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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

Barrere, A.

Published by Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1887
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First Edition, limited to 675 copies, this numbered 45 and signed by Barrere on a lithographic half-title. Frontispiece drawn by Godefory Durand. Includes extensive introductory material, with a list of authorities consulted, canting examples from the 15th to the 19th century, and the Autobiography of a Thief in Thieves Language. French words come first, then the definitions, which are in English, contain thousands of English slang synonyms. Barrere was an authority on many canting songs in English and French. lxxiv, 495 pp. Contents are tight, clean. Original binding with leather gilt lettered spine, boards are detached but with book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004101

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Title: ARGOT AND SLANG A New French and English ...

Publisher: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair to Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First and Limited Edition.

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