In Touch Printing and Writing for the Blind in the Nineteenth Century

Harris, Elizabeth M.

Published by National Museum of American History by the Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC, 1981
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Title: In Touch Printing and Writing for the Blind ...

Publisher: National Museum of American History by the Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.


31 page illustrated wrappers, cream stiff printed wrappers lettered in print and braille. 26 x 21.5 cm. Plus unpaginated braille text, approx. 100 pages in tan printed stiff wrappers lettered in type and braille. This exhibition catalogue traces innovations in printing and writing methods devised during the 1800s to educate blind persons -- examples of Barbier's point writing (the forerunner of braille), a knotted string alphabet, phonetic writing, Moon type, etc. All contents fine, housed in brown clam shell box, backstrip lettered in gilt, and also fine. Bookseller Inventory # 20578

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