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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
Cummings and Hilliard, Boston 1816 - First edition. vii, [i], [9]-206, [1, errrata], [1] pp. Interleaved throughout. 1 vols. 8vo. Interleaved Copy. Pickering's work on American usage first appeared in the Memoirs of the American Academy, and first in book form in 1815 in Cambridge.It was the first book on Americanisms and the only one until Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms in 1848. Among the terms discussed: drouth for drought, constitutionality, clitchy (means sticky), squatters, spunk, punk, banditti, book-store, barbecue, and a host of other words now in common use.Previous owner Baxter Dickinson (1795-1875) was an American minister, a founder of Amherst College with his brother Austin, and a cousin of the poet Emily Dickinson. Sabin 62638; American Imprints 38631; Kennedy 11365; Vancil, p. 192 Full American tree calf, red morocco title label. Spine with some wear and cracking, label removed from ffep with small shelf label remaining, signature of Baxter Dickinson on ffep vii, [i], [9]-206, [1, errrata], [1] pp. Interleaved throughout. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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