[BOOKS ON WORDS, REFERENCE etc.] Approximately 16 dictionaries and reference works from the collection of William Safire.
Includes [MOORE, THOMAS]. "One of the Fancy." Tom Crib's Memorial to Congress... London: 1819. First edition. Period half-calf, marbled sides. "...abounding with slang and pugilistic terms, with a burlesque essay on the classic origin of slang" (Hotten); YULE, HENRY and BURNELL, A.C, Hobson-Jobson. A Collection of Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases... London: 1903. Quarter morocco; FARMER, JOHN S. The Public School Word-Book.... London: 1900. Publisher's boards; FARMER, JOHN S. Americanisms Old and New... London: 1889. One of 500 signed copies only. Half morocco; FREY, ALBERT R. Sobriquets and Names. Cambridge: 1889. Three-quarters morocco; SHANKLE, GEORGE EARLIE. American nicknames. Their Origin and Significance. London: 1937. Later cloth; TRENCH, RICHARD CHENEVIX. English Past and Present. New York: 1855; A Select Collection of Epitaphs... Ipswich: 1806. Period striped calf; BRADY, JOHN. Clavis Calendaria. London: 1812; Two volumes, half green calf; WEBSTER, NOAH. A Collection on Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York: 1843. Original cloth; The Secretary's Assistant. London: 1824. Half calf; COBBETT, WILLIAM. A French Grammar... Paris: 1825. Quarter calf; [R. CHAMBERS]. The Book of Days. London: 1864. Two volumes, three-quarters calf; [JOHNSON, SAMUEL]. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in Miniature. London: 1794. Period calf; PEGGE, SAMUEL. Curialia Miscellanea. London: 1818. Modern half calf; and ALLIBONE, S. AUSTIN. Poetical Quotations and Prose Quotations. Philadelphia: 1878. Some wear throughout, board detached on the Clavis. Most with the book label of William Safire.
C From the Collection of the late William Safire
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