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The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States. Supplement I-II / by H. L. Mencken.

Author/Creator:
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Other Title:
American language. Supplement I-II
Supplement One. The American Language
Supplement Two. The American Language
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1945-48. (Norwood, Massachusetts : Composed, printed, and bound by The Plimpton Press)
Format/Description:
Book
2 v. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
English language.
Americanisms.
Names -- United States.
Names, Personal -- United States.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States Massachusetts Norwood.
Notes:
With half-titles.
"Typography and binding designs by W. A. Dwiggins."
Black cloth boards with Mencken arms blindstamped on front cover and Borzoi emblem blindstamped in lower right hand corner of back cover. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt.
Price from dustjackets.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Culture Class Collection copies Supplements I and II have dustjackets retained.
Culture Class Collection copy Supplement I has ms. annotation "Please return to Burton Rascoe".
Culture Class Collection copy Supplement II inscribed "Siefried Weisberger with my best. H. L. Mencken. March 10, 1948". Also contains typewritten address from Mencken to Weisberger at the Peabody Book Shop pasted on front free endpaper.
Culture Class Collection copy Supplement II has "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.".
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Weisberger, Siegfried (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy Supplement 2)
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy Supplement 2)
Penn Chronology:
1945-1948
Contributor:
Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
226072388
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