Language as a means of Mental Culture and International Communication; or, Manual of The Teacher and The Learner of Languages. In Two Volumes.

  • Marcel, Claude
  • London: Chapman and Hall 1853


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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xviii, [ii], 425, [3, ads]; xi, [i], 416. Original brown cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered direct in gilt. A touch toned, lightly soiled. Bindings marked, a little worn to extremities. Presentation inscription to half-title of vol. 1: ‘M. A. L. Montandon, gage de haute estime et souvenir reconnaissant de la part de l’auteur. Paris, 10 Aout 1853. C. Marcel’.


The major work of Cork-based diplomat and French teacher Claude Marcel (1793-1876), an early example of applied linguistics.

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