Very Good. Item #4948
London: Whittaker and Co., 1902. New Edition. Octavo; lx, 483pp. Green and cream cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Missing frontis. Covers lightly shelfworn with a good bit of nudging to spine ends, bumping corners, and some smudging and soiling, to cloth and down spine. Covers open shakily and book lies flat between a few gatherings, but binding is holding. Bookseller ticket for "Harvey Bookseller, 21 Broad Street, Oxford" at bottom of front pastedown. Front free endpaper toned, with an old bookseller price and ownership name in pencil. Pages toned but unmarked. [Coleman, A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III, pages 38-49]
This copy from the personal library of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire, whose column On Language ran for 30 years in The New York Times Magazine.