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HOLMES, John (1703--1759)
The French grammar: or, the rudiments of the French tongue, comprized in a rational, clear, and concise method: particular regard being had to make the pronunciation easily attain'd in reading or speaking; and distinction made between what is necessary to be got by heart, and what may be learn'd only as matter of observation. To which is added an appendix of practical lectures to exercise the learner. For the use of the publick grammar-school at Holt, in Norfolk. By John Holmes, master of the said school.
London: printed for the author: and sold by C. Hitch; and the booksellers in Cambridge and Norwich, 1741.
[8], 74, [2] p. ; 21.0 cm. (8°)

With dedication to Augustine Earle dated Holt, June 4th, 1741 and a final leaf advertising other schoolbooks by the author sold by C. Hitch. Unlike his Greek and Latin grammars, Holmes's French grammar appears not to have been re-issued. Title-page printed in red and black. Not in ESTC.

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2480


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