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Third Edition, in One thick Volume, post 8vo. price 10s. 6d.
A NEW PRACTICAL DICTIONARY

OF THE

FRENCH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES:

Compiled from the most recent Authorities, English and French; and
containing, amongst other Improvements,

1. New Words in general use in each Lan- | 4. Acceptations of the Words separated by
guage, not to be found in other Dic-
figures, with directions as to the choice
tionaries.
to be made of the proper Word.
2. Compound Words not translated lite- 5. Examples of the most familiar Idioms
rally.

3. Prepositions annexed to the French Verbs and Adjectives, showing what case they govern.

and Phrases, &c.

Followed by abridged VOCABULARIES of GEOGRAPHICAL and MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES.

By LÉON CONTANSEAU,

Professor of the French Language in the Royal Indian Military College; Author of a French Grammar, of a French Reading-Book (Prosateurs et Poètes Français), and of a Guide to French Translation.

"Very portable as to its form, and very complete as to its matter. It includes fully the French and English of the present day, by inserting such new words as photograph, revolver, stereoscope, and many more; it includes familiar English compounds representing simple words in French; it gives French for every sense in which an English word is taken-thus, there are twelve senses to the word match, all of course to be translated differently. It gives with French verbs the prepositions required after their infinitives or adjectives; it illustrates idioms; it gives the principal tenses of irregular verbs, and it is so printed as greatly to assist the eye in finding any information sought." EXAMINER.

"The fruit of seven years' toil, by a teacher occupying a distinguished position, this Dictionary has strong claims to favourable consideration. It is a convenient me

dium between the large and abridged die

tionaries of Spiers and Tarver. The plan is admirable, and the execution worthy of the plan. The prominent features are-the insertion of the newest words, the correct translation of compound words-which often do not correspond in the two languages, and are, therefore, very liable to be mistranslated -the annexing of prepositions required after French verbs and adjectives, the distinct enumeration of the various senses in which a single word is often used, with proper renderings of each, and the introduction of useful idioms and phrases......The typographical arrangement is remarkably clear,

consistent, and convenient for practical purposes. We must mention, as another excellence, the insertion of the principal tenses of irregular verbs, both French and English." ATHENAUM.

"This appears upon the first glance to be a model for a portable dictionary. It is in small 8vo., contains rather more than 500 pages [470 more=970], on good paper, but not too thick: so that the volume is compact in every sense. Although the words are very closely packed-for there is an immense number in a small space-the choice of type is excellently adapted to setting forth the original word, its several relations and explanations, with perfect distinctness: the reference is peculiarly easy-the eye glances over the page without hindrance, and fastens upon the word at once. The volume, however, contains improvements. It comprises all the new words introduced into both lanpotichomanie. A part of the packing is such as photograph,'' stereoscope,'

effected by an ingenious use of figures and other signs to indicate the peculiar acceptation of words. Specimens of the most prominent idioms and familiar phrases are thrown in; and irregular verbs are worked out, so as to save trouble and mistake. We have gleaned over the dictionary to test some of the more ordinary defects, especially erroneous spelling, and we find that it stands this test well. The old-fashioned spelling seems to be corrected; we do not, for example, find bonhommie,' but bonhomie,' in the modern fashion." SPECTATOR.

MR. CONTANSEAU'S PRACTICAL DICTIONARY IS NOW IN USE IN THE ROYAL INDIAN MILITARY COLLEGE, ADDISCOMBE; THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH; THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, SANDHURST; KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON; HARROW SCHOOL; CHELTENHAM COLLEGE; MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE; AND CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, LONDON.

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London: LONGMAN, GREEN, and CO. Paternoster Row.

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Late Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford

LONDON

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