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Dictionaries and Language

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1 Fraswa, Gabriel-Ja n-ap li kréol Liv 1
Port-au-Prince, Haiti UNESCO 1950 First Edition Softcover. Stapled Near Fine 
Oblong, 12 by 18.5 cm. 60 pp. Simple language instruction in the Creole and pidgen patois of Haiti, using stick figure illustrations to convey the meaning of the words and phrases. The cover refers to this as "Liv 1" but it would appear there was no sequel. Only two copies located on OCLC FirstServe, both in France. Light wear. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers, to which are prefixed a History of the Language and an English Grammar.  In Two Volumes. The Fifth Edition, Johnson, Samuel
2 Johnson, Samuel A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers, to which are prefixed a History of the Language and an English Grammar. In Two Volumes. The Fifth Edition
London W. & A. Strahan; J. F. & C. Rivington; etc. 1784 Half Calf Very Good 
Folio, 44 by 28 cm. Modern calf over marbled boards. One pinprick on spine label of Vol. II. First few leaves, including title of second volume, with one tiny wormhole near bottom, and one small burn hole, the latter affecting a few letters of the first leaf of text. Wear to edge of title pages. Light scattered soiling and foxing, but overall the pages come off as unblemished. 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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3 Partridge, Eric, editor. Naval Slang: Wilfred Granville. Army Slang: Frank Roberts. A Dictionary of Forces' Slang 1939-1945
London Secker & Warburg 1948 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
8vo. 21.5 by 14 cm. xi, [1], 212 pp. A fun collection of that most ephemeral area of language. Most of the terms, or their meaning at the time, now obscure. Slight edge bump by upper front edge, and light wear to DJ. DJ is NOT price clipped! Otherwise, a near fine copy, both the book itself and the DJ. 
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4 Skaarup, Victor and Kris Winther U.S.A. Slang. Ordbok Över Modern Amerikansk Slang
Stockholm Världspressens Förlag 1945 First edition Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Very Good 
8vo. 16.5 by 12 cm. 80 pp. "Floozy", "dump", "four-flusher", "smarty pants", and thousands of other terms that in English, may have become mainstream, may have already been so at the time, or relics of the past, still marginal and edgy, etc. A time capsule of American culture, as distilled through a Swedish prism. The Swedish definitions surely seldom capture the spirit of the word or phrase, even when literally defining them. Occasional vignette illustrations. Uncommon title. It would appear the equivalent book was created for Danish speakers by Skaarup. Repair along front joint. Clean within. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Tim Bobbins [John Collier] The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. containing his Views of the Lancashire Dialect, With large Additions and Improvements; also, His Poems of the Flying Dragon, and the Man of Heaton; Together with other Whimsical Amusements in Prose and Verse. To which is added, A Life of the Author
Salford Cowdroy & Slack 1812 Half Calf Very Good 
8vo. 240, 88 pp. With frontis portrait and 27 copper engraved plates, which are generally whimsical, boisterous, or funny. The plates capture the tone of much of the text, which is given over to light verse and broad burlessque, dialect humor. Of greatest value, though, is surely the glossary of Lancashire words and phrases, combined with how this picturesque form of speech is worked into the skits and dialogues. Tim Bobbins was a pseudonym for John Collier (1708-1786), the Lancashire Hogarth. His publication on the Lancashire dialect was indeed the first important work to treat the subject. Heavy age toning. Some soiling besides. Offsetting to plates. Spine calf a bit dry. Binding remains tight, and copy is overall still attractive, even with faults. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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