Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; being a new and infallible method of acquiring a languages with unparalleled rapidity. Deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French ... To which is prefixed a development of the author's plan of tuition. N. G. Dufief.
Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; being a new and infallible method of acquiring a languages with unparalleled rapidity. Deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French ... To which is prefixed a development of the author's plan of tuition...

Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; being a new and infallible method of acquiring a languages with unparalleled rapidity. Deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French ... To which is prefixed a development of the author's plan of tuition...

Philadelphia: printed and sold by the author, 1821. Fourth edition "considerably improved and enlarged," 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. 416, [2], 92; [2], vi, 344, [2], 260, [2]; original blue paper-covered boards, printed paper labels on spine; boards loose, spines cracked vertically; an inscription in each volume reads "Caroline Saltonstall from Miss Higginson." Dedicated to Locke, Condillac and Sicard, and a separate dedication to his mother. Dufief was a Franco-American bookseller in Philadelphia, and a professor of the French language, whose innovative methods of teaching "eschewed grammatical rules and endorsed the learning of phrases and sentences rather than solitary words" (Stern, Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia, p. 12). It was a method adopted by schools around the country, and the book went through at least 21 editions over the next 45 years. Item #54118

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