Tales from Shakespeare [Sound recording]

Book, Audio

Accession Number: 2017.8.4

Summary/Description: Red and gray patterned linen-bound record album, 14 paper sleeves, secured at spine with two post screws, printed on spine, "Tales from Shakespeare/ Lamb/Recording/American Printing House for the Blind/Louisville, Ky". Catalog number 17 from the American Printing House for the Blind but one of the first nine books recorded at APH, prior to the first Library of Congress contract. Black paper label in print on side B and black label in braille on side A, legend reads in gold ink "Isabelle Archer Dyer Memorial Record/Talking Book/Solely For The Use Of The Blind/Recorded and Manufactured by/American Printing House for the Blind/Licensed under Dyer Patents/In 14 Records/Copyright, 1926, by/Allyn and Bacon/Tales From Shakespeare/ By Charles and Mary Lamb/Read by Hugh Sutton/Recorded 1937/By Permission of the Publisher/Allyn and Bacon/Boston/American Printing House for the Blind/Louisville, Kentucky." Record sides are stamped consecutively TS1 through TS28. [Narrator] Sutton, Hugh

Narrator: Sutton, Hugh

Author: Lamb, Charles and Mary

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: 1937

Printer: American Printing House for the Blind

Place Printed: Louisville, KY

Date Printed: 1937

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

Physical Description: 14 sound discs : rigid vinyl, 11 13/16 in. diameter; red linen-bound album with 14 internal sleeves, 12.5 x 14.625 x 2 in.