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Sammlung interessanter und durchgängig zweckmässig abgefasster Reisebeschreibungen für die Jugend, von . Vierter Theil mit Chursächsischer Freiheit.

CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich.

Published by Braunschweig, in der Schulbuchhandlung, 1788., 1788
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12°, contemporary half calf over decorated boards (some wear), gilt spine with raised bands in six compartments, orange and dark brown lettering pieces (chipping), endleaves of bluish paper, edges rouged. Title page backed (not affecting text), title page and p. 352 somewhat soiled. Overall in good condition. Owner's signature, dated 1821, on recto of front free endleaf. (3 ll.), 352 pp. *** The Kleine Kinderbibliothek runs to 12 volumes (of which this is the fourth), but each can also be considered a separate work, and each was apparently reprinted as necessary. This volume focuses on two accounts. The first is the description by Isabel Godin des Odonais (1728-1792) of her twenty-year journey to join her husband, which took her from her native Riobamba (Viceroyalty of Peru, now Ecuador) to the mouth of the Amazon River. The second account (pp. 33-352) is Jonathan Carver's Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768, which includes extensive information on Native Americans in the Midwest, and was an important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark.Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746-1818), a native of Lower Saxony, was a major figure in the German Enlightenment and is notable for his attempts at educational reform. He was briefly a tutor to Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, with whom he maintained ties. After a brief stint as teacher at Johann Bernhard Basedow's Philanthropinum in Dessau, he established in Hamburg his own teaching institute, which based learning on a family model. Published works include Robinson der Jüngere, 1779-80, and the trilogy Die Entdeckung von Amerika. In 1786 he moved to Braunschweig, where he proposed to reform the school system, and where he died, age 72, in 1818.*** NUC: Hamburg and Reutlingen, 1786-96 at DLC, NN; Wolfenbuttel, 1786-? at NN; Reutlingen, 1787-1800 at ViU; and later editions. The only NUC listing for a Braunschweig printing is a copy of volume 7 only (1789) at CtY. Bookseller Inventory # 20644

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Title: Sammlung interessanter und durchgängig ...

Publisher: Braunschweig, in der Schulbuchhandlung, 1788.

Publication Date: 1788

Binding: Hardcover

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