Bericht über die Armen-Erziehungs-Anstalt in Hofwyl, im Namen der zu Beaufsichtigung derselben niedergesetzten Commission …

Tubingen, Cotta, 1815.

8vo, pp. [6], 144, and 12 printed folding tables; partly unopened, some light marginal foxing throughout; bound in the original printed and decorated blue wrappers.

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First edition of an account of the agricultural school for poor children founded by Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg on the estate of Hofwyl in Switzerland in 1799. This is a detailed account of the workings of the school, and its ethos, which was designed to be self supporting and taught children the value of manual argricultural work combined with academic instructions. The book was published by the commission overseeing the school in an attempt to secure its survival after its founder’s death.

The tables at the end give a valuable insight into the more practical running of the establishment and show that it was financially viable.

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