Fables [Boston line letter]


Accession Number: 1991.3

Subtitle: Printed in raised letters by the American Printing House for the Blind

Summary/Description: Case bound, with ends of pages folded to create spacers; stamped in gold on spine label, "Gay's Fables"; brown marbled paper-covered boards with dark brown leather spine and corner tabs; one-sided embossing in Boston Line Letter; gilt stamped lettering and decorative lines on spine; label pasted on end sheet, "No. 2579/Library of the Department of Education, Frankfort, Kentucky";

Author: Gay, John (1685-1732)

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: This is the second book published by the American Printing House for the Blind. Four hundred copies were embossed between November and December of 1869. John Gay (1685-1732), the author of the Beggar's Opera, was a contemporary of the English satirists Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope. He wrote two collections of fables, the first a group of fifty short poems published in March 1727. The 1869 raised letter edition included 41 of these 50 fables.

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1991.30

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: 1869

Subjects: Books for children Fables

Physical Description: 1 v. (66 p.) of raised type ; 14 x 11.2 x 1.7 in.