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Item #71189 Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein. Johannes Buno, Conrad Buno.
Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein...
Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein...

Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein...

The Emblematic Teaching Method Buno, Johannes [1617-1697]. Buno, Conrad, Engraver. Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein, Da Vermittels der Darinnen Begriffenen Anleitung, Nicht nur Junge, Sondern auch Erwachsene Innerhalb 6. Tagen, Zu Fertigem Lesen so wol Deutscher als Lateinischer, Gro - und kleiner Schriften Durch Lustige Mahrlein und Spiele Konnen Gebracht Werden, Zu Besserer und Zeitiger Erbauung der Allgemeinen Christlichen Jugend Wolmeinend Ausgefertiget. Danzig: Bey Andreas Hunefeld, 1650. [xxiv], 72 pp. Folding engraved copperplate and printed table mis-bound at rear of text. (Half-page printed tables included in some copies not present, see below). Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary marbled wrappers. Light rubbing with negligible wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, faint dampstaining and minor worming to foot of text block at rear of text. An appealing copy of a rare title. $4,000. * Only edition. Buno, the rector of the St. Michael's Gymnasium in Luneburg, was the inventor of a unique "emblematic teaching method" (ADB) that used pictures and allegories as mnemonic devices, most of them engraved by his brother, Conrad. He produced several textbooks on law, theology, history, geography and German and Latin grammar using this method. As indicated by its title, the Neues und also Eingerichtetes ABC- und Lesebuchlein is a method to teach German and Latin to children and adults "within six days" through "amusing props and games"). The folding engraving and the table illustrate aids for reading and speaking properly. Some copies have an additional two leaves containing half-page printed tables (with blank versos) of German and Latin letters intended to be pasted onto dice to make a game for learning declensions. Copies without these tables may have been intended for Calvinist households, which might have been offended by anything associated with gambling. Graesse does not indicate these plates. OCLC locates 6 copies, all in German libraries. Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (accessed online). Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares and Precieux I:572. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 23:290437L.

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