TROIS NOUVEAUX CONTES Dedies a L'Enfance; par l'auteur des Oeufs de Paques; Traduit par L'Abbe Macker.
Strasbourg: Chez Vve. Levrault, rue des Juifs, 33. 1839. 1st Edition in French. Not in the Gumuchian catalogue. , 122 pp. Contains: "La Famille Chrétienne", "Le Vieux Château" & "L'enfant Muet". Frontis, engraved t.p. with vignette & 2 inserted plates (one each preceding the 2nd & 3rd tale). 5-1/4" x 3-3/8". Original publisher's pale yellow paper-wrapped boards, printed in black with a vignette to front board. Light blue edgestain. General edgewear. Paper loss to spine lower 1". Some foxing to paper. Withal, a VG copy. Item #29878
Von Schmid acknowledged as a "pioneer writer of books for children, and his great merits are fully acknowledged by both Catholic and Protestant writers on pedagogics. His stories have been translated into twenty-four languages, and to this day he is regarded in Germany as the prince of story-writers for the young. He is the greatest educator Bavaria produced in the eighteenth century, and ranks, both as to theory and practice, with the most celebrated of modern educators." [Catholic Encyclopedia].
Somewhat rare edition of this work: OCLC records just one copy in the US [UCLA] & KVK locates just one copy in Germany.