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1 Franklyn, Julian A DICTIONARY OF NICKNAMES
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1962). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket. 
Octavo. The first authoritative survey of nicknames by a leading etymologist. 132 pages, reverse references, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Harder, Kelsie B., editor ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF PLACE NAMES: United States and Canada
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. 
A lively, informative dictionary of North American place names that includes the origin, meaning, and historic importance of over 15,000 names, as well as a listing of each locality derived from the name. 631 pages; bibliography, 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 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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4 McArthur, Lewis A. OREGON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
(Portland): Binfords & Mort, for the Oregon Historical Society 1944. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. A fine, mostly unopened copy in blue cloth with a paper title-label on the spine; in a very good dust jacket with a small circular stain at the top, some internal tape repairs, light chipping, and several edge-tears. 
Tall octavo. This comprehensive volume has garnered a glowing blurb from H.L. Mencken, "The best thing of its kind I have ever seen." 581 pages, index. A handsome volume. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 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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6 Stewart, George R. NAMES ON THE GLOBE
New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. First edition. Fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper that is slightly shelfworn. 
411 pages including an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 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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