Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969. Second printing. Hardcover. Octavo [22 cm] Beige cloth covered boards with a brown ink stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The spine is subtly rolled, and the spine ends are gently bumped. There is minor darkening on the rear free endsheet. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The edges are very lightly creased. There is a tiny light stain on the front panel. Item #29449
From the jacket- "In this important survey, the author discusses the characteristics, origins, and present distribution of all the major pidgin and creole languages; their structure, both individually and in relation to the languages out of which they have arisen; and their linguistic, social, and political significance."