Limited edition of The American Language by H.L. Mencken, published in 1919.
Octavo, x, 374pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, title printed on spine. Top edge dyed blue. Light wear from cloth from handling. Previous ownership signature on front free endpaper. Hinges reinforced with archival repair on both endpapers. From a limited edition of 1500 copies, this being number 339.
H.L. Mencken was a prolific American journalist, satirist, cultural critic, and author who wrote numerous books throughout his career. “The American Language” (1919) – is one of Mencken’s most famous works, in which he explores the development and idiosyncrasies of the English language in the United States.
Full title: The American Language – A Preliminary Inquiry in the Development of English in the United States