Americanisms Old and New.

Farmer, John S. (compiled and edited by).

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London: Thomas Poulter & Sons, 1889. 564 pp. 8vo. No. 153 published, with Farmer's signature to the title pg and the bookplate of Samuel A.B. Abbott - President of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees during the library's relocation to Copley Square, in 1895 - to the fpd. Vellum-bound hardcover, with leather title label to spine and gilt lettering and decoration to front. Title label is worn and lightly cracked, spine ends and corners are lightly bumped, light soiling to boards. Very light soiling to endpapers, minor foxing to title pgs and first few pgs of text. Interior otherwise clean and remarkably bright. "A Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Colloquialisms Peculiar to the United States, British America, the West Indies, &c., &c., Their Derivation, Meaning and Application, Together with Numerous Anecdotal, Historical, Explanatory, and Folk-Lore Notes." Very Good Hard Cover (Item ID: 119740)


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