[Gospel According to St. Luke] [Moon type]


Accession Number: 2019.3

Summary/Description: Volume ends with Chapter 11 of the book of St. Luke. "A Simplified System of Embossed Reading For The Use Of The Blind Invented By William Moon, LL.D., [etc.] --key to Moon type. Glued inside front cover is a print testimonial dated 1883 with a brief history of Moon Type and some recommended prayers specifically for people who are blind. Glued inside back cover is a list of publications available in Moon Type from the Moon Society. Frontispiece key to Moon type that includes the Moon alphabet, numbers, and symbols, along with some instructions for teaching individuals to use Moon type. Marbled paper (red/blue/yellow) over boards; corners and spine in black cloth. Print labels on spine read "Luke." and "Vol. I."

History/Provenance: Belonged to Susan Fish Maltby (1830-1913). Susan Fish was born near Vienna, PA, the daughter of William and Abigail Fish. She married farmer and schoolteacher Lauren Maltby in Bristol, OH in 1847 and moved to Iowa in 1852, living in or near Keokuk until 1875, when they moved to Adair County, MO. Her obituary stated that she was blind the last twenty years of her life. In October 1901, Susan Maltby gave the book of Luke to a friend, Augusta Rice Waddill. A hand written dedication in the file says, "To Mrs. Gussie Rice Waddill from her old friend and neighbor Mrs. Susan Maltby whose fingers have many times pressed every character of this book, that she might read the blessed comforting words of her Master, who 'opened the eyes of the blind'." Waddill gave the book back to Susan Maltby's granddaughter, Nellie Maltby Roberts in October 1928, and the book descended through the family thereafter. The donor is Susan Maltby's great great granddaughter.

Credit Line: Gift of Mary R. Cole, 2019.30.

Publisher: Moon Society

Publisher Place: Sussex, England

Publish Date: 1883

Subjects: Bible Bibles for the blind New Testament Gospels

Physical Description: 1 v. of raised type ; 11.5 x 13.5 x 2.25 in. Volume 1