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1 Adams, Ramon F. THE COWMAN SAYS IT SALTY
Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly worn pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations by Vic Donohue. 
Lively, anecdotal study of cowboy slang by the noted (and then octagenarian) Western bibliographer and linguistic scholar. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Adams, Ramon F. WESTERN WORDS: A Dictionary of the American West
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). First edition thus: Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. Fine in rough-woven light blue cloth with black and gilt stamped titles to spine; in illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. 
Classic lexicon of Western slang and idiom, greatly expanded in scope to include not only the cowman's language, but also that of the sheepman, rodeo performer, trapper, buffalo hunter, gambler, et. al. Peerless in authority, and compulsively readable. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Asimov, Isaac WORDS FROM THE MYTHS
(New York, New York): A Signet Book/The New American Library, (1969). First paperback edition, first printing. Mass market paperback. Mild rubbing to the covers, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
The popular author explores our living heritage from the ancient world describing the influences on modern language. With illustrations by William Barss. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Brown, Ivor WORDS IN SEASON
Soho Square, London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Tiny smudge to one page, one corner tip very lightly bumped, else this would be a fine copy in decorated boards; in a matching dust jacket that has been neatly price-clipped by the publisher and a new price rubber-stamped to the lower front flap. 
Amateur (in the truest sense) word fancier Brown turns his easy-going scholarship and appealing prose style to the investigation of words associated with the seasons, following the year as it ripens in blossom and fruit, sports and recreations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 Hagerman, Paul Stirling IT'S AN ODD WORLD
New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., (1977). 0806901136 / 9780806901138 First edition. Hardcover. Vroman's small book ticket to the front endpaper, else fine in color illustrated boards; in a fine dust jacket with color illustrations that echo the covers. 
Hagerman, an unrelenting humorist, has gathered a hearty selection of zany, little-known facts and widely-accepted misconceptions into this collection of fun truths. Accompanied by chuckle-provoking illustrations by Arthur Friedman. 96 pages; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Marckwardt, Albert H. AMERICAN ENGLISH
New York: Oxford University Press, 1958. Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a slightly shelfworn dust jacket. 
The author relates the story of American English from colonial times to present. Out-of-print. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Marples, Morris UNIVERSITY SLANG
London: Williams & Norgate Ltd., (1950). First edition. Fine in dust wrapper. 
Small octavo. This book deals with the distinctive speech of the universities in England, the humorous coinages and other pecularities of idiom employed by undergraduates over a period of centuries. 187 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 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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12 Partridge, Eric; Foreman, Michael, illustrator COMIC ALPHABETS: Their Origin, Development, Nature
New York: Hobbs Dorman, (1967). First U.S. edition. In vivid green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket decorated with alphabetical melange. Hardcover. A hint of dust-soiling to top edge, else a fine, bright copy ; in a lightly rubbed dust jacket that shows fading to the spine panel. Liberally sprinkled with the stylish and amusing woodcut-style illustrations of Michael Foreman. 
"Into the origin and development of the comic alphabet from Old English and Medieval Greek down to the 1960's...Partridge has gone with that fusion of wit and scholarship which he has made peculiarly his own." Foreman's first book! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 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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14 Severn, Bill PEOPLE WORDS
New York: Ives Washburn, Inc., (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting (from a laid-in news clipping) to front endsheets, otherwise this would be a fine, fresh copy in vivid green cloth lettered in black to the spine; in a faintly age-toned, mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
A collection of eponyms--words or expressions that grew out of proper names--from "According to Hoyle" to "Zombie." Entertaining and informative. 184 pages, including index. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 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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