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 a very early book specifically for the education of young people for the reading of the Hebrew language.It includes a table of Hebrew - German equivalents, and the German is written in Hebrew letters as is true of most of the text.