308 pages. Widely credited as the first substantial American slang dictionary, although it drew heavily on English sources. 'It would be hard to argue that Maitland's is a good dictionary of American slang, but neither is it considerably worse than others in circulation at the time'-- Coleman, History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries, vol. 3, p. 160. First edition (first printing). Hinges cracked, else very good. With the bookplate of the writer Eugene Field on the front pastedown and his signature and date on the front free endpaper. It is, of course, possible that this is one of the forgeries and false associations passed off by Field's son in the first half of the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The American Slang Dictionary: Embodying All...
Publisher: (Published for the Author by R. J. Kittredge & Co.)
Publication Date: 1891
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Chicago, (. for the Author by R.J. Kittredge & Co.), 1891., 1891. anticat16 (illustrator). First edition. 308pp. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Decorative end papers. Library markings from a German institution on the title page, paper label at base of spine (chipped), inner rear hinge cracked; a very good copy otherwise. The first American slang dictionary, not often encountered in decent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 51716
Book Description [printed for the author by R.J. Kittredge & Co.], Chicago, 1891. First edition limited to 250 copies of which this is no. 149, crown 4to, pp. 308; original black cloth, printed paper spine label; edges quite rubbed and worn, spine label heavily toned, hinges broken; ownership rubber stamp on front free endpaper and title page, else textblock about fine. Kennedy 11996; Vancil, p. 157. Bookseller Inventory # 45681