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“ This is a book, small as regards size and price, but containing in quantity at least matter which would furnish four far larger and more pretentious volumes. M. Bué's method and treatment are excellent ; to any person us. acquainted with French, but wishing to study that lan. guage, or to any teacher wishing te form classes for its study, we can cordially recommend his work. Books for ase in school or class are often compiled by others than teachers, and the result is not always satisfactory. M. Bué is a teacher himself, and his lessons show that he under. stands the difficulties his brethren may labour under, and the best means by which they can be surmounted. We are glad to learn that the volume under nosice has been adopted by the London School Board.”—The Irish Teachers' Journal, Feb. 2nd, 1878.

“ This little book is a model both of cheapness and of completeness. In 150 pages it gives beginners the principal rules of the French accidence, thus enabling them to practise conversation after a very few lessons. M. Bué commences by a list of easy and useful words to be learned by heart; the elementary grammar comes next, each chapter being followed by a vocabulary and two exercises. The reading lessons which terminate the volume are amusing anecdotes of graduated difficulty, and the vocabularies are 80 compiled as to preclude the necessity of a separate dic. tionary. The pupil has thus in a very small duodecimo all the help he requires towards a quick and easy mastery of the elements of the French language."-School Board Chronicle.

“M. Bué's First French Book’ is much to be com. mended. The lessons are very gradua, and the rules are explained with a simplicity that must greatly help both teacher and pupil. At the end of each lesson a short vocabulary, a model exercise, and a conversation are given. At the end of the verbs is a short chapter for the in. quisitive,' which is well worth getting up, even by more advanced pupils. The chief merit of elementary books of this kind lies in their arrangement, and in this respect we have seen no better book than M. Bué's.”-School Guardian, Nov. 10th, 1877.

“A handy little volume, which may serve with advantage as an introduction to the study of more elaborate works.” The Pictorial World, Oct. 13, 1877.

“This is one of the best first-books to French that has ever been published. The difficulties of the language are presented in a series of exercises and lessons, through which the student is led before he realises that he has really had genuine difficulties presented to him. The vocabularies contained in the book have been selected very skilfully. 'A short chapter for the inquisitive' is excellent. There is a French-English vocabulary containing nearly 1,500 words in most frequent use."-The Weekly Times, Oct. 14, 1877.

“This is a very excellent little work, and will be wel. comed both in schools and for private teaching. It bears the impress of an experienced teacher; and is marked with great care in pointing out the peculiarities of the language in construction, idiom, and pronunciation. The printing also deserves & word of notice, the variations in termination, &c., to which it is desired to call attention, being given in excellent bold type-so that the utmost use is made of the eye-probably the most powerful of all senses in assisting the memory, especially in the case of young people. There is no doubt that it will quite fulfil the author's wish, modestly expressed in the preface, of becoming a useful and handy primer.'”—The London and China Ewpress, Oct. 12, 1877.

A great deal more of the information needed by a b ginner than much larger works often contain, will be found in this little pocket grammar and exercise book. Only an experienced teacher could so well anticipate the preliminary difficulties and remove them from the path of a young linguist as M. Bué has done in his primer."Public Opinion, Nov. 10, 1877.

THE

FIRST FRENCH BOOK.

Works by the same Author.

HACHETTE'S ILLUSTRATED FRENCH PRIMER;
Or, the Child's First French Lessons, with numerous illustrations,

1 vol., small 8vo, cloth, price ls. 6d.
EARLY FRENCH LESSONS.

64 pages, cloth, price 8d.

THE FIRST FRENCH BOOK, Grammar, Conversation, and Translation, 160 pages, cloth, price, 100.

THE SECOND FRENCH BOOK, Grammar, Conversation, and Translation. 208 pages, cloth, price 1s.

FIRST STEPS IN FRENCH IDIOMS.

192 pages, cloth, price Is. 6d. KEY TO THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOKS AND TO

THE FIRST STEPS IN FRENCH IDIOMS

(For Professors only). 1 vol., cloth, 2s. 6d. THE NEW CONVERSATIONAL FIRST FRENCH READER.

192 pages, cloth, price 10d.

FIRST FRENCH BOOK

GRAMMAR, CONVERSATION

AND TRANSLATION

DRAWN UP FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE

FIRST YEAR,
AND ADOPTED BY TEE SCHOOL BOARD FOR LONDON,

AND BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR CANADA.

With Two Completo Vocabularios

EDITED BY

HENRI BUÉ, B. ès L.,
FRENCH MASTER AT MERCHANT TAYLORS' SCHOOL, LONDON.

SEVENTY-FOURTH THOUSAND.

LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE & CIE.
LONDON : 18, KING WILLIAM STREET, CHARING Cross.

PARIS : 79, BOULEVARD ST.-GERMAIN.
BOSTON: CARL SCHOENHOF.

1884.
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