A Grammar of the French Tongue, grounded upon the decisions of the French Academy; wherein all the necessary rules, observations, and examples, are exhibited in a manner entirely new. The ninth edition, carefully revised.

  • Perrin, Jean
  • London: Printed for B. Law... and C. Law 1797
  • ESTC T68498; Alston XII 440.


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12mo, pp. xii, 358, [2, ads]. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by raised bands. A touch of foxing. Small loss to head of spine and small puncture to rear board, front hinge beginning to crack.


The ninth and final 18th-century edition of this long-lasting French grammar from the French educational author Jean Baptiste Perrin (d. 1798), who moved to Dublin and made his living teaching French to the Irish gentry. It remained in use well into the 19th century and had crossed the Atlantic as well, becoming the first French grammar published in the USA in 1779. As with most practical books of this kind surviving copies are scarce: ESTC locates half a dozen of this edition in the UK and four more in the USA.

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