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A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar - HOTTEN, J.C - 1859. 
J.C.Hotten, Booksellers, Piccadilly, 1859. 1st edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, repair to spine, in good condition, original brown endpapers, pages clean bar a little spotting in the first and last few leaves. The title page continues thus: 'Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language from the time of Henry V11 and showing its connection with the Gipsey Tongue; with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages spoken by the wandering tribes of London, the Costermongers and Patterers - by a London Antiquary'. Map frontispiece is entitled 'A Cadger's Map of a Begging District'. Hotten was a journalist, bookseller and publisher, with a wide variety of interests, and his firm was taken over after his death and subsumed within Chatto & Windus. Hotten's eponymous dictionary was one of the first of its kind in Victorian England, and is extremely scarce as a first printing.
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