This text was prepared by William Gross:
Literacy has always been a primary goal for Jews throughout the Diaspora. Even during he dark ages the knowledge of reading and writing was maintained. The study of the Holy texts was impossible without these skills and such study was the goal of every Jewish male. Education began at an early age. There are many books and single sheets in the Gross Family Collection that are testimony to the efforts made for teaching.
This is the third edition of this book for teaching Hebrew to children. Although published in Vienna it was meant for Italian speaking children and the Latin texts are in Italian. There is a fine etching on the title page depicting a teacher with a child and his mother. The approbation for the book is given by the Rabbi of Trieste.