Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(BIBLE--BLIND.) The Book of Psalms, Printed for the Blind of Great Britain and the United States. 146 leaves, printed in raised Boston Line Type. Large 4to, contemporary 1/2 calf, spine label also in Boston Line Type, worn with front board detached; first six leaves trimmed at fore-edge without loss of text, closed tear to title page, minor foxing and dampstaining; uncut; later owner's inscriptions and unrelated engraving on rear endpapers. Boston: S.P. Ruggles, 1837

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Printed in Boston Line Type, created in 1835 as an alternative to Braille, which used embossed representations of stylized letters rather than raised dots. This volume was prepared under the direction of the inventor of Boston Line Type, Samuel Gridley Howe of the Institution for the Education of the Blind. He is better known as the husband of composer and activist Julia Ward Howe. 5 examples in OCLC, and none traced at auction.