München, Munich: Bayerischer Schulbuch Verlag and R. Oldenbourg Verlag; 1954, [6th printing, not stated]; red illustrated boards with blue cloth spine, endpapers with small coloured illustrations of fifty words, blank on rear, charming coloured pictures on every page, 8vo 144 pages including handwriting models showing connected printing cursive, two pages to parents and educators, and index. German language hardback. medium.
An excellent German primer, frequently reprinted, with a long history. Written in the 20's by a teacher at the Munich experimental school as an organic incorporation of holistic reading and writing lessons, "whole word method" The book a print into script approach both as to the font and the handwriting. As Mein Buch in the National Socialist era it included topics meant to shape the characters of German Youth. It was reprinted after the war, with these pages omitted. An interesting explanation of the author's method follows. The 1948 Manual Der Gesamtunterricht im ersten Schuljahr is available on abe, not from us.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; collector's name on copyright page , no other marks, very straight and clean, corner tips rubbed, pages lightly toned, a lovely copy. Item #21985