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Dictionnaire de la Langue Francais, 5 volumes: Tome I (A-C), Tome II (D-H), Tome III (I-P), Tome IV (Q-Z) + Supplement
Littre E., Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1873-1877. Half-leather covers. In-4. 944 pages pour le tome I, tome II from 946 to 2080; tome 3 1396pp; tome IV from 1398 to 2628 and 375 + 84 pages pour les Suppléments. Condition acceptable (heavily worn but structurally sound, text unmarked) $325
Supplement contains terms of art, science, agriculture, etc. Followed by an etymological dictionary of all the words of Oriental origin by Marcel Devic. Text in 3 columns.
Contents: 1. Pour la Nomenclature, tous les mots du Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, tous les termes usuels des sciences, arts, metiers et vie pratique. 2. Pour la Grammaire, la prononciation, etc. 3. Pour la signification des mots, les definitions, synonymes, etc. 4. Pour la partie historique, une collection de phrases appartenant aux anciens ecrivains, etc. 5. Pour l'Etymologie, La détermination de chaque mot, etc.
Condition: G-. Fair-only with generally heavy wear; corners bumped to boards; some rippling to pages from dampstain, PO's name on ffeps, but all bindings intact; texts appear unmarked. A fairly worn and clearly used but still complete working copy of this important reference work. (NB: extra shipping for this set due to weight.)
Diblos Notebook by James Merrill, PROOF copy. Condition Poor-to-fair only. $125.
1965, first uncorrected proof. Yellow unlaminated wraps, with author's name on half-title page.
PO's name in ink on ffep. Wraps heavily soiled/discolored, with what looks like a tea- or coffee-stain running along bottom edge and wrapping around heel; back of wraps also splashed and discolored; plus edgewear, chipping, corners dented. Discoloration from stain touches last ~20pp less than 1mm along bottom edge. Binding heavily creased but intact; text clean with a few tiny spots else unmarked. A very homely but sound copy of this scarce proof copy of Merrill's second book.