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Johann Amos COMENIUS Orbis sensualium pictus quatrolinguis

Johann Amos COMENIUS

Orbis sensualium pictus quatrolinguis

Michaelis & Joh. Friderici Endterorum, Noribergae [Nuremberg] 1679, in-8 (11x18cm), (32) 603pp. (334), relié.

Edition four languages ??(German, Latin, Italian and French) adorned with numerous vignettes on wood (over 300) engraved in-text for imaging the lexicon. Each object represented in the prints are numbered and captioned. The first known edition of this work appeared in 1657, it was then only a German and Latin version. The book knew no less than 250 editions, across Europe and was translated into many languages. Full brown calf eighteenth. Back with five nerves decorated coffered and gilded finials, and a piece of red morocco. All red edges. Head cover and rugged cap tail largely missing. A few small wormholes in the back. Scuffs. Three corners bumped. A small loss in the center of the first guard. Pretty good copy. This is the first encyclopedia dedicated to youth together all the essential knowledge of the world. The publication of such a book, now considered one of the first educational books, the result of a reflection on the conditions of access to knowledge by children. Comenius, whose real name in January Ámos Comenius, Czech philosopher considered the father of modern pedagogy, believes that every child regardless of gender, religion or wealth, should have access to education; this is what he calls Pansophia or universal wisdom. Illustrations, numerous and detailed, allowed effective learning and teaching altogether. The book consists of 150 chapters (each with its own engraving) covering various topics: botany, zoology, activities and professions of men, religion, etc. Comenius also emphasizes the fun aspect of education: "This book (...) will (...) [to] attract young minds so that they do not think that the school is a species discomfort but instead they did therein that delights and entertainment. "


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