Boston: Published by A. N. Johnson, 86 Tremont Street, 1852. First edition. Oblong 12mo (4.63 x 7.25 inches), original sheep spine, printed orange boards, 224 pages. Printed music and words. Fragile spine somewhat rubbed and a bit cracked; boards somewhat rubbed; in very good condition. Item #20284
“The arrangement of the Elementary principles, differs entirely from that of any similar work, known to the Editors. The Elementary principles, as usually arranged in School Books, seem to be better as manuals forthe teacher, than as text-books for the scholar. . . . The name, ‘Pestalozzian School Song Book,’ has been selected, as not inappropriate to a work of this kind, in view of the important services rendered by Pestalozzi to the cause of Elementary education, in all its branches.” Something of a reform music instruction tune book for elementary school children, based in part on child-centered educational practices. Free endpapers excised.