New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ [Boston line letter]


Accession Number: 1998.11.2

Subtitle: In raised letters for the user of the blind

Summary/Description: Olive/tan marbled paper over boards with leather on spine and corners. Volume 2 only was received with this accession. Embossed spine label reads: "New Testament, vol. 2." Contents: Acts 12:13-Revelation. " . . . executed for the American Bible Society under the direction of S. G. Howe. at the institution for the blind" --t.p. Single-sided embossing. S.P. Ruggles, printer. Samuel Gridley Howe reported in 1836 that the entire New Testament was in press. It was being embossed with aid from the American Bible Society ($1200), the Massachusetts Bible Society ($1000), Ladies Bible Society ($800), and an individual donor ($250). In 1842, the entire Bible was completed, condensed to eight volumes, and sold at cost at $20 per set.

History/Provenance: Belonged to distant cousin of donor, J. Edward Beale, who attended the Virginia School for the Blind in Staunton from 1872-78. He lived in Bowensville and Warrenton in Fourquier County, VA. and made brooms and caned chairs.

Credit Line: Donated by Susan and David Pratt, 1998.11.

Publisher: American Bible Society

Publisher Place: [New York]

Publish Date: 1841

Subjects: Bibles Bibles for the blind New Testament

Physical Description: v. of raised type ; 3.25 x 13 x 15.3 in. Volume 2