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LEBEAU, James
The compendious French teacher. Containing I. Abridged and easy rules on the true pronunciation of the French alphabet. II. The different parts of speech properly explained. III. An alphabetical list of all the adjectives, the most familiar in the French language, with the change of their gender. IV. The tenses of verbs properly digested, and the conjugations of regular and irregular verbs, with the formation of their tenses and persons, treated of in a most concise and easy manner. V. A select and copious vocabulary of substantives. VI. Familiar phrases and dialogues on various subjects. VII. A large and useful collection of idioms frequently met with in the French language. VIII. All the necessary rules for translating English into French, with English phrases as a praxis opposite each rule. To which are added, thirty-eight letters of commerce in French, as models to those who would chuse to form themselves to the useful stile of epistolary correspondence. By James Lebeau, French teacher, from Paris.
London: printed for the author; and for Henry Webley, 1765.
viii, 166 p.; 17.7 cm. (8º)

The author's address is given in the imprint as Bentinck Street, near the middle of Berwick Street, Soho. Horizontal chain lines. Not in ESTC.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane. Copy 2: 17.3 cm. Imperfect; wanting pp. 1--2 and all after 166 (i.e. from letter 8 to the end). Various inscriptions endpapers and within the text (those on front pastedown mostly obscured by Soane's bookplate); with childish ownership inscriptions in ink of Mary Harding on verso of title-page, and Elizth Levick her book on p. [160].

Binding Copy 1: C18th sheep, blind double-ruled borders. Copy 2: C18th sheep.

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