A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases which have been Peculiar to the United States of ...

A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases which have been 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

Pickering, John (1777-1846)

Published by Cummings and Hilliard, Boston, 1816
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Title: A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and ...

Publisher: Cummings and Hilliard, Boston

Publication Date: 1816

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.


Original boards, rebacked, with printed paper spine label; 8vo (238 x 140 mm); pp. [i]-vii, [8]-206, [1] (errata). Presentation copy, inscribed in an unknown hand on the title-page: "I. Tucker's presented by the author." A little light spotting, mostly confined to prelims and terminals. An excellent, untrimmed copy, in custom cloth box. Sabin 62638. A true patriot and scholar, Pickering begins, "The preservation of the English language in its purity throughout the United States is an object deserving the attention of every American, who is a friend to the literature and science of his country." He later defends American barbecue, after finding it incorrectly described by the French. Bookseller Inventory # D6868

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