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THE BASIC DICTIONARY by C. K. Ogden, 1932, reprint
130 pages , 4¼" x 6¾" x ³/8" . Price : $15.95
ISBN: 4-590-00862-9 Paperback
Putting into Basic the 7,500 words most used in normal English.
A pocket dictionary intended for translators. Useful for those working wth Basic English as a language in that Basic, international, and compound words are highlighted.
THE GENERAL BASIC ENGLISH DICTIONARY by C. K. Ogden, 1940, 31st impression.
480 pages , 4-7/8" x 7¼" x 1" . Price : $24.95
ISBN: 4-590-00584-0 Soft cover.
This is a normal paperback, desk dictionary of 20,000 words (40,000 senses)
in which the definitions are given in simple Basic English. See introduction
Postage and package.
USA : $2.50 for the one or two books delivered by postal "Media Mail".
First Class delivery for either book costs $3.00. "Priority Mail" costs $5.00.
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We note that most international bookstores quote $10 for international sales.
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Personal checks must clear -- but still may be faster than
delivery from overseas.
(Yes, we investigatef providing through an
online bookstore if demand develops, but that would
cost you a premium -- for example, to sell through e-Bay adds $4.73
to the cost of The General Basic English Dictionary.)
As you may know,
Book East is the
sole U.S. distributor in the United States
for the books published by The Hokuseido Press.
This is the only source of Basic English books that we know.
BookEast does not stock the books, but relays orders to
Japan where the publisher stocks the books.
It will take 6-8 weeks to arrive at your door.
Our initial order a couple years ago arrived in less than 4 weeks.
We may have gotten their demo-stock, because several people have
reported taking over six weeks and forced us to initiate this service.
Our next two orders each took seven weeks intransit by sea-mail.
We bought a small quantity of the
two dictionaries from BookEast so as to make them available quickly as a service to our developers.
You may now receive your copies without international delay.
This is a simple service.
Book prices are as established by BookEast. Packaging and shipping is
intended to cover the actual cost of a mailing envelope
and postage -- therefore are subject to change as postal rates change.
- There is a book seller in Hong Kong.
- Other countries can write or E-mail the publisher, Hokuseido Press. Ask if they have an agent to serve your country and if not, ask if they will
sell the book(s) directly to you. They have been good in the past, but readers say they recently have not received answers. If there is an agent your country, please tell us so that we can tell other readers.
- If you find it necessary to order from the Institute, then see if your bank has a correspondent relationship with a US bank, then have your
check made from that US bank in USD$ to the Basic English Institute.
- Another way is by International Postal Money Order -- the post offices in the following countries will sell you an International Postal Money Order (check) in USD$ that you can mail.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A company sells the three-book set of "English Through Pictures" by Richards and Gibson..
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