PICKERING, JOHN A Vocabulary, or a Collection of Words and Phrases which have been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America. To Which is Prefixed an Essay on the Present State of the English Language in the United States.
Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1816. First edition. Original paper backed blue boards, printed paper spine label. 9 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches (24 x 14.25 cm); [i]-vii, -64, 41-48 (gathering 6 repeated, gathering 9 not present), 73-206 pp., with 1 p. errata at rear. Staining, soiling, and wear to boards, spine label largely perished, joints cracked, contents with occasional pale spotting, old ownership signature, remnants of library label to spine, library bequest bookplate with discard stamp, and library collections stamp on title, a few manuscript notations in pencil, uncut. The corrected and considerably expanded first edition of the first book on Americanisms. A shorter version had previously been published in 1815 in the Memoirs of the American Academy. Sabin 62638.
C The Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Collection
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