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Decorative Alphabets and Initials

By: Nesbitt, Alexander

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Dover Publications Inc.: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004173

ISBN: 0486205444

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This is a reprint of the original 1959 publication, purchased new in the late 1970s. It includes manuscript initials, 8th century to the 15th century, initials in printed books, 15th century through the 18th century, and initials and decorative alphabets, 19th century to 1925. Within these categories you will find 123 plates, with thick enough paper so that one lettering does not show through, 91 complete alphabets, and 3, 924 initials. All are in black & white so that you can scan and color as you wish. Very slight edgewear and some blue scuffing on the top back. Bibliography and sources incl... View more info

The Perfect Memo

By: Westheimer, Patricia H.

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Glenview, Illinois, U. S. A., Scott Foresman Trade: 1988

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 002665

ISBN: 0673381013

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Clear communication is essential in the business world. Filled with writing guidelines and real-life examples, The Perfect Memo helps you communicate your message fully, effectively, and confidently. Based on the author's five-part SPEAKWRITE system of writing, this book shows you how to write with the ease and flow of natural speech. You are taken from conception through execution of memo writing. You'll learn how to speak, plan, format, write and refine your memo. Includes an appendix and brief bibliography. The jacket has light wear at the corners and top of spine. The spine end has two ver... View more info

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The Word Circus: a Letter-Perfect Book

By: Lederer, Richard

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Springfield, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Merriam Webster: 1998

Seller ID: 003929

ISBN: 0877793549

Condition: New in New dust jacket

Best-selling language author Richard Lederer conducts a dazzling circus of words from the center ring, spinning the alphabet into acrostics, anagrams, charades, doublets, grammagrams, kangaroo words, pangrams, vowless words, and every other conceivable manner of letter juggling. Take your seat at the biggest top of all - the sawdust stage of letter play. Whether you're a professional palindromist of an amateur anagrammarian, you'll find a frolicking, rollicking circus of words in which the humor is guaranteed to be in tents! ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Toponymity: an Atlas of Words

By: Marciano, John Bemelmans

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Bloomsbury: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004175

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

In this ingenious follow-up to the popular Anonyponymous, the author brings us a new, geographic way of thinking about words. He takes us on a lively tour of American, European, and world history, revealing our linguistic heritage in all its richness and - to use another toponym - serendipity. Illustrated with maps drawn in Marciano's witty style, this book is consistently smart and entertaining. Did you know that Tuxedo Park, New York, brought Americans a staple of formal wear? Or that Bikini Atoll gave us something dramatically less formal? You'll learn this and so much more from this slende... View more info

Word Watcher's Handbook: a Deletionary of the Most Abused and Misused Words

By: Martin, Phyllis

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 000364

ISBN: 0312055404

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

For those of us who become confused when there are several words that may work. Should you say insure or ensure? Allude, or elude, healthy or healthful? You'll find the answers you need in this book. This classic compendium for correctess includes even more word lists, charts, quizzes, and cartons to help cleanse your writing and speech of cliches, weak words, feeble phrases, inappropriate slang, jargon, and downright malapropisms. It delivers solid grammar and usage guidelines, do's and don'ts, and an eminently useful "Deletionary, " listing words and phrases to avoid at all costs. 16... View more info