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BARRERE, Albert.. ARGOT AND SLANG: A NEW FRENCH AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF THE CANT WORDS, QUAINT EXPRESSIONS, SLANG TERMS AND FLASH PHRASES USED IN THE HIGH AND LOW LIFE OF OLD AND NEW PARIS.. Privately Printed At The Chiswick Press By C. Whittingham, London, 1887 First Edition. Hardback. No Dustjacket., 1887.

Price: US$67.74 + shipping

Description: 8vo. pp lxxxiv, 495. Frontis, title page in red and black. Disbound (i.e. lacking covers) but otherwise in decent sound condition with clean text. Suitable for rebinding or reading and reference. A withdrawn label and a few ex library stamps (small). No 21 of an undisclosed number signed by Albert Barrere. .

Seller: Any Amount of Books ABA, London, United Kingdom

Barrere (Albert). Argot and Slang. A New French and English Dictionary of the Cant Words, Quaint Expressions, Slang Terms and Flash Phrases Used in the High and Low Life of Old and New Paris. With a Frontispiece Drawn by Godefroy Durand.. London: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1887. First edition., 1887.

Price: US$237.81 + shipping

Description: [496]pp. Full calf, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Marbled end papers. Minor shelf wear, a bit of scuffing at the hinges, some foxing of preliminary leaves a fine copy otherwise. We have seen a reference to a similar copy with a signed limitation (675 copies); this copy is unsigned, and has no stated limitation. It is a large copy, with large margins. The owner's bookplate is expertly mounted on a leaf following the title. Title page printed in red & black. Frontispiece. A handsome copy of this important slang dictionary.

Seller: William Matthews, Bookseller, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

BARRERE, ALBERT. Argot and slang a new French and English dictionary of the cant words, quaint expressions, slang terms and flash phrases used in the high and low life of old and new Paris.. privately printed at the Chiswick Press, by C. Whittingham and Co, London, 1887.

Price: US$312.50 + shipping

Description: First edition, square 8vo, pp. lxxxiv, 495, [1]; engraved frontis by Godefroy Durand; text in double column; recent black cloth, red morocco label on spine; half-title a little chipped at the edges, else fine in a new binding. Printed in a small but unspecified edition at The Chiswick Press. Entries in French with English equivalents. The frontal matter is extensive, with a list of authorities consulted, historical introduction, canting samples from the 15th to the 19th century, and the long "Autobiography of a Thief in Thieves' Language." The book was reprinted in 1907.

Seller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB), St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.

Barrère, Albert. Argot and slang: a new French and English dictionary of the cant words, quaint expressions, slang terms and flash phrases used in the high and low life of old and new Paris. privately printed at the Chiswick Press, by C. Whittingham and Co, London, 1887.

Price: US$375.00 + shipping

Description: First edition, square 8vo, pp. lxxxiv, 495, [1]; engraved frontispiece by Godefroy Durand; text in double column; contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco, spine rather worn and faded, accession number neatly obscured on spine; some scuffing; very good. Printed in a small but unspecified edition at The Chiswick Press. Entries in French with English equivalents. The frontal matter is extensive, with a list of authorities consulted, historical introduction, canting samples from the 15th to the 19th century, and the long "Autobiography of a Thief in Thieves' Language." The book was reprinted in 1907.

Seller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB), St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.