The Book of the Prophet Isaiah [Alston’s type]


Accession Number: 2017.13

Subtitle: Embossed For The Use of the Blind

Summary/Description: Tooled red leather-bound boards with gold stamped foil on the front, single sided embossing with the text in all capital letters. Embossed in Alston's type which was developed by the printer, John Alston. "Printed In The Asylum At The Institution Press, By John Alston, Honorary Treasurer To The Asylum; And Sold By John Smith And Son Glasgow : Smith Elder & Co., London; John Johnstone, Edinburgh. And J. Robertson Dublin." Paper label in upper left of front cover reads, "PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851 at the Close."

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2017.13.

Publisher: Blind Asylum (Glasgow)

Publisher Place: Glasgow, Scotland

Publish Date: 1840

Subjects: Alston's type Bibles for the blind Christianity Religion

Physical Description: 1 volume (152 pages) of raised type ; 13.125 x 10.25 x 3 in.