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PERRIN, Jean Baptiste (fl. 1750--1814)
The elements of French conversation, with new, familiar and easy dialogues, each preceded by a suitable vocabulary, in French and English; designed particularly for the use of schools. By John Perrin. The eighth edition.
London: printed for B. Law and Son, 1794.
[4], 163, [1] p. ; 16.8 cm. (12º)

First published in London in 1774 under the above title. The author was born in France, and coming to Dublin, became a teacher of French. As DNB records: 'He often resided for months at a time in the houses of such of the Irish gentry as desired to acquire a knowledge of the French tongue. He mixed in the political agitations of the period, and on 26 April 1784 was elected an honorary member of the Sons of the Shamrock; and is said in 1795 to have joined in the invitation to the French government to invade Ireland'. Lists of other books printed for B. Law on the verso of the preface (p. [3]) and final page. ESTC n45895; Alston XII, 492.

Copy Notes Various inscriptions in ink and pencil in Soane's hand on rear endpapers, relating to rents due in 1815 and 1817, and to a Mr D. Jenkin[?] concerning property in Bicester and Aylesbury.

Binding C18th blind double-ruled sheep with additional blind roll-tooling parallel to spine.

Reference Number 218


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