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A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A Classical Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue

by Francis Grose (1788)

Description: Second Edition; Corrected and Enlarged. One of the earliest and still one of the most important dictionaries of "street" language, this dictionary in the enlarged second edition also cleans up some of the more objectionable entries from the first (extremely scarce) edition. This copy has been rebound as if for a library, but bears no indi. Published by S. Hooper 1788. Good Condition. The paper has begun to become brittle; some sizeable chips missing from the first several pages (with no loss of text). Also some closed tears to text In our South Lamar store.Dimensions: Octavo (5.5 x 8.5) Spine notes: spine has minimal rubbing and bumping, gilt debossed title still very clear Item Format: Hardback

  • Condition: Used - Good
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Date: 1788
  • Listing Date: 10/04/2018
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