Publisher: London: Printed for Shewood, Neely, and Jones, 1823.
Edition: Later edition, but first edited by Pierce Egan.
Bibliographical References: Lowndes, page 949.
Condition: Some light foxing; final blank attached to the rear free endpaper; very good copy.
Book ID: 27907
Description8vo, 20th-century reddish-brown quarter buckram, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and two woodcut illustrations.
Comments¶ A thoroughly revised and entertaining edition of Francis Grose's famous slang dictionary, first published in 1785. This edition was appropriately edited by the Pierce Egan (1772-1849), journalist, chronicler of London's low-life and sporting scene, and author of the popular Real Life in London (1821). Included in this edition is Grose's preface to the second edition, with the title-pages of four earlier works on English slang, and a 12-page biographical sktech of Grose by Egan.