Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or, a dictionary of terms, academical and colloquial, or cant, which are used at the University of Cambridge...

London: W. J. and J. Richardson, 1803. First edition, small 8vo, pp. [8], 139, [1] errata; 6 folding lithograph plates; original green floral wrappers, paper label on the upper cover; the binding is split and the front cover and 2 of the plates are loose; spine partially perished; all else good or better. Aphabetically arranged throughout. Uncommon. Coleman notes Christopher Stray's Slang in the Nineteenth Century (Bristol, 2002) where it is speculated that the author may have been William Paley, son of the moral philosopher of the same name. See Coleman, II, pp. 245-51; Vancil, p. 100; Burke, p. 134: "Contemporary expressions, with scholarly etymological 'notes and quotes' which ramble on delightfully." Item #44342

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