An 1873 manual to cure stuttering

An 1873 manual to cure stuttering

Eduard Günther. Praktische Anleitung zur vollständigen Heilung des Stotterns für Eltern und Lehrer sowie zum Selbstgebrauch. von Ed. Günther, Hauptlehrer der Taubstummen-Anstalt zu Neuwied. Neuwied & Leipzig, Druck und Verlag der J.H. Heuser'schen Buchhandlung, 1873. 22,5 x 15,5 cm. [2], X, 127, [1] pp. Original printed boards (the back with a publisher's stocklist). Paper browned, boards with some wear, otherwise in very good condition.


First edition of a German manual to cure stuttering, by an author who established an institute for deaf-mutes in Neuwied (Germany) in 1854.


The first two pages include favourable reviews of Günther's method, then follow a brief preface and 50 exercises in a fascinating design that resembles avant-garde poetry of the interbellum. The manual was apparently rather successful: it was reprinted in 1888 and 1893; this first edition, though, is surprisingly rare.


WorldCat (2 copies).

    € 450,00Price
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