New York: E. Steiger, 1871. Leather Bound. [iv] 136, [36p] sixteen monochrome plates showing geometrical shapes on graph paper, first edition in old quarter morocco boards, ex library; joints are cracking but not yet loosened, hinges sound, marbled boards are edgeworn, expect minor internal handling wear and dust-soil. Includes children's songs with music.
Douai, 1819-1888, was one of the few German-American Marxists of the 1848 generation to remain active in the Socialist movement. Douai first emigrated to Texas where he established an antislavery newspaper, The San Antonio Zeitung, he was later driven out of Texas because of his abolitionist politics. He was also an early advocate of kindergartens, and wrote probably the earliest fiction by an American Marxist, Fata Morgana, deutsch-amerikane Preis-Novelle, published in 1858.