Three Enlightenment revolutionaries learn English
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[Jefferson, Thomas; dedicatee.] Cobbett, William. Du Roure, L. H. Scipion, ed. Le Maitre D'Anglais Ou Grammaire Raisonnee,Pour Faciliter Aux Francais. Paris: Bossange et Masson, 1810. fourth edition, but First with Jefferson dedication. Octavo. Contemporary calf, red label gilt, tree marbled boards. An excellent unsophisticated copy.
First edition to include the Thomas Jefferson dedication by Du Roure, This book brings together the names of three Revolutionaries of their time from as many continents; though Cobbett was apparently not pleased with this volume's publication, mainly as he was not compensated for it."But, my principle Motive,... publickly expressing the very high Esteem and unequivocal Admiration I have long Professed for the Conduct, truly great... that distiguished your glorious Administration as President of the United States of North America.To whom could I dedicate with more Propriety a Grammar or the American Language than to the elegant and philanthropic Author of Notes upon the State of Virgina?" (#kfk614)