Gulliver’s Travels [Sound recording]

Book, Audio

Accession Number: 2017.8.1

Summary/Description: Original metal edge cardboard mailing container and paper record sleeves included; paper label on lid of case , "MRS. F. HENDERSON/SUMNER SCHOOL/#301"; typed paper label on side of lid, "GULLIVER'S TRAVELS Swift 8 r." The first of five talking books recorded during the American Printing House for the Blind's first year of recording in 1936. Green paper label in print on side B and in braille on side A, legend reads "Phonographic Book/Recorded/Exclusively for the Blind/Gulliver's Travels/By Jonathan Swift/Read by Hugh Sutton/In 8 records/Copyright 1914, by Ginn and Company/All rights reserved/Recorded 1936, by Permission of the Publisher/Ginn and Company, Boston/American Printing House for the Blind/Incorporated/Louisville, Kentucky." Record sides are stamped outside label, on first four sides, 66-69; on sides 5-7, 74-76; on side 8, 81; on side 9-16, GT-9 through GT-16. [Narrator] Sutton, Hugh

Narrator: Sutton, Hugh

Author: Swift, Jonathan

History/Provenance: Donor found these in his Minnesota high school while gathering props for a play as a student, took them home, and kept them through several moves. Other books in the set are stamped Minneapolis Braille and Sightsaving Class.

Credit Line: Gift of Michael P. Lucas, 2017.8.

Publish Date: 1936

Printer: American Printing House for the Blind

Place Printed: Louisville, KY

Date Printed: 1936

Subjects: Recreational reading (use for children's lit, novels, short stories, "popular" books.) Literature (use for classics, including plays.) Talking books

Physical Description: 8 sound discs : rigid vinyl, 11 13/16 in. diameter; telescoping cardboard shipping carton, 13.25 x 13 x 1.25 in.