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COLLINS SPANISH DICTIONARY & GRAMMAR
1 COLLINS SPANISH DICTIONARY & GRAMMAR
Glasgow, United Kingdom HarperCollins 2006 0007223889 / 9780007223886 Fourth Edition, 4th Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 468pp. (Dictionary), + 316pp. (Grammar). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Printed card wrapper has some indentations, very light bump to head. The perfect language tool for every situation, which includes a Spanish-English, and English-Spanish, dictionary, a comprehensive guide to Spanish grammar (all with easy to read blue and black text), an in-depth treatment of key vocabulary and special entries on life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries. Book weight approx. 980g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE I : The Workbook, Association for Japanese-Language Teaching
2 Association for Japanese-Language Teaching JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE I : The Workbook
Tokyo Kodansha International 1994 4770019076 / 9784770019073 Revised Edition Softcover with Dustjacket Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
180pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn. Like-illustrated dustjacket very good+. From the rear panel: " . . . the ideal resource for any student wishing to improve oral fluency and speak Japanese at normal conversational speed. This collection of oral drills has been developed to provide practice for sentence patterns presented in both the Revised Edition and Kana Version of 'Japanese For Busy People I' . . . " Includes Introduction, 30 Lessons, Verbs, Adjectives, Answers Section. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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TRANSLATING LIVES : Living with Two Languages and Cultures, Besemeres, Mary and Wierzbicka, Anna
3 Besemeres, Mary and Wierzbicka, Anna TRANSLATING LIVES : Living with Two Languages and Cultures
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia University of Queensland Press 2007 0702236039 / 9780702236037 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxiv, + 181pp., b/white frontis photographic illustration. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has tiny corner creases, negligible scuffing. " . . . an immensely moving collection of personal stories tracing the experiences of twelve people living in Australia who speak more than one language . . . Through their eyes, we learn how language, culture and identity are intrinsically linked." Contents include: List of Contributors, Introduction, 12 chapters, Endnotes, References, Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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LATIN CAN BE FUN : Facetiae Latinae. A Modern Conversational Guide. Sermo Hodiernus Antique Redditus, Capellanus, Georg (Translated By Peter Needham)
4 Capellanus, Georg (Translated By Peter Needham) LATIN CAN BE FUN : Facetiae Latinae. A Modern Conversational Guide. Sermo Hodiernus Antique Redditus
London Souvenir Press 2001 0285633945 / 9780285633940 Revised Edition, Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Rod McLeod, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit slightly browned at edges. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn and scuffed. "Contains hundreds of useful expressions and phrases for everyday life . . . This revised edition of a worldwide bestseller includes a new appendix on Euro 96, mostra spe omni evanescente cum ictum imbecillum direxit ad rete Germanum lusor quidam infelicissimus sextus ipse, and covers the latest technological developments, delivering Latin alive and kicking into the new millenium . . . Originating in Germany, 'Latin Can Be Fun' was translated, adapted and updated by Peter Needham, classics master at Eton College . . . " Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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ACCOMODATING BROCCOLI IN THE CEMETARY : Or Why Can't Anybody Spell?, Cook, Vivian
5 Cook, Vivian ACCOMODATING BROCCOLI IN THE CEMETARY : Or Why Can't Anybody Spell?
London Profile Books 2004 1861976232 / 9781861976239 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
viii, + 152pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green boards unmarked. Illustrated, loose plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed. "Weird or wierd? Minuscule or miniscule? English spelling is fiendish . . . This book is a celebration of spelling, from the Lord's Prayer to graffiti, from hairdressers to poets, from texters to hip-hop fans, we love to play with words, as this gr8 book shows." Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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6 Dhongthog, T.G. THE NEW LIGHT ENGLISH-TIBETAN DICTIONARY
Dharmsala, Himachal, Pradesh, India Library of Tibetan Works and Archives 1973 First Edition Hardcover [Original Cloth] Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 523pp. Book square. Spine lightly shaken. Foredge corners, plus head and heel of backstrip, bumped. White titles on lightly scuffed green cloth boards. Slight dampstain on head of text-block, foredge splotches on several leaves. No dustjacket. Foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Preface, Homage, Concluding Prayer, Hints on using the Dictionary, Key to Pronunciation, Abbreviations. Book weight approx. 800g. 
Price: 33.70 AUD
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7 Dihn-Hoa, Nguyen ESSENTIAL ENGLISH-VIETNAMESE DICTIONARY
Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo, Japan Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1994 0804816611 / 9780804816618 5th P/B Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 316pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn, an original seller's sticker affixed to plain inner front. " . . . provides concise translations of over 16,000 entries. Many entries include useful compounds and phrases, indicating the actual usage of the word . . . " Book weight approx. 590g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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LA CAIDA DE LOS GIGANTES, Follett, Ken
8 Follett, Ken LA CAIDA DE LOS GIGANTES
New York Vintage Espanol 2010 0307741184 / 9780307741189 Primera Edicion Vintage Espanol Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1016pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, corner crease to several at rear. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. From the back cover: " . . . Ken Follett presenta esta gran novela epica que narra la historia de cinco familias durante los anos turbulentos de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolucion Rusa y la lucha de hombres y mujeres por sus derechos. La historia empieza 1911 . . . " (Fall of Giants. The first novel in the Century trilogy). Book weight approx. 795g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE : Usage, Style and Development, Francis, Norma
9 Francis, Norma ENGLISH LANGUAGE : Usage, Style and Development
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Angus and Robertson 1968 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 115pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Geometric-design card wrapper very good. A small, original seller's sticker on front endpaper, else leaves unmarked. "This book gives a concise introduction to the usage and development of English language. It offers senior students basic principles of expression and gives them the opportunity to examine these in the context of selected prose extracts. Exercises relating principles of prose writing to the extracts follow each passage." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Choice and Use of Words, Exposition of Prose Styles, Development of the English Language. Book weight approx. 170g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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SPANISH-ENGLISH, ENGLISH-SPANISH DICTIONARY, Geddes & Grossett
10 Geddes & Grossett SPANISH-ENGLISH, ENGLISH-SPANISH DICTIONARY
Scotland Geddes & Grosset 2000 1855349620 / 9781855349629 Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
480pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed gloss card wrapper negligibly indented only. "An ideal introductory reference book for those with an interest in the Spanish language and culture. Over 20,000 headwords; almost 200 commonly used Spanish verbs; English irregular verbs; vocabulary listed by theme; Spanish phrases; Spanish travel and cultural information." Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT AND ACTION (Fifth Edition), Hayakawa, S.I. and Hayakawa, Alan R.
11 Hayakawa, S.I. and Hayakawa, Alan R. LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT AND ACTION (Fifth Edition)
U.S.A. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers 1992 0155501208 / 9780155501201 Fifth Edition, 7th Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 287pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Contents include: Preface, 19 chapters over two 'books', Postscript, Appendix of Applications, Selected Bibliography. A book on semantics, written by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (born Canada, 1906), based on his earlier work, 'Language in Action', first published in 1939. S.I. Hayakawa died in California in 1992. Book weight approx. 425g. 
Price: 25.05 AUD
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A HANDBOOK OF ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION, Hooke, Robert and Rowell, Judith
12 Hooke, Robert and Rowell, Judith A HANDBOOK OF ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION
London Edward Arnold 1982 0713180226 / 9780713180220 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 248pp., b/white cartoon illustrations by Pamela Winterton. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to half-title page, else leaves clean. Printed card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed, previous bookseller's sticker to rear panel. PLEASE NOTE: Book only, does not include cassettes. " . . . a thorough course in the pronunciation of English sounds. Features notes on each sound in French, German, Greek, Italian, Portugese and Spanish; clear drawings, and where appropriate, photographs to illustrate the descriptions of the sounds; full descriptions of how the sounds are made; tests at the beginning of each section; discrimination and repetition exercises for each sound in isolation, in different parts of words, and in sentences; notes on stress and intonation, and practice of these; lively and imaginative classroom activities . . . " Book weight approx. 329g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION : Method, Description, and Explanation, Ingram, David
13 Ingram, David FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION : Method, Description, and Explanation
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 1989 0521349168 / 9780521349161 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 572pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, soft corner crease to small section. Printed card wrapper (covered in adhesive film by previous owner) mildly edgeworn and scuffed. "Written from a linguistic perspective, it provides detailed accounts of the development of children's receptive and productive abilities in all the core areas of language - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics . . . provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students alike with a cogent and closely analysed exposition of how children acquire language in real time . . . " Contents include: Preface, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Bibliography, Author Index, General Index. Book weight approx. 850g. 
Price: 27.32 AUD
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A PRIMER OF MODERN ICELANDIC, Jonsson, Snaebjorn
14 Jonsson, Snaebjorn A PRIMER OF MODERN ICELANDIC
London Oxford University Press 1946 Fifth Impession Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
(viii) + 282pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue original cloth boards undamaged. Noticeable tape stains on both endpapers, an original seller's sticker affixed to front free endpapers, else textblock unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has tape stains on front and rear flaps, else minimal edgewear. First published in 1927, this reprint edition is an excellent resource for the student of modern Icelandic. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Rules of Pronunciation, Grammar, Exercises and Dialogues, Icelandic Readings, Vocabularies. More. Book weight approx. 345g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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15 Maddern, I.T. THE STORY OF ESPERANTO, The International Language
Melbourne, Australia None Noted [Prob. Australian Esperanto society] 1971 First Edition Hardcover [Cloth] Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
23pp., EX-LIBRARY copy, with partially removed identifiers on front endpapers, plus coding on Contents page. Book square. Spine firm [gilt libris code there-on]. Cloth splash-stained [bleached] on rear board. Front panel of original dustjacket affixed over front board. Random fingermarks, splotches, minor margin damage, and one insignificant pen mark on leaves. A concise history and background of Esperanto, and the struggle for international acceptance. It was developed by Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, born Bialystok, Russian Poland, 15 December, 1859. He died in 1917, the popularity of his development having ebbed and flowed as world issues changed. Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.95 AUD
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WORDS MEAN BUSINESS: Basic Japanese Business Glossary, Mitsubishi Corporation (Editor: Rex Shelley)
16 Mitsubishi Corporation (Editor: Rex Shelley) WORDS MEAN BUSINESS: Basic Japanese Business Glossary
Singapore Times Books International 1984 9971651475 / 9789971651473 First Thus Softcover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
232pp., several small intext sketch-illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss wrapper lightly edgeworn, splayed and creased. Textblock unmarked. Dual text: English - Japanese, on adjacent pages throughout. Altogether, 101 words and phrases have been selected for this glossary, summing up the 101 things one needs to know about the Japanese way of business . . . Contents include: Prelims., Simplified Pronunciation Guide, Basic Introduction to Japanese Society, Group Orientation, Individual v. The Group, Facets of Japanese Social and Business Fabric, Japanese Management Approach, Personnel Matters, Informal Channels of Communication, Complications of Lifetime Employment, Japanese Character Observed. Index. Book weight approx. 215g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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FOCUS OP DEN HAAG, Pars, Hans
17 Pars, Hans FOCUS OP DEN HAAG
Zaltbommel, Netherlands Europese Bibliotheek 2001 9028827315 / 9789028827318 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dutch language text. 168pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss boards negligibly surface scuffed only. Leaves clean, one leaf softly creased. No dustjacket. A post-World War Two to early 1970s photographic history of The Hague, capital city of the province of South Holland, Netherlands. Book weight approx. 645g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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18 Qafisheh, Hamdi A. A BASIC COURSE IN GULF ARABIC
Tucson, Arizona/ Beirut, Lebanon University of Arizona/Librairie Du Liban 1975 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, 482pp., book square, tight. Two white labels affixed top ffep, covering old names. Laminated dustjacket has mild edgewear, clear tape reinforcing top and bottom of spine. Poorly adhered lamination has lifted in areas, [lateral lines]. Divided into 42 units, each comprising: Text, Translation, Vocabulary, Additional Vocabulary, Grammar and Drills. Printers Erratum has been addressed; lead pages of Units 9, 10, 12 have corrected pages pasted over misprinted pages. Book weight approx. 770g. 
Price: 25.50 AUD
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METAPHORS : An Annotated Dictionary. A Concise Overview of 3800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions Normally Used Subconsciously, Renton, N. E.
19 Renton, N. E. METAPHORS : An Annotated Dictionary. A Concise Overview of 3800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions Normally Used Subconsciously
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Schwartz & Wilkinson 1990 1863370196 / 9781863370196 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
549pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, mildly browned, soft corner creases. Printed card wrapper moderately edgeworn, with soft corner creases, several faint marks. "The modern English language is remarkably full of metaphors. This book discusses the subject in some detail and includes a dictionary of metaphors, a thematic section and a thesaurus. It contains some 14,000 alphabetical entries listing over 3,800 different metaphors commonly found in current use and setting out their meanings in an easily-read style . . . " Book weight approx. 485g. 
Price: 30.06 AUD
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WORD OF THE DAY 2 : Wordwatching: A Wonderful Look into the World of Words, Richards, Kel
20 Richards, Kel WORD OF THE DAY 2 : Wordwatching: A Wonderful Look into the World of Words
Sydney, NSW, Australia ABC Books 2006 0733317650 / 9780733317651 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, slightest hint of browning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. "With his passionate pleasure in language worn on his sleeve, ABC NewsRadio's resident wordsmith Kel Richards delves once more into the hidden meanings of some of the English language's more entertaining words. Idiosyncratic, erudite and engaging . . . " Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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