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Ducange Anglicus - The Vulgar Tongue - 1859

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Ducange Anglicus - The Vulgar Tongue - 1859

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Reference works - Quantity: 1

Condition: Good
Language: English
Publication year: 1859
Author: Ducange Anglicus
Book Title: The Vulgar Tongue
Number of Books: 1
Publisher: Bernard Quaritch
Binding/ Material: Hardback
Subject: Reference works
Object: Book

The vulgar tongue. A glossary of Slang, Cant, and Fash Words and Phrases, used in London from 1839 to 1859; Flash songs, Essays on Slang, and A Bibliography of Canting and Slang Literature.


Second Edition, improved and much enlarged. Only 250 copies printed.

In above average condition for it's age. The cover is slightly darkened from age and has a split appearing on the spine which can be seen on the outside front. Worn at top and bottom of the spine. Still holding together well but needs good keeping. A few spots (foxing) on the first two pages and last four.

It is a hilarious read with accompanying essays on Slang and some bawdy song lyrics.

The book contents appear in the photos for this lot.

* This edition not only combines two separate glossaries from the first edition, but adds many words and phrases. It also has a useful bibliography, four pages long. Particularly enjoyable are the 'translations' from slang to standard English. The former are utterly opaque and foreign to modern readers, and probably to the educated classes of the day.

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