Title: A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and ...
Publisher: Cummings and Hilliard, Boston
Publication Date: 1816
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, -206,  (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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