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Heard, James
A practical grammar of the Russian language
printed for the author, St. Petersburg, 1827. First edition of the first Russian grammar in English, 8vo, pp. [2], xiv, 323, [1], engraved dedication page and one engraved plate of the Russian alphabet; bound with: A Key To the Themes Contained in the Grammar: St. Petersburg: 1827. Pp. [4], 197, [1]; contemporary marbled boards rebacked in red morocco, gilt-ruled spine, occasional spotting in early gatherings, very good. Armorial bookplate of the Rouville-Campbell family on upper pastedown. Until Heard's work, virtually all the Western European grammars of Russian were published in German or French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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