[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.