1886 & 1877 · New York
First and second parts of this manual from early supporters of Friedrich Fröbel's kindergarten philosophy of young children's education, bound together: "The benefit of Froebel's educational idea will completely be appreciated only, when it shall have been applied to every stage of educational progress — when, in fact, the kindergarten is considered but the preparation for a higher education based upon the same fundamental principle; a system which will permit each pupil to manifest his own individuality freely and without restraint, and allow the fullest scope to his talents, tastes, and tendencies."
The second portion, covering "the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth gifts," has a separate title-page dated 1877 (copyright 1882) and giving both New York and London publishers. Each section is illustrated with black and white diagrams. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to front board; corners bumped, one edge dented, fading to front board, minor bubbling of cloth to rear board. Minor scrapes to fore-edge, foxing and offsetting to endpapers. A simply presented book relating early childhood education to => all that comes after. (Inventory #: 38333)