The French Schoole-Master. Wherein is most plainly shewed the true and perfect way of pronouncing the French Tongue, to the furtherance of those who would gladly learn it. James Gifffard, The ancient tutor of the said tongue.
The French Schoole-Master. Wherein is most plainly shewed the true and perfect way of pronouncing the French Tongue, to the furtherance of those who would gladly learn it.

The French Schoole-Master. Wherein is most plainly shewed the true and perfect way of pronouncing the French Tongue, to the furtherance of those who would gladly learn it.

London: T.W. for Tho. Knight, 1655. 1st Edition. Duodecimo. Good. Item #13359

A wonderful 17th-century English-French primer, with words, phrases and even complete paragraphs presented in English and then followed with their French translations, designed so that people could learn French, one of the International languages of the day along with Latin, in a practical manner, as opposed to one word at a time.

Due to a binding error at the time of publication in 1655, this book is incomplete. It is lacking pages 111-118 and inserted in their places are duplicates of pages 38-46. This book is also lacking page 102 as well as a front end paper.

Original leather with mild to moderate rubbing and edge wear. A generally clean interior, save for a few marks on the front and rear end papers, including a crossed out contemporary signature on the title page. A small chip to the crown of spine.

Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

Price: $135.00