Lot 266 of 443:
Book of Common Prayer for the blind 1845  

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The Book Of Common Prayer: And Administration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites & Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Protestant Episcopal Church In The United States Of North America For The Benefit Of The Blind

Thayer, Foster


Institution for the Blind



240 numbered leaves with embossed raised inkless letters on recto only.  (Folio) 39.5x29 cm (15½x12"), period half cloth and boards. 

Book of Common Prayer for the blind, executed under the direction of S.G. Howe at the Institution for the Blind, using the method of raised letters first used by Valentin Hauy in 1786. This line-letter system was superseded by the Braille system at the end of the 19th century. Rare.

Lot Amendments

Good amount of wear and rubbing to boards, top board along with first 4 leaves detached but present, spine label partially lacking; page edges a bit brittle with toning/dampstaining, scattered light foxing, some wormholing to final blank leaf and rear endpapers; about good.

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