[Ottoman Empire: n.d., 19th century]. Handsome manscript theological and philosophical treatise in Turkish. Read More about Islamic Manuscript in Turkish
Rare and first edition dictionaries and encyclopedias in various languages such as Biblical Aramaic, Arabic, German, and English.
Quincy [MA]: 11 September 1843. John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis. In this letter to Noah Webster's son William G. Webster, the former President endorses the suggestion of “purchasing the synopsis of [your father's] great work and causing it to be deposited in [the Library of..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal...
Walpole, NH: Cheever Felch, 1810. Tenth Edition. Read More about A Grammatical System of the English Language: Comprehending a Plain and Familiar Scheme of...
Springfield, Mass: Geo. and Chas., Merriam, 1856. Read More about Webster's Dictionaries. From the Marietta (Ohio) Intelligencer, April 1-8, 1856
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1886. First Edition. On Aramaic loan words and phrases in classical Arabic.With the ownership signature of linguist and scholar of Jewish history, Max L. Margolis. Read More about Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen … Eine von het Provinciaal Utrechtsch Genootschap...
Leipzig: Hinrich'sche Buchhandlung, 1896. First Edition. Read More about Assyrisches Handwörterbuch
St. Petersburg: pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1802. First and only edition of the first primer of the Tatar language in the Russian empire. The first primer of the Tatar language, compiled by a native Siberian Tatar under the direction of Iosif Ivanovich Giganov 1764-1800?), a priest and teacher at the..... Read More about Bukvar' tatarskago i arabskago pis'ma. [Primer of Tatar and Arabic
London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. First edition. The first paragraph of the preface was written by Baretti's friend Dr. Johnson. The work comprises an outline of the development of the Italian language and an annotated bibliography of works in Italian. Read More about The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of...
London: C. and J. Rivington, et al, 1824. Seventh edition. An attractive copy of Baretti's classic English-Italian dictionary. Read More about A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages
London: Printed for W. Strahan; J. and F. Rivington; W. Johnston et al, 1771. A New Edition. First edition is 1760. Read More about A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES... Improved And Augmented With Above TEN...
London: printed for J. Nourse; W. Strahan; J.F. and C. Rivington; et al, 1778. The present work by Baretti, the famed Italian educator living in London and friend of Johnson, was first published in 1762. It offers quadrilingual versions (English, Spanish, French and Italian) of a variety of pieces excerpted..... Read More about A Grammar of the Italian Language with a Copious Praxis of Moral Sentences, to which is added an...
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1927. Read More about Familiar Quotations
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . Thirteenth and Centennial Edition. Completely Revised. Read More about Familiar Quotations. A Collection of Passages, Phrases and Proverbs traced to their sources in...
Halle/Saale: Max Niemeyer, 1927. First Edition. Read More about Grammatik des Biblisch-Aramaïschen
London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, (c.1890). Read More about Beeton's Science, Art, and Literature. A Dictionary of Universal Information Comprising a...
London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, n.d. [ca. 1880]. New Editions, enlarged. Profusely Illustrated. Fine set of this wonderfully illustrated encycopedia. Read More about Beeton’s Dictionary of Universal Information. Georaphy, Biography, and History. [and]...
Paris: Garnier Frères, n.d. [ca. 1910?]. George Kennan to Alexander Graham Bell. A fascinating association copy, inscribed on the flyleaf of each volume: "Alexander Graham Bell / from George Kennan / August 9, 1919." Kennan's early employment with the Western Union Telegraph Company, laying cable from Alaska through Siberia all..... Read More about Nouveau Dictionnaire Anglais-Français et Français-Anglais
Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1884. First Edition. Read More about Grammatik des Biblisch-Aramäischen. Mit einer kritischen Erörterung der aramäischen Wörter im...
Paris: 1895-1912. First edition. Read More about Dictionnaire de la Bible. Contenant tous le noms de personnes, de lieux, de plantes, d’animaux,...
Philadelphia: Printed [by W. W. Woodward] for B. Davies, No. 68, Market Street and T. Stephens, No. 57, South Second Street, 1795. First American edition of selections from “Secrets Concernant les Arts et Metiers.” The English translation first published in London 1775 as “Valuable Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades.” the..... Read More about One Thousand Valuable Secrets into the elegant and Useful Arts Collected from the practice of the...
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1872. Nouvelle édition (Vingt-Troisième). Read More about Dictionnaire Universal d'Histoie et de Géographie...Ouvrage Revu et Continué par A. Cahssing
in recipient's hand dated March 30/60. Bryant writes to Gould about an article recommending Worcester's Dictionary in the Evening Post, which several people would like to see answered. In part: "As you are my Ajax of philology I send it to you, that if you think it worthwhile you can..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed, to Edward S.[herman] Gould
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, . Later edition (first published in 1941). A Wonderful Gelett Burgess Presentation, with Drawing & Letter. Inscribed on the front pastedown to New York columnist Leonard Lyons:"Motherwords / to / Leonard Lyons / my pet columnist / and specialist in Paradox and Antithesis. / Gelett..... Read More about Burgess Unabridged. A New Dictionary of Words you have always needed
New York: D. Burgess & Co.; Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.; [etc.], 1856. First edition. Read More about Five hundred mistakes of daily occurrence in speaking, pronouncing, and writing the English...
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1692. Seconde edition, augmentée …. New, Fashionable Words. Second edtion (same year as the first). enlarged by the addition of several more new words and a “Lettre sur les Mots à la mode”. Calliières was a member of the Academie Française, a diplomat, and the author of..... Read More about Des Mots à la mode, et des nouvelles façons de parler, avec des observations sur diverses...