Comenius trilingual textbook


COMENIUS, J. A. Janua linguarum reserata. 1643.

Title page of the French/Latin/Greek trilingual edition of one of John Amos Comenius’s principal works, the Janua linguarum reserata, or The gate of tongues unlocked.  In it Comenius experimented with a new pedagogical technique of providing subject- and situation-based phrases in multiple languages, presented side-by-side.  The textbook became a great success and went through countless editions in many languages.

EHC 08.1643.Com.] [Willems 995]

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