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Grose, Francis
A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue Edited with a biographical and critical sketch and an extensive commentary by Eric Partridge
London: Issued for private subscribers by the Scholartis Press, 1931. Edition limited to 550 copies printed at the Alcuin Press, large 8vo, pp. [12], 396; 4 "corrigenda and consideranda" laid in; original red cloth, paper label on spine; texted cocked, cloth on upper cover creased, tape repairs to spine label, armorial bookplate of George R. Clerk, good. This copy inscribed by Eric Partridge, the publisher, to sometimes collaborator and good friend Professor John W. Clark: "To John W. Clark, this out of print book of some little lexicographical interest, with compliments and kindness regards, Eric Partridge, 7 Nov. 1952." A photo of Partridge is taped to endpaper. Reprinted from the third edition of 1796. "Grose''s Dictionary is especially valuable because it does present so wonderful a picture of 18th-century colloquialisms, slang and cant." From a textual point of view this is undoubtedly the best edition.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [U.S.A.]
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