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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

BAILEY, N. AN UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY: comprehending The Derivations of the Geneerality of Words in the English Tongue, either Ancient or Mofdern, from the Ancient British, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Modern French, Teitonic, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Languages, each in their Proper Characters....... £ 1,500.00

London. For E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, F. Fayram, J. Pemberton, J. Hooke, C. Rivington, F. Caly, J. Batley, and E. Symon. 1721. Unnumbered pagination (xii), a - Cccccc2. 8vo in 4s. Modern full calf, new endpapers. Printed in double columns, title slightly browned, some staining to top and centre of first few gathering. 1st edition of Bailey's Dictionary which went into many editions and preceeded Johnson's by 34 years. With the bookplate of John P. Bennett FRCS. (1939 - 2018). Bennett was a plastic surgeon but he also studied bookbinding and I would suggest that this is one of his bindings. He was a Member of the Society of Bookbinders, an associate member of Designer Bookbinders and a life member of the Bibliographical Society. An interesting association copy.

Reference: 67160

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


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

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


(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

MINSHEU, John. THE GUIDE INTO THE TONGUES. With their agreement and consent one with another, as also their Etymologies, that is, the Reasons and Derivations of all or the most part of words, in these nine Languages, viz. 1 English. 2 Low Dutch. 3 High Dutch. 4 French. 5. Italian. 6. Spanish. 7. Latine. 8. Greeke. 9 Hebrew. £ 800.00

London. John Haviland. 1627. pp. (iv), A6 - Ii4. 8vo in 6's. Full, modern, contemporary style calf. N6 bottom corner torn away, very slightly affecting the text. Small library stamp on front free endpaper. 2nd edition.

Reference: 14519

MURRAY, James A.H., Henry Bradley, W.A. Craigie & C.T. Onions. (Editors). THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY on Historical Principles founded mainly on the materials collected by The Philological Society. With the assistance of many scholars and men of science. £ 340.00

Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1888 - 1933 10 volumes in 13 + 1 Supplement - 14 volumes total. pp. xxvi, 1240; x, 1308; x, 740, iv, 488; viii, 628, iv, 532; viii, 516, 758; (xii), 528, (iv),820, (iv), 277; (x), 1676; viii, viii, 936; (xii), 800; vii,1211; viii, 396 (iv), 404; (viii), 565, (iv), 493; (xiv), 332, iv, 400, 334, iv, 105; xxviii, 542, 330, 91. Royal 4to. Half black morocco with gilt lined bands., first 8 vols faded to brown. Front board hinge of Vol 4 cracked but holding. Some minor foxing on endpapers and one sign of paper deteriation on endpaper. Text blocks clean. ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED

Reference: 66702

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

SIMPSON, J.A. and E.S.C. Weiner. THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Second Edition. £ 350.00

Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1989. 20 vols. 4to. All with D/Ws and with their original boxes. Near mint set. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING REQUIRED - IN 5 BOXES- TOTAL WEIGHT 75 KILOS

Reference: 65760


London. W. Strahan & T. Cadell; Edinburgh. W. Creech. 1782. pp. (viii), 232. 8vo. Half calf, marble boards, respined retaining original label, new endpapers. ESTC T98144

Reference: 12294

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