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1 Carter, Harley DICTIONARY OF ELECTRONICS
New York City, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., (1967). First U.S. edition. Trade Paperback. Physicist Daniel Deutsch's small owner label on the front endper, with creases and a minor slice to the covers, otherwise a very good copy in illustrated wraps. 
Trade paperback. 410 pages, addenda, appendices. The concise but explanatory definitions are further aided by text illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Funk, Charles Earle WHAT'S THE NAME, PLEASE?: A Guide to the Correct Pronunciation of Current Prominent Names
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1936. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very good plus in dust jacket with short shelf edge tears. 
1500 names are represented with rimes for easy pronunciation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Funk, Charles Earle WHAT'S THE NAME, PLEASE?: A Guide to the Correct Pronunciation of Current Prominent Names
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1936. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very good in heavily chipped dust jacket with several tears from the edges. 
1500 names are represented with aids for easy pronunciation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Geron, Leonard and Pravda, Alex, editors WHO'S WHO IN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES
London/New York: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., (1993). 1850434875 / 9781850434870 First edition. Hardcover. Minor soiling and a scratch to the lower page edges, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. A hefty reference source in a pleasingly usable format. 
An alphabetical listing with names of office holders, state committees, and national bodies combined with nearly 7,000 biographical entries detailing the personal life, careers and achievements of a wide array of leading public personalities. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Goldstein, Milton DICTIONARY OF MODERN ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1963). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in textured cream cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears. 
A single source guide for coined words, meanings of acronyms, and abbreviations used for government agencies, military services, computers, mechanical electronics and other specialized fields. Over 10,000 separate listings. 158 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Harvard University HARVARD ALUMNI DIRECTORY 1986
(Cambridge): Harvard University, 1986. First edition. A fine set in a fine slipcase. 
350th anniversary alumni directory. Two volumes issued in a cloth slipcase. Quarto. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Hopkins, Joseph G.E., managing editor CONCISE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Quarto. 
A one-volume abridgement of the multi-volume DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY with all the original 14,870 articles appearing in a scale of reduction of about one-to-fourteen. 1273 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Howat, Gerald, general editor WHO DID WHAT: The Lives And Achievements Of the 5000 Men And Women - Leaders Of Nations, Saints, Sinners, Artists And Scientists - Who Shaped Our World
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1974). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with minor wrinkles at the shelf extremities. 
450 illustrations inclluding 150 in color. 383 pages. Quarto. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Karst, Gene and Martin J. Jones, Jr. WHO'S WHO IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
New York: Arlington House, (1973). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Foreword by Red Smith. Thick octavo. 919 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Keiser, Albert COLLEGE NAMES: Their Origin and Significance
New York: Bookman Associates, Inc., (1952). First edition. Hardcover. Small inked price on the top corner of front flyleaf, else a near fine copy in dust jacket with some minor wear to edges. 
Octavo. A reference guide explaining the names of American colleges, drawn from the original records of the institutions; with a separate chapter on "Negro education." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Lapedes, Daniel N., editor-in-chief MCGRAW-HILL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1978). First edition. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, otherwise a near fine copy in a dust jacket with several short tears to the top shelf edges. 
Contains over 700 photographs; maps, tables, drawings, graphs and diagrams. Quarto. 915 pages, appendix, and an index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Meyers, Robert A., editor ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
San Diego: Academic Press, Inc., (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. 807 pages with a 2500-entry subject index. 300 illustrations with 70 tables. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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13 Oakes, Elizabeth H. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SCIENTISTS
(New York, N.Y.): Facts on File, Inc., (2001). 081604130X / 9780816041305 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper corner tips slightly bumped, else near fine and tight, in color illustrated boards; issued without dust jacket. 450 pages; bibliography; field index; country of birth index; country of activity index; birth date index; chronology; general index. 
Quarto. With 100 photographs, nearly 500 scientists are represented in entries that comprise a name, dates, nationality, specialties, and a 500 to 1,000 word biography. 200 women and minority scientists that have often been excluded are included here. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Pizer, Vernon INK, ART., AND ALL THAT: How American Places got Their Names
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, ((1976). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
Octavo. Illustrations by Tom Huffman. 126 pages, index of place-names. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Ralston, Anthony, editor ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
New York: Petrocelli/Charter, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket that is lightly tanning at the edges. 
More than 1000 illustrations, tables and charts. Quarto. 1529 pages, appendices, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Randall, Bernice WHEN IS A PIG A HOG?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words
New York: (Prentice Hall), (1991). 013955212X / 9780139552120 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Complete explanations together with definitions and comparisons make this a desirable reference. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Wagner, Leopold THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NAMES
New York: Thomas Whitaker, 1893. First edition. Bound in wine-red textured cloth, stamped in blind with device to front cover, lettered in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Mild staining, fading to spine, a few minor snags to spine crown, spotting to fore-edge, scattered soiling to textblock, traces of dampstain to upper edge, short edge tears to a few preliminary pages, a bit shaken; withal, a nice, very good plus copy! 
Terrifically readable reference source dovetails a plethora of fascinating facts into a smoothly honed narrative format, broken into thematic groups, such as: Articles of Attire, Things Theatrical, Weapons of Steel, Pet Names of American Cities, et alia! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 [Rhode Island Geographic Board] OFFICIAL GAZETTEER OF RHODE ISLAND
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1932. First edition. A nearly fine copy in wraps. 
Octavo. Compiled by the Rhode Island Geographic Board in cooperation with the United States Geographic Board. 95 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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