Green’s Dictionary of Slang

The Man of Pleasure’s Illustrated Pocket-book for 1850 ‘displaying at one glance the varied attractions of this great metropolis : with correct details of the saloons, club & night houses, ball, concert & billiard rooms, casinos, comical clubs, theatres, introducing houses ... rendering it a complete and gentlemanly night guide ... : enclosed in a secret pocket are cards of address of a select few attractive lasses ... with some "shields" for Cyprian war : enriched with forty splendid engravings’

London 1850