Martha and Cupid [New York Point]


Accession Number: 2015.9.9

Summary/Description: Gold clothbound boards; two cardboard spacers between each signature; single-sided embossed pages; stitched through margins of signatures and spacers; title page has a two-line border constructed from four dot cells; in New York Point on title page, "martha and cupid by julie m. lippman/author of.../clovernook printing house for the blind mt. healthy, ohio 1915". Note hand embossed on first liner sheet in New York Point, "compliments of the clovernook printing house, mt. healthy, ohio. this was one of the first books printed, and it is imperfect and can not be sold. hope you will enjoy it."

Author: Lippmann, Julie M.

History/Provenance: Founded in 1903 as an industrial home for blinded women by Florence and Georgia Trader, Clovernook opened its printing department in 1914. As of 2015, it was one of the largest volume braille embossers in the U.S., specializing in magazines and library books.

Credit Line: Gift of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, 2015.9

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Publisher Place: New York

Publish Date: 1914

Subjects: Embossed works Embossing (Printing) Fictitious characters Novels

Physical Description: 133 pp.; 14 x 3.5 x 12.75 in.