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Author Title Price Purchase
ANON. A VOCABULARY OF THE UNCOMMON WORDS USED IN THE PARISH OF HALIFAX. £ 275.00

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

 
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 of Vol 1 and across the spine. With the bookplate of James Dearden.

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

 
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

 
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

 
DYER, G. A RESTORATION OF THE ANCIENT MODES OF BESTOWING NAMES ON THE RIVERS, HILLS, VALLIES, PLAINS, AND SETTLEMENTS OF BRITAIN; Recorded by no Ancient, nor explored by any Modern Author. £ 85.00

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

 
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

 
JOHNSON, Samuel. A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. £ 300.00

London. G and J Offor, W. Allason et al. 1819. 2 vols. pp. 12, 60, 1029; 1084. Frontis - Vol I, foxed and title offset. 4to. Full modern cloth, new endpapers. A tidy copy. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING REQUIRED.

Reference: 10106

 
MARCH, H. Colley. THE PLACE-NAMES TWISTLE, SKIP, AND ARGH. £ 12.00

(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

 
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

 
PEGGE, Samuel. A SUPPLEMENT TO THE PROVINCIAL GLOSSARY OF FRANCIS GROSE. £ 45.00

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

 
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

 
WRIGHT, Joseph. (Editor). THE ENGLISH DIALECT DICTIONARY being the Complete Vocabulary of all Dialect Words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years. Founded on the Publications of the English Dialect Society and on a large amount of material never before printed. £ 475.00

London. Henry Frowde, Amen Corner, E.C.; New York. G.P. Putnamís Sons. 1898 - 1905. 6 vols. pp. xxiv, 864; vii, 772; viii, 698; viii, 688; viii, 896; vi 596, 179, 62, x, 187. 4to. Half dark blue calf with cloth boards, top edges gilt, very minir wear at top and bottom of front hinges. A handsome set. ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED.

Reference: 3233

 
 
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