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1 Lanson, Gustave and, Tuffrau, Paul Manuel D'Histoire De La Littérature Française [Third Edition]
Paris Librairie Hachette 1936 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good 
813 pages, well illustrated, boards, very good. Adapted for school use from Lanson's Histoire de la littérature française. 3rd edition. M60; 813 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 MENCKEN, H.L. (HENRY LOUIS) The American Language. an Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States. One-Volume Abridged Edition. [Fourth Edition]
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1971 Fourth Revised Edition; Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
777 pages, cloth, dust jacket, 3rd printing, dust jacket repaired otherwise very good. The fourth edition and the two supplements, abridged, with annotations and new material, by Ravin I. McDavid, Jr. With the assistance of David W. Maurer. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, 'Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956) , American editor, author, and critic, b. Baltimore, studied at the Baltimore Polytechnic. He began his journalistic career on the Baltimore Morning Herald, became editor of the Baltimore Evening Herald, and from 1906 until his death was on the staff of the Baltimore Sun or Evening Sun. From 1914 to 1923 he was coeditor of the Smart Set with George Jean Nathan; together they started the American Mercury in 1924, and Mencken was the sole editor from 1925 to 1933. Mencken’s pungent and iconoclastic criticism, although aimed at all complacent attitudes, was chiefly directed at the middle class. These essays have been collected in a series of six volumes, Prejudices (1919–27). In the field of philology he compiled a monumental and lively study, The American Language (1st ed. 1919; 4th ed. 1936; with supplements, 1946, 1948). Among his other works are George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (1905) , In Defense of Women (1917) , Treatise of the Gods (1930) , and the autobiographical Happy Days, 1880–1892 (1940) , Newspaper Days, 1899–1906 (1941) , and Heathen Days, 1890–1936 (1943) , collected in one volume in 1947. Mencken was also important as the literary champion of Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Sinclair Lewis, and Eugene O’Neill.' 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 Stormonth, James Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language [9th Edition, Revised with a Supplement] Including a Very Copious Selection of Scientific Terms for Use in Schools and Colleges and As a Book of General Reference.
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1887 Ninth Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
795 pages, hinges cracked, backstrip frayed, staining to inside back cover, text clean. Ninth revised edition. "Pronunciation carefully revised by The Rev. P. H. Phelp, M. A. Cantab." The author James Stormonth (1824-1882) , Episcopalian minister and lexicographer, was reputedly born in Edinburgh. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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