Elémens de grammaire françoise ...

Lhomond (Charles-François)

Elémens de grammaire françoise ...

Cinquième édition.

Description: woodcut ornament on title, 2 folding tables, the first one ill-folded and with some wax stains, pp. 102, [2, ads], 8vo, contemporary tree calf, minor wear, good, engraved armorial bookplate (dated 1749) of Thomas Fitzherbert, ownership inscription opposite

Publication Details: London: by J.M. Dulonchamp for A. Dulau & Co., 1795

Notes: This was Lhomond's most successful book, officially adopted for the nation's primary schools in An IV (1794). It was reprinted innumerable times - in France, in England, in the United States, with a dizzying array of edition statements, most of which are dubious. We have seen the date of the first edition given as 1780, but no copy earlier than, Paris, 1786 ('cinquième édition', as it happens) is in WorldCat or KVK, and of the present edition, just one copy is recorded, in Quebec. That solitary location leads one to speculate that the edition may have been intended at least as much for the c...more

Bibliography: (ESTC N65443)

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Price: £600

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1795

Stock Number: 65935

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