CHAMBAUD, L. Fables Choisies, a l'usage des enfas, et des personnes qui commencent a apprendre la langue Françoise. Avec un Index Alphabetique des Mots traduits en Anglois, beaucoup plus considerablement augmenté que dnas les Editions précédents. Nouvelle Edition, revue et corrigée par A. Scot. Edinburgh: Printed by David Willison, for Arch. Constable & Co. and Fairbairn and Anderson, Edinburgh; Longman & Co. and Law and Whittaker, London, 1821. Pp. (2),[iii]-xxxv,(1),-112,(66) of alphabetical language reference at rear. Small 8vo, full calf with six gilt tooled bands to spine, no lettering.
A collection of 99 children's fables, serving as a French-language-learning primer.
"They are selected not only from Aesop, but also out of Avienus, Barlandus, Gabrias, Phaedrus, and other fable-writers of note. There is a moral added to every fable, to help the children's understanding. If I have omitted the moral in the last fables, it is because, as the are more like histories than fables, and hte morality to be inculcated is obvious at every line, it would rather have been unbecoming than useful in its usual place." - from the introduction.
Lewis Chambaud (d. 1776).
Text of the fables in French, with French / English word reference at rear.
Spine worn, split to front outer hinge, chipping to spine ends, endpapers removed, inking to pastedowns, occasional inking, smudging, and a few short tears to margins throughout. As is. A reading copy. 35.00