American tramp and underworld slang;: Words and phrases used by hoboes, tramps, migratory workers and those on the fringes of society,

Irwin, Godfrey

Published by Sears, 1930
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Title: American tramp and underworld slang;: Words ...
Publisher: Sears
Publication Date: 1930
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Irwin, Godfrey (edited by with essays on the slng & the songs); Partridge, Eric (terminal essay on American slang in its relation to English thieves' slang)
Published by New York: Sears Publishing Co., Inc. (1930)
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Book Description New York: Sears Publishing Co., Inc., 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Octavo bound in brick-red colored cloth. Condition: binding somewhat worn, soiled and a bit frayed; corners bumped; else a good, tight copy. 264 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 303645

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Irwin, Godfrey, editor; and Eric Partridge
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Book Description Gryphon Books, Ann Arbor, MI, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint edition. Hardcover in green cloth boards. No dust jacket. 1971 reprint of Sears Publishing first printing. Book is clean and crisp, with slight spine slant and loosening spine. Text pages are bright and fresh. Editor Irwin has contributed essays on the slang and the songs. Eric Partridge has a "terminal essay" on American slang in its relation to English thieves' slang. 8vo. 264 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 78632

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Irwin, Godfrey, ed.
Published by Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scolartis Press [1931] (1931)
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Book Description Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scolartis Press [1931], 1931. Book Condition: Fair. London: Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scholaris Press, 1931. 1st U.K. edition. 8vo. 263pp. Acceptable condition. Missing dust jacket, else near fine. Light edgewear, a seller's label to the lower front pastedown and an owner's name and date to the FFEP. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # SA19A-00351

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Irwin, Godfrey, ed.
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Book Description Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scola, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Orange cloth cover shows minor wear and rubbing, soiling. Pages are clean, text is intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001402300

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Irwin, Godfrey, ed.
Published by Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scolartis Press, London (1931)
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Book Description Eric Partridge Ltd. at the Scolartis Press, London, 1931. First British edition limited to 1000 copies, 8vo, pp. 263, [1], [2] ads; very good in original orange cloth (soiled), spine darkened, extremities a bit rubbed and worn. The first edition of this book was actually published by Sears in New York a year earlier. Bookseller Inventory # 41728

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Irwin, Godfrey, & Eric Partridge.
Published by Eric Partridge at the Scolartis Press, London (1931)
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Book Description Eric Partridge at the Scolartis Press, London, 1931. First British edition, 8vo, pp. 263, [1], [2] ads; very good in original orange cloth. The first edition of this book was actually published by Sears in New York a year earlier. Bookseller Inventory # 41689

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Irwin, Godfrey
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Book Description Sears, New York, 1931. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Edited by Irwin with essays on the slang and the songs; terminal essay on American slang in its relation to English thieves' slang by Eric Partridge. Publication date not stated; "pub. July 1931" pencilled at bottom of title page; introduction dated Dec. 1930. [264] pp. Former owner's bookplate; another's name written in pencil on front pastedown. Light wear to covers and spine; slight age-yellowing to pages. An intriguing compilation representative of a mostly dark side of 1920's America, with much of the vocabulary dealing with survival or law enforcement issues. For example, a louse cage was "a hat, which is supposed to confine the lice." Includes 26 verses of "Frankie and Johnnie.". Bookseller Inventory # 5815

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