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Beginning Greek with Homer An Elementary Course Based on Odyssey V, Beetham, Frank
1 Beetham, Frank Beginning Greek with Homer An Elementary Course Based on Odyssey V
London, England Bristol Classical Press / Gerald Duckworth & Co. 2002 Corrected Edition Paperback Near Fine 
This book is a Trade paperback. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This course for absolute beginners commences with the Greek alphabet and explains fully each new word and grammatical point, guiding even an initially Greekless reader to translate a key book of the Odyessey." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Oh, China! Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners, Chou, Chih-p'ing, Perry Link, Xuedong Wang
2 Chou, Chih-p'ing, Perry Link, Xuedong Wang Oh, China! Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1997 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Oh, China! is a textbook for the growing number of advanced beginners who are studying Mandarin Chinese." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Esperanto The World Interlanguage New Revised Edition, Connor, George A. , Doris T. Connor, William Solzbacher, and The Very Rev. Dr. J. B. Se-Tsien Kao
3 Connor, George A. , Doris T. Connor, William Solzbacher, and The Very Rev. Dr. J. B. Se-Tsien Kao Esperanto The World Interlanguage New Revised Edition
New York Thomas Yoseloff 1959 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, several small edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing. The bottom front dust jacket flap has been clipped (but not price clipped). "Esperanto grew throughout the 20th century, both as a language and as a community of speakers, despite speakers facing persecution in regimes such as Nazi Germany. Esperanto speakers continued to establish organizations and publish periodicals tailored to specific regions and interests. In 1954, the United Nations granted official support to Esperanto as an international auxiliary language in the Montevideo Resolution. Several writers have contributed to the growing body of Esperanto literature, including William Auld, who received the first nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature for a literary work in Esperanto in 1999, followed by two more in 2004 and 2006. " 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Farsi (Persian) Phrasebook The Language of Iran, Dehghani, Yavar
4 Dehghani, Yavar Farsi (Persian) Phrasebook The Language of Iran
Victoria, Australia Lonely Planet Publications 2001 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
This is a mass-market (pocket-sized) paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Theory Of Semiotics, Eco, Umberto
5 Eco, Umberto A Theory Of Semiotics
Bloomington, IL Indiana University Press 1976 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This is the author's first book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is one spot of foxing to the front cover and some light generalized foxing to the foredge of the text block. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and several noticeable spots of rubbing to the front cover and front flap joint. " Umberto Eco's Chair is the first appointment in any university explicitly designated as a Professorship of Semiotics...He presents in his new work a highly original theory of sign production, including a carefully wrought typology of signs and of modes of production. His book illuminates, as well, one of his chief concerns: where do the political, epistemological, and natural boundaries of semiotics lie?" "Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) ; is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication. It is not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology which is a subset of semiotics. This includes the study of signs and sign processes, indication, designation, likeness, analogy, allegory, metonymy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Stops A Handbook for Those Who Know Their Punctuation and for Those Who Aren't Quite Sure, Gay, Robert M. (Introduction by)
6 Gay, Robert M. (Introduction by) Stops A Handbook for Those Who Know Their Punctuation and for Those Who Aren't Quite Sure
Middlebury, VT Middlebury College Press 1941 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The price-clipped dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and small chips missing. The front cover of the dust jacket has some light toning. "Punctuation (formerly sometimes called pointing) is the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and the correct reading, both silently and aloud, of handwritten and printed texts. Another description is: "The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, in order to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc. , by means of such marks." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Leshono Suryoyo First Studies in Syriac, Healey, John F.
7 Healey, John F. Leshono Suryoyo First Studies in Syriac
Piscataway, NJ Gorgias Press 2005 1st Revised Edition; 2nd Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This is a new edition of a Syriac grammar first published at the University of Birmingham in 1980...and subsequently reprinted many times. The University Semitics Study Aids series had been funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The book was also reprinted for private use with minor modifications by the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded upon the Thesaurus Syraiacus, Smith, J. Payne (editor)
8 Smith, J. Payne (editor) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded upon the Thesaurus Syraiacus
Eugene, OR Wipf and Stock Publishers 1999 Facsimile reprint Paperback Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition. This 1999 edition is a facsimile reprint of the original published in 1902. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "In this monumental reference work, Jessie Payne Smith has abridged the great two-volume work, Thesaurus Syriacus, by her late father. But her task was not simply to edit down the earlier, massive tomes. She also provided English translations for each entry and additional notations." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Whole Of Esperanto And the Means of Learning it Without Lessons, by Reding a Little Story, The American Esperantist Co. Inc.
9 The American Esperantist Co. Inc. The Whole Of Esperanto And the Means of Learning it Without Lessons, by Reding a Little Story
West Newton, MA The American Esperantist Co. Inc. 1910 Paperback Very Good- 
C1910. This is a small format paperback book / booklet (approx. 4" x 3") with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good- condition. The bottom spine end has tearing and a bit of beginning rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front cover of the booklet. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though with some beginning generalized toning. This small booklet teaches beginning Esperanto with basic grammatical elements, alphabet, and a beginning story. "Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language. L. L. Zamenhof, a Polish-Jewish ophthalmologist, created Esperanto in the late 19th century and published the first book detailing it, Unua Libro, in 1887 under the pseudonym Doktoro Esperanto, Esperanto translating as "one who hopes". His original title for the language was simply the international language (lingvo internacia) , but early speakers grew fond of the name Esperanto and began to use it as a name for the language in 1889, which quickly gained prominence and has been used as an official name ever since." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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