Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
First edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with light sunning to edges, in alike, spine-sunned dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on the front paste down.
The making of the American language, from its Anglo-Saxon roots and its beginnings among the earliest settlers and pioneers, through its development during centuries of immigration and social change, to the American spoken in the late twentieth century. With an introduction by Alistair Cooke.