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The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal
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The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal

By [Hotten, John Camden]

London. London: Chatto & Windus. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1874. "A New Edition". Hardcover. Original publisher's dark brown boards with bright gilt decoration and titles to front cover and spine; boards have moderate scuffing and rubbing, wear to extremities of boards, a little fraying to extremities of spine. Cadger's map of a begging district in gilt on front cover and also printed opposite the title page. Hinges are cracked; binding is otherwise fairly tight with boards a little loose. Pages are clean, in excellent condition. A lengthy alphabetical catalogue of books then currently offered by the publisher is bound in. Book was published in 1874; it is NOT a modern reprint. . One of several editions of this classic work, this is the 1874 edition, a fairly early printing. The first 70 pages are occupied by three essays on the history, secret language and hieroglyphics used by vagabonds. The remaining 300 pages consist of the dictionary itself and a brief Bibliography. No author or editor is identified for this edition, but the author/editor of the original work was John Camden Hotten. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 382 pages. C6 .

$75.00

The King's English on Horseback: a Humorous Phrase Dictionary
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The King's English on Horseback: a Humorous Phrase Dictionary

By Rodale, J. I.

Emaus, PA. Emaus, PA: Rodale Publications. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1938. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A humorous synonym phrase dictionary, including mostly slang and coloquial English. 228p. An inch-wide chunk of jacket along the top edge of fron and back panel and spine is missing, chips and tears, bright and clean, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. . By the very same J. I. Rodale of organic gardening fame. This is the first edition. It is NOT a reprint. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 228 pages. J2 .

$21.50