Title: Americanisms--Old & New. A Dictionary of ...
Publisher: Privately Printed by Thomas Poulter & Sons, London
Publication Date: 1889
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
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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