Item #64419 Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or, a dictionary of terms, academical and colloquial, or cant, which are used at the University of Cambridge
Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or, a dictionary of terms, academical and colloquial, or cant, which are used at the University of Cambridge

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

London: printed by Thomas Maiden, Sherbourne-Lane, for W. J. and J. Richardson, Royal Exchange, 1803. First edition, small 8vo, pp. [8], 139, [1] errata; without the 6 folding lithograph plates; later green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; the missing plates aside, a very good, sound copy. Engraved armorial bookplate of Charles Newling; a British Library duplicate, with small stamps on verso of title page and with release stamp on front free endpaper. Alphabetically 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 #64419

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