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Treaty of the sounds... - Lot 129 - Ader
Treaty of the sounds of the French language.
And the characters which represent them. New edition, reworked, & considerably increased. At Varin, bookseller street of the Small Bridge, at the bottom of that Saint-Jacques, with the Image Ste Geneviève, N° 22. In Paris. 1788. [Followed, of the same]: Traité de la manière d'enseigner à lire. Serving as a continuation of the Traité des sons de la langue françoise. New edition, in which the matter is more clearly exposed. [Same address]. [Followed by: Syllabaire françois, for the use of those who begin to read. [Same address]. In-12 (16.5 x 10 cm). XX, 229, (3) pp./ XVI, 66 pp./ 47 pp. in blond calf, double fillet on the boards, smooth spine decorated with gilt fillets, red morocco title-piece (Binding of the period).
Reunion of the three works on the learning of the French language by Abbé Boulliette (1720- ?).
The first edition of 1760 was addressed to the Académie française, whose encouragement prompted Boulliette to perfect his work in 1788, accompanied by a dedication to the Académie.
The Syllabary was in use in the school of the Brothers of the Christian Doctrine in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
The first volume, divided into two parts, deals, in the first, with vowels and consonants, and in the second, with the characters or letters which serve to represent the sounds. The second, in three chapters, deals with the disadvantages of having students begin by learning the alphabet, then with the disadvantages of using the names of the letters, and with an exposition of the order and manner that a teacher should employ. The last work is a progressive syllabary with an alphabet "according to which the letters are ordinarily arranged".
Rubbing to the binding and missing at the foot of the spine.
Provenance: Library of Philibert Bruys des Gardes, with his engraved bookplate.
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