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GROSE, Francis (1731?--1791)
A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue. The third edition, corrected and enlarged.
London: printed for Hooper and Co., 1796.
xvi, [236] p. ; 21.2 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By the antiquary Francis Grose. Includes the prefaces to the first and second editions. First published in 1785, this dictionary together with A provincial glossary, with a collection of local proverbs, and popular superstitions, first published in 1787, formed the largest collection of "cant" or slang terms omitted from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary. ESTC t138426.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with The scoundrel's dictionary, 1754 (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 4579


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