La Sainte Bible: Nombres [braille]


Accession Number: 2016.5

Summary/Description: Book of Numbers from the first braille edition of the Holy Bible, embossed at the Asile des Aveugles Lausanne, 1860-1867; case binding; gold, brown, and green marbled paper covers; spine is wrapped with an off-white linen, with a printed paper label pasted at the top, "Imprimerie Braille/Asile des Aveugles Lausanne"; single sided embossing on light brown paper, intaglio from press visible; spacers between signatures cut from paper embossed with raised letters.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2016.5

Publisher: Asile des Aveugles Lausanne

Publisher Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

Publish Date: 1863

Subjects: Braille Printing Religious books Bibles for the blind Switzerland

Physical Description: 1 volume (180 pages) of braille; 14.125 x 3.375 x 10.125 inches