Book Id: 41175 Doutes sur l'ortographe franceze. [Author's name is anagram for J. Rodilard pseudonym?]. IRILODRAD.
Doutes sur l'ortographe franceze. [Author's name is anagram for J. Rodilard pseudonym?]
Doutes sur l'ortographe franceze. [Author's name is anagram for J. Rodilard pseudonym?]

Doutes sur l'ortographe franceze. [Author's name is anagram for J. Rodilard pseudonym?]

Publisher Information: No Place: No Date [1693] possibly 1750.

IRILODRAD (possibly an anagram for J. Rodilard). Doutes sur l’ortographe franceze. 192pp. N.p., n.d. [1750]. 151 x 83 mm. Calf ca. 1750, gilt spine, light rubbing. Minor foxing and toning but very good. A few pencil marks in the text.

Second edition (?), first published in 1693. This anonymously published printers’ manual proposes a number of changes to the French orthography (spelling) of his day, such as replacing the final x with s in words like mieux and eliminating double consonants in words like appartenir. “The author, who hides under the anagram of Trilodrad [sic], can be classified among the innovators, although most of the reforms he requests have been accomplished in successive editions of the Dictionary of the Academy” (Firmin-Didot, Observations sur l’orthographe ou ortografie française, suivies d’une histoire de la réforme orthographique depuis le XVe siècle, vol. 12, p. 240 [translation ours]). Barber, French Letterpress Printing (1969) p. 3.

Book Id: 41175

3750+.

Price: $950.00

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