This text was prepared by William Gross:
There existed a whole class of Yiddish literature printed for women in the area of southern Germany. These Jewish females did not generally know Hebrew, but could and did read Yiddish.
This book is one of "Techinot", special women's prayers for all needs and ocassions. The printer had the daring to use an illustration of a woman, a depiction probably taken from some series of Zodiac signes.