A dictionary of the underworld, British & American: being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underground, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1949 [i.e. 1950]. First edition, 4to, pp. xv, [1], 804; text in double column; original blue cloth, dust jacket a little chipped and with a few short tears; front hinge cracked; very good. "Owing to production delays this book was not published until 1950" - tipped in note on p. [v]. This copy with a note on the front free endpaper pasted in, with a presentation from Partridge reading: "Dear Alan, You wouldn'tknow anything about this, As ever, Eric. 5 May, 1950." Item #52381

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