[CORDIER (Mathurin). Attributed to]. Puerile... - Lot 145 - Ader

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[CORDIER (Mathurin). Attributed to]. Puerile... - Lot 145 - Ader
[CORDIER (Mathurin). Attributed to]. Puerile and honest civility for the instruction of children. In which is put at the beginning the way to learn to read, pronounce & write well; corrected again, & increased at the end of a very beautiful Treatise to learn spelling well. Prepared by a Missionary. With Precepts & Instructions to teach Youth to behave well in companies. At Claude Herissant Fils, rue Neuve Notre-Dame, à la Croix-d'Or, & aux Trois Vertus. Paris. 1753. With Approval & Permission. In-12 (16 x 10 cm). 94 pp. and (1) f. [Permission] : brown half calf, spine decorated with gilt and cold fillets, marbled paper boards (early 19th century binding). A book of rules of morality and propriety written in characters of civility, characters resembling handwriting and developed by Robert Granjon. First edition of the work by Mathurin Cordier (1479?-1564), pedagogue and grammarian, in 1559, reworked in 1560 and published under the title Civilité puérile et honnête by J. Ruelle, it remained in use until the end of the 18th century. Cordier's work, in four parts, took up, in the first, the translation of Erasmus' treatise by Jean Louveau. [Jean Bugarel, Histoire du Lycée de Nevers]. In the introductory pages of our edition, there is an "Alphabeth" [sic] of several writings to better instruct the children: capital and italic Roman letters and letters of civility, syllables, words of one syllable, Letters called Ligatures, Abbreviatures, etc. Following are the rules of morality ended by a quatrain, "To the lazy & cowardly of courage", Pythagorean Table and Table of numeration. The third part includes Les Quatrains du Seigneur de Pybrac, Conseiller du Roy en son Conseil privé [one hundred and twenty-six quatrains]. The "Nouveau Traité d'orthographe", Contenant les mots qui ont une même prononciation, & diverses significations, Très utile pour apprendre à lire & écrire, completes the book. Arranged in alphabetical order, the names in this treatise are not in civilization type. Partly original edition, one of the most sought after, no copy referenced in libraries. Small loss in the lower corner of the title page, without affecting the text, and on three leaves. Minor marginal spotting on the outer corner of the C and G quires.
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