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LAYCOCK, John. New dialogues, english and german. For the Use of both Nations. Preceded by a variety of initiatory lessons, and a large collection of idiomatical phrases, well calculated to accelerate the progress of the respective learners. In two parts. I. Preliminary Lessons and idomatical Phrases. II. Dialogues in the modern Style of Conversation.

Hamburgh [i.e. Hamburg]. F. H. Nestler & Melle, 1851. Fifth edition newly revised and enlarged.
12mo. [16], xxiv, 394pp. Printed in double columns. Contemporary green half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page 'Fanny G. Houghlin / Feb. 1863', very occasional light spotting.
A revised and enlarged edition of an immensely popular English/German language primer, seemingly first printed in 1836. 'The English language being now almost considered as forming an indispensable part of the education of Germans, one principal object studiously kept in view throughout the following Phrases and Dialogues, has been to render them essentially useful to this nation in particular' (preface to the first edition).
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 16785