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French grammatology: or a course of French.

Author Surenne, Gabriel
Title French grammatology: or a course of French.
Imprint Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd
Date of Publication 1828
Language English and French
Notes Gabriel Surenne was French master at the Scottish Military and Naval Academy, according to the title-page of this volume, an Edinburgh institution 'for training young men chiefly for the service of the royal and East India Company's services, and to all the ordinary branches of education were added fortification, military drawing, gun-drill, and military exercises' (James Grant, Old and New Edinburgh, vol. 3, p. 138). It was closed in the late 19th century, when at around the same time a new system of army entrance examinations was introduced, and the site was required for the Caledonian Railway Station (now the Caledonian Hilton). His French textbooks were reprinted throughout the nineteenth century, but this copy used in a class taught by Surenne himself, as the inscription on all volumes testifies: 'Alexander Graham at Mr Surenne's Class, Military Academy, May 18th 1831'.
Shelfmark AB.1.208.003
Reference Sources James Grant, Old and New Edinburgh (Cassell) vol. 3; Bookseller's catalogue.
Acquired on 04/12/07
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