[KIMBROUGH, Thomas C.]. Swinging Syllables.

(Memphis, TN ): Kimbrough Publishing, 1959.  First edition.  12mo.  Unpaginated.  Cool, and early dictionary of hipster slang. The volume was advertised in Playboy magazine and only sold via mail order.  A brief introduction states that the volume is not an exhaustive list of ‘cool’ terms but is intended to give a better understanding of ‘Jazz’ and ‘Beat’ talk.  The volume is illustrated with some cartoon like drawings to highlight some of the hip terms.  A very good copy in stapled wrappers, small ink squiggle on rear wrapper.  This copy with an example of the original mail order advertisement laid-in. Scarce.



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