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Author Name    Avis, Walter S., Editor-In-chief. Charles Crate, Patrick Drysdale, Douglas Leechman, Matthew H. Scargill.

Title   A DICTIONARY OF CANADIANISMS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto W.J. Gage 1967

Seller ID   28495

927 pp, 9 13/16" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, maroon endpapers. Clear dustwrapper, maroon slipcase with gold lettering/crest on front panel. A small number of b&w drawings. "The purpose of (this book) is to provide a historical record of words and expressions characteristic of the various spheres of Canadian life during the almost four centuries that English has been used in Canada. The dictionary is intended to provide the meaning, or meanings, of such terms and, where relevant, their pronunciation, etymology, and scope - both in time and space; moreover, through dated quotations, an extensive cross-referencing system, illustrative drawings, and explanatory notes relating to usage, disputed origins and other contentious matters, the editors have sought to create an informative, entertaining, and valuable reference work. Finally, the dictionary should demonstrate that a substantial vocabulary relating to both today and yesterday has been developed by Canadians in pursuing their many activities throughout their vast and varied homeland." from the Introduction. Very light browning at top/bottom edge of spine. Clear dust jacket has one small and one medium chip at top edge, one tiny edge tear, light rubbing, light red color transferred to flaps from endpapers. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny scuffs.

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