Le Double Abécédaire. Or Principes raisonnés... - Lot 68 - Ader

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Le Double Abécédaire. Or Principes raisonnés... - Lot 68 - Ader
Le Double Abécédaire. Or Principes raisonnés de la Lecture et de la Prononciation Française ; Suivi d'un Abrégé de la Mythologie, d'un Recueil de Pensées, Maximes, Anecdotes, Fables, etc. Chez Blocquel et Castiaux, imprimeurs-libraires, Grande place. Lille. 1810. In-12 (16 x 10,5 cm). Frontispiece (separated into 4 engravings: Creation of the World, Adam and Eve, The Flood, The Sacrifice of Abraham), 89 pp. 4 engraved plates: period brochure, paper covers with identical title printed in a double frame on the first and second. An elaborate method of learning to read, mainly focused on the pronunciation of syllables and words of the French language, with numerous lists of examples. A first page of various alphabets, including mixed and reversed alphabets. This is followed by: sounds formed by a consonant and a vowel, words of two and three syllables formed by the same sounds, monosyllables that must be read first by separate sounds & then all in one word, pronunciation rule for verbs, long vowels & short vowels and examples of words that are written and pronounced differently. Then an excerpt from the Traité de M. l'Abbé d'Olivet explains the suffixes that will always have a short or long sound. The third part is devoted to religion (Idea of God, The Sunday Prayer, The Gospel Greeting, The Apostles' Creed, The Commandments and the Christian Thoughts). The first readings then consist of a text by Fénelon, La Belle Education, and ten fables. The last part, De la Mythologie, written in the form of requests and answers is decorated with four beautiful plates, engraved on a strong paper, comprising each one four engravings of mythological divinities in an oval. A sought-after work of which only one copy is referenced in the Cleveland Public Library. Well preserved with some loss on the spine.
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