Beauties and Achievements of the Blind

Later printing. Decorative brown cloth cover with gilt lettering as well as Victorian-style flower pattern in gilt on spine. Illustrated frontispiece is assumed to be the two authors watching over two blind female students. Includes an example of the raised-text format, a system of embossed characters for the blind was developed by Valentin Hauy who founded the Paris Blind School where Louis Braille would attend and study. This example is undated, and is from Isaiah XLII.16 "And I will bring the Blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in Paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." Example printed by N.B. Kneass, Jr. in Philadelphia.  Wear to volume at corners and top edge op spine, gilt a bit faded on spine. Foxing concentrated at front and rear of text block, very minimal otherwise. Pages are mostly bright and white, a bit of foxing. Some toning to the edges of the pages. Includes memoirs of several eminent blind authors including Homer, Blacklock, Holman, Wilson, Huber, Miss Alice Holmes, Miss Frances Jane Crosby, Miss Cynthia Bullock and others. There is a collection of poems by blind authors including L. V. Hall, Frances Brown, Margaret Belches, Michael M'Guire and others. Measures 5" x 7 1/2" with 387 pages.


  • BEAUTIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BLIND
  • William Artman & L.V. Hall
  • Author Published in Auburn NY, 1865