Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, 1941. First edition. Softcover. Small Quarto. 39 (1)pp. Original gray wraps with illustrated border and b/w lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Beautifully color illustrated first mathematics book for the elementary school in Germany. The color illustrated part of 32 pages contains numerous different approaches to teach the children the basics of adding and subtracting with numbers up to One Hundred. Eight pages in b/w at rear with arithmetic problems for the children to practice their newly acquired skills.
The symbols used to teach these basic mathematical skills are taken from everyday life, e.g. bicycles, glasses, pets, puppets, birds, spinning tops and coins, etc., but also military imagery, e.g. soldiers, war ships and tanks. Next to the publisher Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn a number of other publishers are credited with the publication: Velhagen & Klasing, Bielefeldt, L. Oehmigke's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin, and Roth & Co., Berlin. Text in German. Light sunning of front cover and spine. Wraps and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #43534