First published in 1811, this book is an extensive dictionary of contemporary slang and colloquialisms written by Francis Grose. Francis Grose (before 1731 – 1791) was an English draughtsman, antiquary, and lexicographer. Other notable works by this author include: “The antiquities of England and Wales”, (1784), “A glossary of provincial and local words used in England” (1839) and “The antiquities of Scotland” (1797). “A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” will appeal those with an interest in lexicography and historical slang, and it would make for a charming addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of erotic literature.