Lot 39: [Dictionaries]. (Grose, F. (ed.)). A Classical
November 27, 2012
Haarlem, NetherlandsLive Auction
Description: [Dictionaries]. (Grose, F. (ed.)). A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. London, S. Hooper, 1785, 1st ed., (2),VII,(205)p., contemp. mor. backed calf w. mor. letterpiece. - Rebacked (in the 19th cent.) and a few minor imperfections, otherwise a fine copy. = Rare first edition of this famous dictionary of slang words, remarkable for its inclusion of words from both low and high society. From the library of William Richard Berryman, with his bookplate on upper pastedown.