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A View of the Lancashire Dialect; by way of Dialogue between Tummus O’Williams... a Lancashire Clown. With a Glossary of all the Lancashire Words and Phrases... by Tim Bobbin... the Sixth Edition

Tim Bobbin [John Collier]
A very early edition of one of the first examples of Lancashire dialect to be published. Joseph Harrop’s 1757 edition is the earliest Manchester… Read more
Published in 1757 by Joseph Harrop.
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A View of the Lancashire Dialect; by way of Dialogue between Tummus O’Williams... a Lancashire Clown. With a Glossary of all the Lancashire Words and Phrases... by Tim Bobbin... the Sixth Edition by Tim Bobbin [John Collier]

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A very early edition of one of the first examples of Lancashire dialect to be published. Joseph Harrop’s 1757 edition is the earliest Manchester printed edition of this work to survive although it was preceded by a Wigan imprint of the same work from earlier in the decade. This copy lacks the frontispiece but is otherwise complete: there are no copies in auction records and four institutional copies only are located at Case Western; NLS; BL; Chethams.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:

Small octavo - gathered in sixes - (17x10cm) and bound in 19th century quarter roan over linen covered boards. Cracking along the inner hinge; browning and two holes to the title page. Frontispiece lacking; collates complete otherwise: xiv, pp15-52 [36] concluding with errata on final verso. Brown spotting throughout. The advertisement on E2v explains the complex printing history of the book with a series of (now lost) pirated editions. The glossary of Lancashire words is without pagination. OCLC 642301510

HISTORY: John Collier - Tim Bobbin when he wrote - was born in 1708 in Cheshire, worked around Manchester, took drawing lessons and began publishing in the 1740s, frequently accompanying his writing with satirical images in the style of Hogarth, earning him the name, the 'Lancashire Hogarth'. This work on the Lancashire dialect is viewed as his most important and brought him the greatest rewards in his lifetime. As an early printed witness to the Lancashire dialect it has historical significance as well.




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Publisher Joseph Harrop
Date published 1757
Subject 1 Book
Illustrator Mr Barlow of Bolton
Product code 8644


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