A Vocabulary, Or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to Be 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. John Pickering.

A Vocabulary, Or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to Be 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.

1816. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1816.

8vo., light brown clamshell box, vii, 206 pp., [1]. Original blue paper boards, rebacked with new paper label on spine (original label slipped in), minor foxing, binding somewhat rubbed; very good. Ink inscription on title, “I. Tucker’s, presented by the author.”

§ Second edition, presentation copy. Originally published in the Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and now republished with corrections and additions. This vocabulary of Americanisms or idioms was the first of its kind, and the only work on the subject until Bartlett’s work was published in 1848. Sabin 62638. Item #108060

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