First Edition. Very Good. Item #5228
New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. First Edition. Octavo. 460 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by Frederic Cassidy to William Safire on front free endpaper with inscription "For Bill Safire - / DARE's [Dictionary of American Regional English] favorite Calumnist/Columnist / and fellow Philologer. / from / Fred Cassidy."
Fetschrift in honor of lexicographer Frederic G. Cassidy, including a wide range of essays divided into Early English, Creoles, Lexicography, and American Language. Some selections are, "Africanisms in Gullah: A Re-Examination of the Issues," by Salikoko S. Mufwene, "Folk Etymology in Trinidad and Tobago Lexicography," by Lise Winer, and "Reflections of Ojibwe Mythology in Place-Names of the Upper Midwest," by Lawrence T. Martin.
Green textured boards with spine and front stamped in gilt. A trifle worn at corners, else fine.