WOBO: Words from Old Books (dot Org)

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

Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (London underworld canting and slang from 1811)

Francis Grose’ Provincial Glossary (incomplete)

  • Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536-1896] edited by John S. Farmer, 1896.
  • 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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