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1 Fricke, Charles W. 5000 CRIMINAL DEFINITIONS TERMS AND PHRASES
Los Angeles, California: Legal Book Store, (1966). Fourth edition: Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Blue covers display some inevitable rubbing, else very good plus in wraps. Quarto. Mimeographed four-page ''Glossary of Narcotic Slang'' laid in. 
Written for those who deal with criminals, this comprehensive handbook of legal and underworld language includes sections on narcotic slang, criminal jargon, legal terms and procedures, duties of police officers, and firearm terms. 91 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 O'Dwyer, John and Le Mage, Raymond A GLOSSARY OF ART TERMS
London: Peter Nevill Limited, (1950). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with light nicks to the upper spine edge. 
The language of art bristles with esoteric words and references. Here are not only definitions to those words, but full descriptions with a number of origins as well. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Parker, Sybil P., editor-in-chief MCGRAW-HILL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTERS: Second Edition
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1988). First printing thus. Hardcover. A fine copy without dust jacket. 
This Encyclopedia explores the diversity of electronics and computers in a comprehensive collection of 520 alphabetically arranged articles. Thick quarto. 1047 pages with an index. Hardcover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 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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8 Reifer, Mary DICTIONARY OF NEW WORDS
New York: Philosophical Library, (1955). B0006AU34M First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Endpapers uniformly age-toned, spine ends and lower shelf edges rubbed, else very good plus; in a very good plus dust jacket with edge tears and nicks. 234 pages. 
Dictionary of (then) new verbiage--ranging from the technical jargon of scholars and scientists to the racy lingo spawned by slang and popular writing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Sicherman, Barbara and Carol Hurd Green, editors NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: The Modern Period; A Biographical Dictionary
Cambridge, Ma: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1980. Reprint. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a shelf worn dust jacket. 
442 life stories of American women who have in some way affected American life. Tall octavo. 773 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 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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11 Williams, E.T. and Palmer, Helen M., editors THE DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY 1951-1960
(London): Oxford University Press, (1972). 0198652062 / 9780198652069 First edition: Reprinted (with corrections). Publisher's ''Facts and Figures'' pamphlet laid in. Hardcover. Fine in study dark Oxford grey cloth, spine titles and publisher's device gilt; in the original printed dust jacket. Thick tall octavo. 1150 pages; with a commulative index covering the years 1901-1960. 
The original DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY was published between 1885 and 1900 and was considered one of the great scholarly achievements of the Victorian Age. Each decade, a supplemental volume is issued--this volume contains 760 biographies. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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