The Hallamshire glossary.
London. William Pickering, 1829. First edition.
8vo. xxviii, 164pp. Original publisher's brown cloth, remnant of printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, significant loss to spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions and later blind-stamp of John Fowles to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting.
The sole edition of antiquary Joseph Hunter's (1783-1761) dictionary of the regional dialect of the Sheffield area. Hunter's reputation as a scholar had been established with the publication in 1819 of his history of the region Hallamshire: the History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield.£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21855