1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the VULGAR TONGUE with SLANG PHRASES: Pierce EGAN (... 1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the VULGAR TONGUE with SLANG PHRASES: Pierce EGAN (... 1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the VULGAR TONGUE with SLANG PHRASES: Pierce EGAN (... 1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the VULGAR TONGUE with SLANG PHRASES: Pierce EGAN (...

1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the VULGAR TONGUE with SLANG PHRASES

Pierce EGAN (Francis GROSE)

Published by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1823
Condition: Fair Hardcover
From Blank Verso Books (Napa, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 13, 2015

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF THE VULGAR TONGUE. (FRANCIS GROSE).Revised and Corrected, with the Addition of Numerous SLANG PHRASES, by PIERCE EGAN. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, LONDON, 1823. Third Edition overall, but the FIRST EGAN EDITION. Includes Egan edited and wrote the Preface for this Third Edition. Hardcovers (covers are DETACHED but present), leather spine covering is lacking, 5.5" x 8.5". Pagination: lx (40) pages, followed by unpaginated lexicon collating B-R; there are 2 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. There are 2 front and 2 rear blank leaves. Illustrated with a Woodcut Frontispiece (Portrait of Grose), and a couple in-text woodcuts in the Preface pages. Includes Prefaces to the First and Second Editions, as well as the Egan Preface to the Third Edition. The first edition was published in 1785. Found on the Internet: "Grose and his servant / friend frequently went out at midnight from the King's Arms in Holborn in search of adventures. The back slums of St. Giles were explored again and again. Grose and his servant would mingle affably and good-naturedly with the beggars, cadgers and thieves, who at that time infested the 'Holy Land' - which is what the St. Giles district was called. By this way, they acquired many vulgar words and phrases." Copy of IRVING GOODWIN VANN, with his personal bookplate on the inside front cover. Condition: Covers are disbound but present (i.e. laid-on loosely), as noted above, the spine covering is lacking, the loose boards are scraped and rubbed; there is foxing to some of the pages here and there (quite a bit on a few pages, none on most) but the text is always very clear and legible; overall the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About IRVING GOODMAN VANN - whose bookplate is on the inside front cover (from Wikipedia): ******Irving Goodwin Vann (January 3, 1842 in Ulysses, Tompkins County, New York - March 22, 1921 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York) was an American lawyer, judge and politician from New York. Vann married Julie Florence Dillaye (1846-1934), the daughter of a Syracuse real estate developer, on October 11, 1870. They had two children, Florence (1871-1942) and Irving Dillaye (1875-1944). He was Mayor of Syracuse, New York from 1879 to 1880. He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (5th District) from 1882 to 1895.******. Bookseller Inventory # 000252

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: 1823 GROSE'S CLASSICAL DICTIONARY of the ...

Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London

Publication Date: 1823

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Store Description

Antiquarian and Collectible Books and Ephemera

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond
within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express