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Books from a gentler age.

1812 Biography

Chalmers’ 1811-1818 Dictionary of Biography in 32 volumes.

Vintage dictionaries of Word, Phrase, and Fable

E. Cobham Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Rev. James Wood’s 1907 Nuttall Encyclpædia

Thieves’ Cant and Slang

Nathan Bailey’s 1737 Dictionary of Thieving Slang (canting, or cant) from the underworld

Francis Grose’ Provincial Glossary (incomplete)

On printing and type

Charles Thomas Jacobi’s 1888 Dictionary of printing terms

Chas. T. Jacobi’s 1897 Gesta Typograhica (incomplete)

Things i knew not where to put

Charles Pigott’s 1795 Political Dictionary (a biting satire)

Charles Knight’s (1845) Old England, a Pictorial Museum

Charles Hutton’s 1795 Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary in 2 volumes.

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