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Compiled By E. Stokes

Published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London

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From: J J Basset Books (Peter Tavy, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Eyre and Spottiswoode, London. Green Cloth. Condition: Very Good (AVERAGE). No Jacket. Not Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. Undated. Please email for further details Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5". Mills. HARDBACK. Seller Inventory # 557887

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Slang and its analogues past and present.: Farmer, John S.,

Farmer, John S., & W. E. Henley

Published by printed for subscribers only, London (1904)

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From: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) (St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: printed for subscribers only, London, 1904. First edition limited to 750 signed and numbered copies (this, no. 361); 7 volumes, sq. 8vo; extremities rubbed and occasionally chipped and cracked, but all in all a very good, sound set in original half polished red calf over Japanese vellum boards, lettered in gilt on upper covers and spines (the set was also available in paper-covered boards). A new edition was begun in 1903 but did not progress past the letter B, and an abridgement appeared in 1905. "Farmer and Henley's dictionary represents many improvements in English slang lexicography. They provided fully referenced citations both to support their definitions and to indicate dates of usage. At Henley's insistence, they resisted the temptation to speculate about unknowable etymologies. They defined obscene and offensive terms without undo resort to evasion or obscurity. As their work progressed, they developed a firmer sense of the boundaries of slang, and became more ruithless in excluding dialect and colloquial terms . Their influence on later slang lexicographers cannot be overstated . Slang and its Analogues has yet to be superceded. Even Partridge could not sustain the detail as well as the scope of the earlier work" (Julie Coleman in 2009). Kennedy 11994; see Coleman, History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries, III, pp. 53-73 who devotes a whole chapter to this important work. Seller Inventory # 44321

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