Typed Letter Signed. H. L. MENCKEN.

Typed Letter Signed

Baltimore: 1945.

Interesting T.L.S. with three holograph corrections, oblong 8vo. 1 page, personal letterhead, Baltimore, Maryland, November 29, 1945, explaining the various meanings of the word quiff, in part: "...The use of quiff at Pomona College in a sense not obscene, really amazes me. As a verb the word has been in use in England for at least a century and a half, and is still popular slang there in the sense of to copulate. In the United States, at least here in the East, it has been in wide use for many years as a noun, meaning the female pudenda. Obviously, some student picked it up innocently, and introduced it on the Pomona campus..." Small piece missing at the top right-hand margin - otherwise in good condition.

American

Binding: Unbound
Condition: Very Good
Language: English

Price: $250.00

Item #284942

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