Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French

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  • Author: Chambaud, Louis, -1776.
  • Uniform Title: [Dictionnaire François & Anglois. English. Abridgments]
  • Title: Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French : containing the signification of words, with their different uses; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades; to which is added a table of the monies and measures of Europe; and the constructions, forms of speech, idioms, and proverbs used in both languages; the whole extracted from the best authors, compared with the dictionary of the French Academy, Dr. Johnson’s English dicitionary, &c, and carefully abridged by Mr. John Perrin.
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected and improved by M. Moysant.
  • Publication: London : Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, and P. Elmsley, in the Strand, 1797.

Catalog Record

78 797 C442

Acquired February 2020

A new canting dictionary

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“A collection of songs in the canting dialect”

  • TitleA new canting dictionary : comprehending all the terms, antient and modern, used in the several tribes of gypsies, beggars, shoplifters, highwaymen, foot-pads, and all other clans of cheats and villains : interspersed with proverbs, phrases, figurative speeches, &c. … : with a preface, giving an account of the original, progress, &c. of the canting crew, and recommending methods for diminishing these varlets, by better employment of the poor : to which is added a complete collection of songs in the canting dialect.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1725.

Catalog Record

78 725 N45

Acquired January 2016