Select Library for the Blind [Philadelphia line]


Accession Number: 2007.14

Subtitle: Volume First

Summary/Description: A collection of fables, anecdotes, and stories with morals. Olive/black/brown marbled paper over boards with burgundy leather(?) on corners and spine. On title page: "Printed at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. 1838. M. Snider, printer." Handwritten in pencil on the front endpaper is "Work room," with "March 1867" beneath it in pen. Discoloration on the front endpaper shows where a book label had been affixed. Contents: Easter Eggs --The Benedictine Gardener -- The Gold Tree -- The Ogre -- The Four Elements -- The Fair -- The Oak Tree -- The Lily -- The Rose -- The Waste of Life -- A Persecuting Spirit Reproved -- A Bird's Egg -- Industry -- Discontented Pendulum -- The Bag of Gold -- The Foolish Loitered. Single-sided embossing.

History/Provenance: One of the earliest books embossed in Philadelphia Line, a raised letter type. By 1853, the school had printed a 5th volume of essays. The book was anonymously donated to the Belden Library in Nebraska and purchased by the Callahan Museum in 2007.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2007.14

Publisher: Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind

Publisher Place: Philadelphia

Publish Date: 1838

Subjects: Fables Books for children

Physical Description: 1 v. (103 p.) of raised type ; 12 x 7.75 in.