Inflections and Syntax of the English Tongue. 3 volumes. Translated from the German by Clair James Grece. xii, 510; iv, 494; xvi, 571pp. Thick 8vo, original gilt-lettered plum cloth (a bit soiled an faded; spine ends neatly repaired; scattered foxing; ex-library with bookplates and stamps on title pages, otherwise very good). London: John Murray, 1874. Very good.
Paris: Maisonneuve, 1864. 238 pages with text in French and Sanskrit. 8vo, pebbled blue cloth (corners bumped; very neatly re-cased with most of original spine preserved; light scattered foxing throughout). Paris: Maisonneuve & Berlin: Springer, 1864. Second edition. A very good copy of this uncommon book.
Sackett & Williams, 1891. Map. Original color lithograph. 20.25 x 17.5 inches. The Aleutian Islands are included as an inset in this unusual map of regional linguistic data. Special attention given to the West Coast. Henry Gannet produced the Seventh Annual Report for the Bureau of Ethnology. Repairs to original folds.
Dallas: Rand McNally, 1890. Lithograph. 14" x 10.25". Some toning and chips at edges. In very good condition. Page 15 from 'New Family Atlas of the World' (Dallas, 1890). A visually striking diagram showing the populations divided by sex of Russia, the German Empire, France, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Greece.
Dallas: Rand McNally, 1890. Lithograph. 14" x 10.25". Some toning and chips at edges. In very good condition. Page 12 from rom 'New Family Atlas of the World' (Dallas, 1890). A visually striking diagram showing illiterate populations in each state and territory. Two columns show populations as 'Unable to read' and 'Unable to write'. Verso shows the diagram 'Production of Steel in Tons'.