Dictionary of Americanisms. A glossary of words and phrases, usually regarded as peculiar to the United States. John Russell Bartlett.
Dictionary of Americanisms. A glossary of words and phrases, usually regarded as peculiar to the United States

Dictionary of Americanisms. A glossary of words and phrases, usually regarded as peculiar to the United States

New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1848. First edition, 8vo, pp. xxvii, [1], 412; original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine; a few cracks to spine; hinges reinforced, preliminaries foxed, else very good and sound. Late 19th-century bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary ownership signature on title page. This popular and influential work went through four editions, the last in 1878, and was translated into Dutch and German. After Pickering's Vocabulary of Words Peculiar to The United States (1815), which treated a mere 500 words, no significant work on Americanisms appeared until this work of Bartlett, which Mencken calls "the first attempt at a comprehensive dictionary of Americanisms." Kennedy 11380; Sabin 3738; Vancil, p. 20. Item #44581

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