Thiruvanmiyur, Madras, India and London: Kalakshetra Publications, distributed by The Theosophical Publishing House, 1969.
Hardcover. 8 3/4" X 5 5/8". xiv, [ii], 381pp. Moderate wear to green printed dust jacket, with heavy sunning to spine, small tears to corners and head of spine, light dust soiling, and imprint of handwriting to front panel. Bound in green cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, firm and sound. Occasional crease to corner, else pages clean and unmarked. Pencilled note to rear free endpaper. A solid and presentable 1969 printing in the original dust jacket of this landmark book by the pioneer in educational philosophy and pedagogy Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (1870–1952).
ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD:
"In The Discovery of the Child Maria Montessori describes the nature of the child and her method. She believes that once the general principles of her method have been grasped, the parts dealing with its material application are extremely simple. Gone are teachers who wear out their lungs maintaining discipline, the verbal instruction has been replaced by 'material for development', which affords children the opportunity of teaching themselves by their own efforts. The teacher thus becomes a director of the children's own spontaneous work." (publisher of later edition). Very good / good. Item #12058