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Fernando Histoire D'un Jeune Espagnol

Traduit de L'allemand

By Christophe Schmid

Translated by Louis Friedel

1883 - Tours - Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs

7.25" by 4.25", 105, (1)pp

 

 
 

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An uncommon copy of the french translation of Schmid's Fernando - The History of a Young Spaniard

 

A rare survival in the original pictorial embossed boards with gilt detail

Writer of children's stories and educator, Christoph von Schmid was born at Dinkelsbuehl, in Bavaria, on 15 August 1768, and died at Augsburg on September 3, 1854. He studied theology and was ordained priest in 1791. Christoph von Schmid then served as assistant in several parishes until 1796, when he was placed at the head of a large school in Thannhausen on the Mindel, where he taught for many years. He soon began writing books for children which taught Christian values.His first work was a bible history for children (1801). He continued with his calling as a writer of children's books throughout his long life, one of his most noted stories being Die Ostereier (Easter Eggs, 1816) due to its popularity and also that he started signing himself as author of Easter Eggs. Many say that he was the pioneer writer of books for youths. His original purpose for writing was to reward his students after school by reading his books to them. His writings have been translated into 24 languages. His principle juvenile works are Biblische Geschichte fr Kinder, Der Weihnachtsabent, Genovena, Ostereier, Das Blumenkrbschen, and Erzhlungen fr Kinder und Kinderfreunde (18231829).His stories usually centre around a disturbance to the happiness of good people which God's righteousness finally fixes, the goal of the writer being to awaken a practical piety in his youthful readers. He also wrote poems which are scattered here and there in his work. His autobiography, Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben, was published in 18531857. From 1816 to 1826 he was parish priest at Oberstadion in Wrtemberg. In 1826, Christoph von Schmid was appointed canon of the Cathedral of Augsburg, where he died of cholera when he was eighty seven.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm. The outer hinges are starting slightly. There is wear to the extremities including bumping, discolouration and some areas of loss especially to the top and tail of the spine. The rear inner hinge is slightly strained. Internally the pages are browned with some mild spotting. Overall the condition of the book is good.

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