Title: Principes Generaux et Particuliers de la Langue Francaise, 1790
Author: Noel-Francois de Wailly
Publisher: A Paris, Chez les Libraires Associes
A late 18th century edition of de Wailly’s famous work, Principes Generaux et Particuliers de la Langue Francaise, otherwise known as the General and Particular Principles of the French Language, Confirmed by Selected Examples, Instructive, Pleasant, and Drawn from Good Authors. First published in 1754, the Principes revolutionaized the teaching of grammar in France, adopted as a textbook by the University of Paris, and used throughout France. There are additional remarks on letters pronunciation, accents, punctuation, spelling, and more. This is the 11th revised edition. Of de Wailly, he was a French grammarian and lexicographer.
There is an ownership inscription for a Camille Despagnet, surrounded with a hand done border.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, 530+(1) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the binding, notably to the corners. There is light foxing throughout.