Republican Sillabary. For children of the... - Lot 91 - Ader

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Republican Sillabary. For children of the... - Lot 91 - Ader
Republican Sillabary. For children of the first age. Freedom. Equality. From the printing house of the Department of Vaucluse. In Avignon. Year III of the Republic. [1794-1795]. In-16 (12 x 10 cm). 15, (1) pp : fine paper covers, printed and illustrated with two woodcuts, each with an ornate frame, cherub playing timpani on the first, allegory of the Republic on the second. Uncommon printing from Avignon intended not only for learning to read, but also for the instruction of the young citizen. Two "chansons à l'enfant qui lira bien", on the reverse side of the first cover, the first one to be sung on the tune of the "Carmagnole". Lower case and upper case alphabets, adorned with a kind of Phrygian cap engraved on wood and syllabary, precede amusing exercises of first readings, The Ten Commandments of the French Republic, The Six Commandments of Liberty, Religion (which consists in three lines "not to do to others what we would not want done to us"), Division of time, The Months of the year, What makes up a Republic and the Republican Oath. Fragile publication published in the year when the teaching of French was made compulsory. Rare historical testimony. Numbers inscribed in ink, at the time, at the foot of the first cover with a small hole near the inner margin.
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