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BLIND, EARLY BOOKS FOR THE
According to official history of the Library published ca. 1915, the Library had at that time 95 volumes of books for the blind. (Cf. Princeton University Library, p. 57 [ExB 0639.7373.7])
Only a few of these remain. Two were published by the Perkins Institution in Boston: a Bible (8 vols.) published by the American Bible Society has embossed roman letters [(Ex) BS185 1841 .N4q]; and Milton's Poetical works (2 vols.), also printed in embossed roman letters [(Ex) 3859.1855q].
A second group is printed in William Moon's special embossed "letter-forms", which resemble simplified letters. The volumes include The epistles of Paul (in 3 v.) [(Ex) HV1678 .B56 P374 1858q] and The gospel according to St. Mark (in 1 v.), published in 1858 [(Ex) HV1678 .B56 M374 1858q].
The Graphic Arts collecton holds two books by Sebastian Guillie, Essai sur l'instruction des aveugles [(GAX) HV1626 .G9], and Notice historique sur l'instruction des jeunes aveugles [(GAX) HV1631.5 .G85 1819q], which discuss education for the blind. Valentin Hauy also wrote on the subject; a translation of his book is bound into a book of poems by the late reverend Dr. Thomas Blacklock [(Ex) PR3318.B49 A7 1793].