Bookplate of previous owner, a scholar and professor, to pastedown; else Fine. No DJ. Collected and edited by Allan W. Futrell & Charles B. Wordell; Foreword by Stuart Berg Flexner. Octavo a burgundy cloth boards; xi, 417 p.; 24 cm; bibliographical references and index. A truly fascinating and rich work; with over twenty essays, among them: Argot of the Moonshiner, Circus and Carnival Argot, Lingo of the Jug-Heavy, Marijuana Users and their Lingo, Australian Element in American Criminal Argots, Speech Peculiarities of the North Atlantic Fishermen. All underworld bases covered for the pre-computer eras! // Crime and criminal language; Subculture--Slang. Onderwereld (misdaad) Taal. Subculture--Argot. Cant. Thieves argot. Crime speak.
CE6-Book has label on the spine, tape residue and stain on the top spine and top corners near it, chipping and wear on some cover edges, sides, and corners, library stamping on the page edges and front endpapers with a taped label and label, discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. Collected and Edited by Allan W. Futrell & Charles B. Wordell. Foreword by Stuart Berg Flexner.
First edition, review copy, with publisher's slip laid in; 8vo, pp. xi, , 417; generally a fine copy in the dust jacket. Twenty essays by a pioneering American linguist providing glimpses into the lives of marginal groups: drug addicts, gamblers, prostitutes, moonshiners, scam artists, forgers, etc.
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