Americanisms--Old & New. A Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Colloquialisms Peculiar to the ... Americanisms--Old & New. A Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Colloquialisms Peculiar to the ...

Americanisms--Old & New. A Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Colloquialisms Peculiar to the United States, British America, the West Indies, &c., &c., Their Derivation, Meaning and Application, Together with Numerous Anecdotal, Historical, Explanatory and Folk Lore Notes

Farmer, John S. (edited and compiled by)

Published by Privately Printed by Thomas Poulter & Sons, London, 1889
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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564 pages. One of the key dictionaries of American English terms from the 19th century. It includes words like bookstore (as opposed to the standard English book shop), as well as a few drinks terms (brandy smash, egg nog, cocktail--'a drink of a very seductive character, very popular with Americans everywhere'), geographical references (Mason and Dixon Line), exclamations (jewhillikens), guns (nine synonyms for revolver, including My Unconverted Friend), etc. First edition (first printing). Rebound to style in blue paper-covered boards with a linen spine; modern paper label. Interior contents nearly fine; deckle edges of the leaves beginning to flake. Signed and numbered on the title page, as issued. Bookplate of the well-known Philadelphia bibliophile, Moncure Biddle. Bookseller Inventory # 141361

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Title: Americanisms--Old & New. A Dictionary of ...

Publisher: Privately Printed by Thomas Poulter & Sons, London

Publication Date: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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