Philadelphia. Mentz un Rovoudt. 1845.
Hard cover child's ABC and Numerals lesson booklet; 6.75 x 4.5 inches; fabric spine; 34 numbered pages; paper loss at free edge of front cover and at bottom of rear cover; paste-downs on verso of front and rear covers. Four one-page moralistic tales illustrated with wood engravings (Der Bär und die zwei Freunde, etc.); one illustration with a child’s coloring added. Front and rear cover art signed Gilbert. Summary: This volume is earlier than the more frequently seen Schäfer und Koradi editions, which date from circa 1850. Not in Klinefelter's "The ABC Books of the Pennsylvania Germans." Item #50890