Books for the Blind

Article, Magazine

Accession Number: 2000.37a-b

Summary/Description: A disbound article, pages 284(?)-286, from Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper, a London publication, Sep. 29, 1860. Article discusses the printing of books in embossed characters for the blind. Alston's type and the systems of Lucas, Frere, and Moon are specifically mentioned. Includes three illustrations of raised type and a fourth illustration comparing the characters in the systems of Lucas, Alston, and Moon. .37a - first paragraph of the article, clipped from the original page (284?). .37b - one leaf with pages 285 and 286.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2000.37

Publisher: [from] Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper

Publish Date: September 29, 1860

Subjects: Blind Books and reading Printing and writing systems Tactile printing history

Physical Description: 1 article : ill.