The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H. L. Mencken with a signed typed letter affixed inside front cover. 1919, Limited edition #133 of 1500, New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 374 pages hardcover book bound in navy blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Clean and firm with little fading of spine lettering and minor bumping of spine edges and corners. Considered one of the most significant studies of American English in the 20th century.
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