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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

by Gail Grant Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


New York: The Big Apple Quote Book

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

More than 1,000 quotes from Walt Whitman, Calvin Trillin, Helen Hayes, Lenny Bruce, and others comment on skyscrapers, subways, the boroughs, Lady Liberty, and why people love and hate New York City.


A Modern Herbal, Vol. II

by Margaret Grieve Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

Volume 2 of the fullest, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, more....


A Modern Herbal, Vol. I

by Margaret Grieve Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic...


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


Handbook of Knotting and Splicing

by Paul N. Hasluck Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Clearly written and amply illustrated with 208 figures, this classic guide ranges from simple and useful knots to complex varieties. Additional topics include rope splicing, working cordage, hammock making,...


The Devil's Dictionary: Complete & Unabridged

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Complete and unabridged, this paperback gift edition of an American humor classic presents more than 1,000 comic definitions praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."...


Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Katherine Lester & Bess Viola Oerke Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Illustrations of hats, veils, wigs, cravats, shawls, shoes, gloves, and other accessories enhance an engaging commentary that reveals the humor and charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644...


Spices and Herbs: Lore and Cookery

by Elizabeth S. Hayes Dover Publications (January 09, 2013)

More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.


A Dictionary of Symbols

by J. E. Cirlot Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....


The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (March 05, 2012)

Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions. Congratulations are "the civility of envy," a historian is a "broad-gauged gossip," many more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in...


The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

by William Strunk Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style...


Book of African-American Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver,...


Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations

by Bill Bradfield Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Over 450 memorable quotes from writers, political figures, and celebrities with provocative declarations from Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt, and Oprah Winfrey, among others....


Shakespeare: A Book of Quotations

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

With over 500 offerings from the most quoted writer in the English language, this modestly priced volume provides a luxurious assortment of memorable and profound thoughts on love, marriage, truth, beauty, more....


Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.


Music: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

More than 400 memorable quotes about the world of music, from Fred Allen to Oscar Wilde, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Florian Zabach. Wonderful for public speakers or just browsing.


Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

by Benjamin Franklin Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.


Wit and Wisdom of the American Presidents: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Over 400 memorable quotes: Coolidge's "The chief business of America is business," Carter's "Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread," Bush's "Read my lips: no new taxes," many...


Mother: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Quotes, sayings, and musings on motherhood — from the Roman poet Virgil to comedienne Phyllis Diller. Includes words by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Victor Hugo, Napoleon, Jacqueline Kennedy...


Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

More than 400 memorable quotes — expressed over the ages by writers, statesmen, military leaders, and other figures of note — are sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, and often provocative. Arranged alphabetically...


Friendship: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Over 400 timeless observations, including "A true friend is one soul in two bodies" (Aristotle), "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept," (Samuel Butler), many more. Great browsing, reference book....


Love: A Book of Quotations

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (April 10, 2013)

"A heart set on love will do no wrong," declared Confucius. This compact gift book presents an international assortment of romantic ruminations from ancient and modern philosophers, playwrights, poets, novelists,...