Cortina French-English Military Manual (1917) Jean A. Picard – WWI


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Picard, Jean A., Cortina French-English Military Manual  (Cortina Acadamy of Languages: New York, 1917)

Duo-decimo. 274 pages plus advertisements and testimonials. Red limp binding stamped with title and author gilt in a gilt box.  Spine is un-decorated.  Front endpapers are a map of the French front.

Condition: Good+, front endpaper separating from remainder of book. Textblock edges are darkened. Lower front corner of cover bumped.

Founded in 1882 as Cortina Academy of Languages by Professor Rafael Diaz de la Cortina, CLI originated the recorded method of language learning, using early cylinders developed for Cortina by Thomas Edison.

This book was intended for English speaking soldiers to understand French commands during World War I.