Words from Old Books

Books from a gentler age.

Chalmers’ 1811-1818 dictionary of Biography in 32 volumes.
Charles Hutton’s 1795 Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary in 2 volumes.
Nathan Bailey’s 1737 Dictionary of thieving slang (canting, or cant) from the underworld
Charles Thomas Jacobi’s 1888 Dictionary of printing terms
Charles Pigott’s 1795 Political Dictionary (a biting satire)
Charles Knight’s Old England, a Pictorial Museum (1845)
E. Cobham Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
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