New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1912. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First edition of an early and introductory work published to explain Montessori's educational system to Americans, with "Published August, 1912" on copyright page and ""MCMXII" on title page. Mustard-colored cloth with title and decorations stamped in black onto upper board, 12mo (7-1/4 inches tall), pp. [i]-viii, [ix-xii], 1-77, , illustrated with 14 photo plates inc. frontis. Volume covers are soiled and stained, p.o. ink name top ffep, a small stain and pencil notation near inner hinge of lower cover, text is clean and unmarked throughout. Near Very Good. Item #3000
From the Introduction [the book] ". .. is intended to call the attention of teachers to the principles that are applicable under American conditions, in distinction from incidental results which, though occurring among Italian children, are not possible in a non-phonetic language. It is also especially addressed to mothers who, having no time to study systems of education in detail, wish to have an intelligent comprehension of the best that is being done in education, that they may choose wisely for their children. It may be repeated that this is designed to be simply an American introduction to a system which is explained in detail in Madame Montessori's own book." Ask us about our Maria Montessori Books & Ephemera e-catalogue.
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