Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; or, a new and infallible method of acquiring a language, in the shortest tme possible, deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French. N. G. Dufief.
Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; or, a new and infallible method of acquiring a language, in the shortest tme possible, deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French

Nature displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; or, a new and infallible method of acquiring a language, in the shortest tme possible, deduced from the analysis of the human mind ... adapted to the French

Philadelphia: T. & G. Palmer, 1810. Third edition "highly improved and much enlarged," 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xl, 433, [1], 96; [8], 366, [2], [97]-253, [1], [2]; a mixed set, both volumes in full contemporary mottled calf, one with speckled edges, red morocco labels on spines; title in volume I with old tears neatly closed on verso, the boards rubbed, text lightly foxed, but generally very good and sound. This third edition includes the first appearance of his Le Lecteur Francais; ou choix de morceaux en prose et en vers, Parts 1 and 2, bound in with its separate pagination. 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. American Imprints 20001 and 20002 (Le Lecteur Francais), 20003 (Nature Displayed). Item #54542

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