New York, NY: AMS Press Inc., 1972. First Edition Thus. Brown cloth over boards with titling in black on the spine. 20.75" x 17", Elephant folio. Vol. 1, Parts 1 & 2, Maps 1 - 242:  1 - 242 pp, pagination similar in all volumes. Vol. 2, Parts 1 & 2, Maps 243 - 491 and Vol. 3 Parts 1& 2, Maps 492 - 734.
LANE was the first component of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States (LAUS). LAUS was first proposed in 1928 by a committee of the Modern Language Association, and the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). In 1931, the LSA Council granted approval for the study of New England speech. Staff for the project came from Brown University and the University of Vermont. Field workers transcribed the responses from more than 400 survey participants.Additionaly, some trascriptions were recorded and are now digitized at the LIbrary of Congress. Over all very good minus ex-libris markings, 4" x 2" adhesive residue removed on upper front corner of all volumes from previous labeling, Oregon State University stamp and de-accession black stripe on all exterior edges, rear endpaper has library card pocket an due date sticke attachd. The text block is all clean, well bound, no marks inside and near fine condition. Item #2966
"However one comes to use the New England Atlas, he will find it a work to be admired, not only as a repository of valuable data but as an example of scholarship of tough, unsparing integrity." (Preface).