Leben in London. W. Moncrieff's Life in London. Durch englische und deutsche Noten und ein Wörterbuch der Vulgar Tongue ... erläutert, von H. Croll. Eng.

Stuttgart: Verlag von Paul Neff, [1842]. 12mo, pp. xv, 224; slang dictionary text in English with some chapters in German only, partially unopened, small pea-sized hole through first few leaves (no loss to text), chipped at edges, spine with 3 vertical cracks, otherwise good in original printed green wrappers. 4 copies in OCLC, none in U.S.; see Kennedy 11943 (c.1850 ed). A colorful slice of slang depictions from 1800's London with phrases such as "dicked in the nob" (meaning silly, or crazed), "dead men" (empty bottles), or "Saint" (a hypocrite), to name a few. Item #42504

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