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Author Title Price Purchase
(HOTTEN, John Camden). THE SLANG DICTIONARY. £ 20.00

London. Chatto & Windus. (1879?) pp . x, 382, 32 of adverts. Frontis. 8vo. Later quarter cloth, leather spine label, marbled boards. Later endpapers, browned. A New Edition. A good copy.

Reference: 86570


Manuscript. Circa 1800. pp. 16. Small 8vo. Card wrapper, stitched. The text is taken from The History of the Town and Parish of Halifax published by E. Jacobs in 1789 and includes not only the Vocabulary but also Remarks on the Dialect of Halifax and Number of Inhabitants in the Parish of Halifax in 1763 and 1764

Reference: 7216

ANON. THE GENTLEMAN AND LADY'S KEY, to Polite Literature; or A Compending Dictionary of Fabulous History: £ 65.00

Containing the Characters, and principal Actions ascribed to the heathen Gods, Godessesses, Heroes, etc and the manner in which the Ancients represented the Deities & Heroes, Virtues and Vices, in their Paintings, Statues and Gems; Together with some Account of their Poets, and References to the principal Places mentioned in their Works. Intended for the Assisitance of those who would understand Mythology, Poetry, Painting, Statuary and Theatrical Entertainments, and particularly adapted to the use of Latin and French Schools. London. J. Newbery. (1760?). pp. unnumbered (254) (vi), B - Y4. Frontis, 12mo in 6's. Modern boards with spine label. Lacking half title. ESTC 7922

Reference: 141260

ARMSTRONG, A; A. Mawer; F.M. Stenton, & Bruce Dickins. THE PLACE-NAMES OF CUMBERLAND. English Place-Name Society Vols XX, XXI, & XXII. £ 30.00

Cambridge University Press. 1971. 3 vols. pp. vii, 258; (v), 259 - 457; lxxx, 459 - 565. Folded map in rear pocket of third volume. 8vo. D/Ws. Reprint. Part I (Vol XX) Eskdale, Cumberland and Leath Wards; Part II (Vol XXI) Allerdale below Derwent and Allerdale above Derwent Wards; Part III (Vol XXII) Introductions etc. A very good, bright, clean set.

Reference: 10371

BAKER, Anne Elizabeth. GLOSSARY OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WORDS AND PHRASES, with Examples of their colloquial use, and Illustrations from Various Authors: To which are added The Customs of the County. £ 30.00

London. John Russell Smith. 1854. 2 vols. pp. xix, 410; 440. 12mo. Original blind stamped cloth. Spines sunned, slightly frayed at head & tail. Small split on hinge.There are sealing wax marks on the inside of all boards, but what has been stuck there thus has gone.

Reference: 8349

BANKS, William Stott. A LIST OF PROVINCIAL WORDS IN USE AT WAKEFIELD IN YORKSHIRE; with explanations, including a few descriptions of buildings and localities. £ 25.00

London. J. Russell Smith; Wakefield. W.R. Hall. 1865. pp. viii, 82. Small 8vo. Cloth. Front hinge cracked, spine chipped.

Reference: 7548

BARRERE, Albert. ARGOT AND SLANG. A new French and English Dictionary of the Cant Words, Quaint Expressions, Slang terms and Flash Phrases used in the high and low life of old and new Paris. £ 20.00

London. Whittaker & Co. 1902. pp. lx, 483. 8vo. Quarter cloth, with cloth boards. Spine dulled. A New Edition. A good copy.

Reference: 117687

BARRERE, Albert. ARGOT AND SLANG. A new French and English Dictionary of the Cant Words, Quaint Expressions, Slang terms and Flash Phrases used in the high and low life of old and new Paris. £ 18.00

London. G. Bell and Sons Ltd. 1911. pp. lx, 483. 8vo. Quarter cloth, with cloth boards. Spine dulled. A New Edition. Previous owners bookplate. A good copy.

Reference: 11768711

BROCKETT, John Trotter. A GLOSSARY OF NORTH COUNTRY WORDS, in use. From an original Manuscript, in the Library of John George Lambton, Esq., M.P. with considerable Additions. £ 120.00

Newcastle upon Tyne. T & J Hodgson for E. Charnley. 1825. pp. xxxvi, 243, errata. Engraved dedication before the titlepage. 8vo. Modern boards & spine label. 2 ink notations in text. 1st edition.

Reference: 10893


Oxford University Press. 2009. pp. xxiv, 489. 8vo. D/W. A very good copy. ISBN 9780199549375

Reference: 18756

DAVIES, Rev John. ON CELTIC WORDS used by Early English Writers. £ 12.00

Reprinted from the Cambrian Journal Vol II. Tenby. R. Mason. 1855. pp. 22. 8vo. Later wrapper. Slightly browned.

Reference: 9809


Exemplified in the Derivation of Roman-british, and later Denominations of Districts, Names of the principal Towns, and Appellations of the Features of Nature. From which nearly All the Explanations given to these Terms, by Verstegan, Skinner, Vallancey, Bryant, Borlase, Whitaker, Pryce, Macpherson, and other Etymologists, are shewn to be unfounded. To this Treatise are prefixed, the Principles by which Names were originally formed, from their primitive Gaelic Roots. Exeter. G. Dyer. 1805. pp. 295, (ix) of index. 8vo. Modern, contemporary style, full calf with pine labels. Pencil notations on the endpapers and occasionally in the margins.

Reference: 161380

EDMONDSTON, Thos. AN ETYMOLOGICAL GLOSSARY OF THE SHETLAND & ORKNEY DIALECT with some derivations of Names of Places in Shetland. (Partley Read at Two Meetings of the Philological Society in the Spring of 1866). £ 95.00

Edinburgh. Adam & Charles Black. 1866. pp. x, 166. Line drawings in the text. 8vo. Original cloth, spine faded, hinges beginning to fray, corners bumped, sheen of cloth removed in small patches. Inscribed 'With Kind regards from The Author' on the title page.

Reference: 518449


London. George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1931. pp. xii, 163. Frontis, 15 plates, 1 map - folded. 8vo. Green cloth.corners slightly bumped. Minor marginalia. Top 3rd of front free endpaper removed. 2nd and revised edition. A good copy.

Reference: 11259

GELLING, Margaret in collaboration with H.D.G. Foxall. THE PLACE-NAMES OF SHROPSHIRE. English Place-Name Society Vol. LXII/LXIII for 1984-5 & 1985-6. £ 10.00

Nottingham. English Place-Name Society. 1990. pp. xxix, 336. 8vo. D/W. Part 1 (Vol LXII/LXIII) The Manor Names of Shropshire. A very good, bright, clean copy. ISBN 0904889149

Reference: 76670

GELLING, Margaret in collaboration with H.D.G. Foxall. THE PLACE-NAMES OF SHROPSHIRE. English Place-Name Society Vol. LXX for 1992-93. £ 10.00

Nottingham. English Place-Name Society. 1995. pp. xxiv, 212. 5 maps. 8vo. D/W. Part 2 (Vol LXX) The Hundreds of Ford and Condover. A very good, bright, clean copy. ISBN 0904889432

Reference: 69139

GHIRARDINI, Alessandro. STUDJ SULLA LINGUA UMANA sopra alcune antiche inscrizioni e sulla ortografia Italiana. £ 25.00

Milano. Tipografia della Societa Cooperativa. 1869. pp. xii, 272, 144, 129, (i). Royal 8vo. Half calf, marbled boards, hinges rubbed.

Reference: 146564

GOLDIN, Hyman E.; Frank O'Leary & Morris Lipsius. (Editors). DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN UNDERWORLD LINGO. £ 35.00

New York. Twayne Publishers. 1950. pp. 327. 8vo. D/W, torn. A very good copy.

Reference: 14046

GROSE, Francis. A PROVINCIAL GLOSSARY; with A Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular Superstitions. £ 225.00

London. Edward Jeffrey. 1811. pp. iv, 124. Medium 4to. Original boards, paper spine with label. A new edition, corrected. With the bookplate of D.W.S Gray, the editior of the Cherryburn Times, the Journal of the Bewick Society, and with the armorial bookplate of Rev. I. G. Spurgeon, Vice President of the Suffolk Humane Society at Lowestoft.

Reference: 4943

HOLLOWAY, William. A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF PROVINCIALISMS written with a view to rescue from oblivion the fast fading relics of by-gone days. £ 60.00

Lewes. Sussex Press: Baxter & Son. 1838. pp. xxiv, 194, (ii) list of subscribers. 8vo. Contemporary style, later, slightly heavy half calf, marbled boards. Later endpapers. Some foxing throughout. Two manuscript notes. With the bookplate of John Lawson.

Reference: 5278

HOTTEN, John Camden. THE SLANG DICTIONARY; or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and Fast Expressions of High and Low Society. Many with their Etymology, and a few with their History traced. £ 25.00

London. John Camden Hotten. 1864. pp.xxi, 305, 5 + 12 of adverts. Frontis. 8vo. Green cloth. Thirteenth thousand. Front hinge slightly tender internally. A good copy.

Reference: 865765

JAMIESON, JOHN. AN ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE SCOTTISH LANGUAGE: illustrating the words in their different significations, by examples from ancient and modern writers; shewing their affinity to those of other languages, and especially the Northern; explaining many terms, which, though now obselete in England, were formerly common to both countries; and elucidating National Rites, Customs, and Institutions, in their analogy to those of other Nations: To which is prefixed A Dissertation on the origin of the Scottish Language. £ 275.00

With SUPPLEMENT TO THE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE SCOTTISH LANGUAGE. Edinburgh. University Press. 1808 - 1825 4 vols. No pagination to the first 2 volumes, Supplement 643; 712.. Crown 4to. Full calf, new spine and labels. New endpapers retaining previous owners bookplates. Some slight foxing. Corners slightly rubbed. 1st edition.

Reference: 4663


Manchester. The John Rylands Library & Manchester University Press. 1955. pp. 446 - 475. 8vo. Printed wrapper stitched as issued. Reprinted from the Bulletiin of the John Rylands Library Vol. 37, No. 2 March 1955.

Reference: 65288

LADVOCAT, Monsieur The Abbe Jean Baptiste. AN HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, containing an Account of the Hebrew Patriarchs and Princes, of Emperors, Kings, and Great Captains, of the Gods and Heroes of Pagan Antiquity, of the Popes, Holy Fathers, Celebrated Bishops, and Cardinals; also Historians, Poets, Orators, Divines, Lawyers, Physicians, etc with their principal works, and the best editions of them; Learned Women, Painters etc and all persons in general who have been illustrious, or famous, in any age or nation: Pointing out whatever is most remarkable, and most interesting, in sacred or in profane history. £ 100.00

Translated from the French of Monsieur The Abbe Ladvocat, Doctor, Librarian, and Orleans Professor in the Sorbonne by Catherine Collignon. Cambridge. By John Burges, Printer to the University. 1799 - 1801. 4 vols. No pagination. 8vo in 4ís. Half vellum, marbled boards. Title and Volume numbering on spines handwritten in ink, slightly rubbed. In Vol 3 ppp4 has a very small hole affecting the text otherwise it is a clean set. (2nd English edition). Originally published in Paris in 1760. Catherine Collignon (1755 - 1832) was the only child of Charles Collignon, professor of anatomy at Cambridge from 1753 to his death in 1785. On her death she left £1000.00 to Addenbrookes Hospital. (DNB).

Reference: 17052

LEVINS, Peter. MANIPULUS VOCABULORUM. A Dictionary of English and Latin Words, arranged in the Alphabetical Order of the Last Syllables. £ 12.00

First printed A.D. 1570; now re-edited, with a Preface and Alphabetical Index by Henry B. Wheatley. Westminster. The Camden Society. 1867. pp. (vii), xvi, 8, (115), 231 - 370. 4to. Original green cloth, spine relaid, new endpapers.

Reference: 7498

LOWER, Mark Antony. ENGLISH SURNAMES. Essays on Family Nomenclature, Historical, Etymological and Humorous. With Chapters of Rebuses and Canting Arms, the Roll of Battel Abbey, a List of Latinized Surnames etc, etc. £ 35.00

London. John Russell Smith. 1842. pp. xxiv, 240, 16 of adverts. 8vo. Rather plain, basic rebind but retaining the Beverley Book Society 1842 loan sheet on the inside of the front board. 1st edition.

Reference: 31958

MACKAY, Charles. A DICTIONARY OF LOWLAND SCOTCH with an Introductory chapter on the poetry, humour, and literary history of the Scottish Language and an Appendix of Scottish Proverbs. £ 30.00

London. Whittaker & Co. 1888. pp. xxxii, 398, (ii) of adverts. 8vo. Decorated cloth, slightly marked . Rear hinge very slightly rubbed. Enpapers foxed.

Reference: 10305


(Reprinted from the 'Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 1890') Manchester Press Company Ltd. 1891. pp. 27. 3 maps. 8vo. Printed wrapper slightly dusty and frayed.

Reference: 31823

PARISH, W.D. & W.F. Shaw. A DICTIONARY OF THE KENTISH DIALECT and Provincialisms in use in the County of Kent. £ 25.00

Lewes. Farncombe & Co. 1888. pp. xxiv, 194, (ii) of adverts. 8vo. Original cloth, head of spine torn.

Reference: 19726

PARTRIDGE, Eric. (Editor). A DICTIONARY OF FORCES' SLANG 1939 - 1945. £ 10.00

Naval Slang Wilfred Granville; Army Slang Frank Roberts; Air Force Slang Eric Partridge. London. Secker & Warburg. 1948. pp. xi, 212. 8vo. D/W, slightly frayed and marked. A good copy.

Reference: 65420

PEACOCK. Robert Backhouse. A GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF THE HUNDRED OF LONSDALE, North and South of The Sands, in the County of Lancaster' Together with AN ESSAY on some leading characteristics of the dialects spoken in the six northern Counties of England (Ancient Northumbria). £ 25.00

Edited by the Rev J.C. Atkinson. London. Asher & Co. for the Philological Society. 1869. pp. viii, 95, 32. 8vo. Original cloth, spine faded with top inch missing.

Reference: 69215


London. J. Nichols. 1814. pp. 50. 8vo. Stitched as issued. First gathering stained at lower edge of page, Title and rear leaf dusty. Generallly a grubby copy.

Reference: 6398

RAMSON, W.S. (Editor). THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY. A Dictionary of Australianisms on Historical Principles. £ 10.00

Melbourne. Oxford University Press. 1988. pp. xvi, 814. Large post 4to. D/W. A very good bright, clean copy. ISBN 0195547365 ADDITIONAL SHIPPING REQUIRED

Reference: 6816

SILVA, Penny (Managing Editor). A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH on Historical Principles. £ 35.00

Editors Wendy Dore, Dorothea Mantzel, Colin Muller, and Madeleine Wright. Oxford University Press in association with the Dictionary Unit for South African English. 1996. pp. xxx, 825. Large post 4to. D/W, slightly scuffed at front bottom. A good bright, clean copy. ISBN 0198631537 ADDITIONAL SHIPPING REQUIRED

Reference: 13019

TEMPEST, Paul. (Compiler). LAG'S LEXICON. A Comprehensive Dictionary and Encyclopaedia of the English Prison of To-Day. £ 6.00

London. Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. 1950. pp. viii, 234. 8vo. D/W, torn and marked.

Reference: 704062

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