Montessori, Maria. Il Metodo della Pedagogia Scientifica applicato All'Educazione Infantile nelle case dei bambini. Citta di Castello: Lapi, 1909. First edition. 
Burgundy leather spine with faded purple cloth boards, 8 x 11 inches, 283 pp., followed by 2 leaves of 8 reproduced photographs and 13 plates. There is also one folding plate in the text and many in-text illustrations. This tall book is faded along the top and back edges of the binding, about 1 1/2 inches in width - typical sunning from standing above other books in a stack for many years. Corner tips exposed from the binder not using enough cloth for the size of the book. Good. Hardcover.
One of the seminal books of the 20th century and destined for placement on any list of books for the serious collector of philosophy or "Great Books." Auction prices have exceeded $2500 (2006) and we believe that the demand will increase. Italian text.