Frankfurt a. M: Jagersche Buch. 4-1/4"x6-1/2", 1/2 leather & marbled boards, 135,31,232pp. Volume two has a frontispiece engraving of a family celebrating Christmas Eve. An early graphic image (1821) of a Christmas tree decorated with candles and presents, surrounded by three little boys. -- Printed title "der Weynachtsabend". -- Bound between the two volumes are 31 numbered pages with the title: Cours de Mythologie a l'usage de la jeunnesse avec des notes allemandes explicatives, historiques et geographiques. Avec figures 12. Prix. broche 20 gl. ou 1 fl. 30 hr. [Images for Mythology Course for Youth Use with Explanatory, Historical and Geographic German Notes. With figures 12. Price. brooch 20 gl. or 1 fl. 30 hr.] -- Moderate rubbing to the extremities and the boards, sound binding (see photos). Very good. Item #9830
"Wilhelmine Halberstaadt founded various girl schools which accommodated socially disadvantaged girls and enabled them to take up vocational training . She also set up the Halberstadt Miss Foundation for fatherless daughters, a kind of pension insurance for women. She was already a famous woman during her lifetime and was mentioned in the same breath as August Hermann Francke in the 19th century"-wikipedia.