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THE SCOUNDREL'S DICTIONARY ...
The scoundrel's dictionary, or an explanation of the cant words used by the thieves, house-breakers, street-robbers and pick-pockets about town. To which is prefixed, some curious dissertations on the art of wheedling; and a collection of their flash songs, with a proper glossary. The whole printed from a copy taken on one of their gang, in the late scuffle between the watchmen and a party of them on Clerkenwell-Green; which copy is now in the custody of one of the constables of that parish.


London: printed for J. Brownnell, 1754.
32 p. ; 19.0s cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Horizontal chain lines. ESTC t85050.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Francis Grose's A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue, 3rd ed., 1796 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, green leather spine-label. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 19 June 1830. (Spiers Box).

Reference Number 4580


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