Essex, CT: Verbatim, 1985. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (25.5cm.); gilt-stamped, dark red publisher's cloth-backed boards in natural tan pictorial dustwrapper; 267pp. Textblock is edgestained red; clear and bright. Pages off-white stock as-issued with mild handling wear, creased lower corners, else Near Fine. Boards also Near Fine or better; front board's lower corner is dented, corresponding to a tear on dustwrapper. Wrappers show mostly trivial wear otherwise; small tear on rear board's lower margin; just about Near Fine. A comprehensive glossary of over 3000 words and phrases used in America during the Colonial perod (1608-1783). Includes an index of entries listed by category, such as food and drink, plants and animals, measurements, military/nautical terms, "earthy terms", and more.