Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1816.
Second edition, revised and corrected. 206,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue-grey boards, slightly stained; recent paper spine in antique style. 19th century library bookplate on front pastedown. Untrimmed, internally very clean, a near fine copy. Sabin 62638; American Imprints 38631. Item #247335
Second, revised and corrected edition, of Pickering's classic analysis of American English. A VOCABULARY... first appeared in the MEMOIRS... of the American Academy, and first in book form in 1815 in Cambridge. Among the Americanisms discussed: drouth for drought, constitutionality, clitchy (means sticky), squatters, spunk, banditti, and a host of other words now in common use.
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