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Elemens de la langue russe ou methode courte - CHARPENTIER, JEAN-BAPTISTE) - 1791. 
1791 - St. Petersburg, 1791. 8:o. (12),368 pp. Contemporary tan half calf, somewhat worn, spine ruled in gilt, glazed paper label. Sprinkled edges. Spine slightly chipped at head and tail. Occasional slight foxing. First edition printed in 1768, the third in 1795 and a fourth in 1805. The work is ended with "dialogues familiers" and "proverbes et sentences russes", along with information on coins, weights and measures. Charpentier's work is based on Mikhail Lomonsov's important "Rossiiskaya grammatika" (1755-57). Marignan took part in the translation work. "Elemens de la langue russe" was one of the first comprehensive Russian textbooks printed in a west European language. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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