DISABILITY

[ 'Hesba Stretton' (Sarah Smith), Victorian children's author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Hesba Stretton') to 'Mrs. Picton', regarding her disabled nephew.

Author: 
'Hesba Stretton', pen name of Sarah Smith (1832-1911), Victorian children's author
Publication details: 
70 Lansdowne Road, W. [ London ] 4 October 1881.
£90.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Forty-five lines, closely written. Her recent affairs have been so 'unsettled' that she has not been able to make arrangements to see Mrs Picton.

[ Printed pamphlet on First World War military disability. ] Disabled Sailors and Soldiers. How they are being Re-built at the Nation's Cost.

Author: 
Ministry of Pensions, London [ John Hodge (1855-1937), Labour politician, first Minister of Labour (1916-1917) and second Minister of Pensions (1917-1919); First World War; military disability ]
Publication details: 
'Ministry of Pensions - Official.' [ London ] Printed by 'D & S' in November 1917 ('11/17'). [ '(13715). Wt. 2275 - G 93, 200 m, 11/17. D & S. E 1256.' ]
£65.00

16pp., 16mo. Stapled pamphlet. Aged and worn, with rusted staple. Inside the front cover are quotations from Hodge and his predecessor as Minister of Pensions G. N. Barnes. Initial note: 'The following pages contain a general and necessarily brief description of the system followed by the Pensions Ministry.

[ Sir John Murray V, London publisher. ] Autograph Letter Signed to [ G. K. Menzies ] the Secretary of the Royal Society of Arts, discussing his deafness on declining an invitation to a discussion.

Author: 
Sir John Murray V (1884-1967), London publisher [ G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, London W.1. 20 February 1939.
£40.00

1p., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged. He thanks him for the invitation to the Society's 'discussion on extended copyrights'. He must decline, not only because of a prior invitation, 'but also because I am unfortunately too deaf to take any satisfactory part in debate or discussion, as I miss so much that is said & get some of the rest wrong!' His infirmity is 'a bar to my pleasure on such occasions'.

[Alfred Noyes, English poet.] Autograph Card Signed to 'Miss Meugens', granting permission to make a version for the blind of his 'Torch-Bearers'.

Author: 
Alfred Noyes (1880-1958), English poet
Publication details: 
85 Cadogan Gardens, S.W. [London postmark, 8 June 1925.]
£35.00

In good condition, lightly-aged, with thin strip from stub to one edge of address side of card. Message reads: 'It will give me great pleasure for you to copy the 2nd. volume of the Torch-Bearers, as you suggest, for the Blind. | With my best wishes, | Alfred Noyes.'

[Volta Bureau publication, with frontispiece photograph of the subject.] Miss Helen Adams Keller's First Year of College Preparatory Work. By Arthur Gilman, M.A. Director of "The Cambridge School" for Girls, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Author: 
Arthur Gilman, M.A. Director of "The Cambridge School" for Girls, Cambridge, Massachusetts [Helen Keller [Helen Adams Keller] (1880-1968); the Volta Bureau, Washington City, U.S.A.]
Publication details: 
Volta Bureau, Reprints of Useful Knowledge, No. 20. ['Reprinted, by permission, from the American Annals of the Deaf for November, 1897.'] Gibson Brothers, Printers, Washington City, U.S.A.
£56.00

12pp., 8vo. Stapled pamphlet in light-green printed wraps. With frontispiece photograph of 'Miss Helen Adams Keller, June 1897'. Internally in good condition, with light signs of age; in worn wraps with stamp and label of the Education Department Library, London, and closed tear to rear cover. While OCLC WorldCat has 18 entries, the pamphlet is now rare.

[Offprint.] Upon a Method of Teaching Language to a Very Young Congenitally Deaf Child. By Alexander Graham Bell, Ph.D.

Author: 
Alexander Graham Bell, Ph.D. [The American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb]
Publication details: 
Third edition. Extracted, by permission, from the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, April, 1883, vol. xxviii, pp.124-139. Washington, D. C. Gibson Brothers, Printers. 1886.
£250.00

16pp., 8vo. Including full-page facsimile 'Specimen of Impromptu Conversation' and of 'the plan, recommended by George Dalgarno, of writing the alphabet upon a glove'. In grey card wraps. In good condition, on aged paper, with label and stamp of the Science & Art Department of the Educational Library on the front cover. In tasteful modern grey paper wraps with white printed label on front. No copies of this third edition on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat (but a total of fourteen copies of the first edition).

[Offprint.] Fallacies concerning the deaf, and the Influence of these Fallacies in preventing the Amelioration of their Condition. [...] With remarks by Dr. E. M. Gallaudet and Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard.

Author: 
Alexander Graham Bell; Dr. E. M. Gallaudet; Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard [The Philosophical Society of Washington; The American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb]
Publication details: 
An Address delivered before the Philosophical Society of Washington, October 27, 1883. Reprinted from the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb for January, 1884. Washington D.C. Gibson Brothers, Printers. 1884.
£350.00

39pp., 8vo. Front cover of printed wraps present, with 'With the Author's Compliments' printed in top left-hand corner. In fair condition, lightly-aged, with shelfmarks, label and stamp of the Science & Art Department of the Education Library. In tasteful modern quarter-bound boards of light and dark grey paper, with white printed label on front.

[Printed pamphlet.] On Reading as a Means of Teaching Language to the Deaf by Alexander Graham Bell.

Author: 
Alexander Graham Bell [National Conference of Superintendents and Principals of Institutions for the Deaf; Mississippi Institution, Jackson]
Publication details: 
An Address delivered before the sixth National Conference of Superintendents and Principals of Institutions for the Deaf held at the Mississippi Institution, Jackson, Miss., April 14-17, 1888. Washington: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders. 1889.
£350.00

7pp., 8vo. With front cover of grey printed wraps. In good condition, on aged paper, with label and stamp of the Science & Art Department of the Educational Library, London on front cover. In tasteful modern grey paper wraps with white printed label on front. Epigram beneath title: 'I would have a deaf child read books in order to learn the language, instead of learning the language in order to read books.' Uncommon: no copy on COPAC and nine copies (all in American libraries, including three at Harvard) on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed leaflet.] Helps and Hindrances of Deaf Children in Acquiring Speech and Language at the Natural Age.

Author: 
Mary S. Garrett, Principal, Co-Founder and a Trustee of the Home for the Training in Speech of Deaf Children before they are of school age, Belmont and Monument Aves., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Publication details: 
Read before First International Congress in America on the Welfare of the Child. Washington, D.C., March 10 to 17, 1908.
£30.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition on aged and lightly-worn paper. With shelfmark, stamp and label of the Board of Education Library, London.

[Offprint leaflet.] What has been done with one deaf child in his own home.

Author: 
Anna C. Reinhardt, Teacher in School for the Deaf, Bala, Pa. [Pennsylvania; National Educational Association]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the National Educational Association, Asbury Park, N.J., 1905.
£30.00

3pp., 8vo. Paginated [901]-903. Bifolium. In fair condition on aged and creased paper. With shelfmark, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London.

[Printed pamphlet.] Visible Speech as Taught to the Deaf. An Address Delivered Tuesday, July 7th, 1891, at the First Summer Meeting of the American Associate to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, held at Lake George, N.Y.

Author: 
Alexander Graham Bell [American Association to Promote the Teachings of Speech to the Deaf]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Report of Proceedings [First Summer Meeting of the American Association to Promote the Teachings of Speech to the Deaf.] Mentor Print. [1891.]
£180.00

32pp., 8vo. Includes seven full-page charts. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn and aged light-brown printed wraps. With shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. A total of eight copies located on OCLC WorldCat and COPAC, with the only copy in British libraries at the British Library.

[Printed pamphlet.] N.I.B. Bulletins No. 2. Museums and the Blind.

Author: 
National Institute for the Blind, London [Board of Education Reference Library, London]
Publication details: 
National Institute for the Blind, 224-6-8, Great Portland Street, London, W.1. [1931.]
£60.00

12pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with rusting staples, and stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy on OCLC WorldCat and the only copy on COPAC at the National Museum, Wales.

[Printed pamphlet.] The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind. School Teachers' Examination. Regulations and Syllabus for 1925.

Author: 
The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind, London [Board of Education Reference Library, London]
Publication details: 
The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind [London]. 1925. [Herbert & Mobbs, Printers, 20, Bucklersbury, E.C.4.
£60.00

15pp., 12mo. On aged and stained paper, with rust to staples. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no material relating to this organisation on COPAC, while OCLC WorldCat has two later items.

[Printed pamphlet.] 70th Annual Report of the Executive Committee, Presented May 7th at the Annual General Meeting, held at the Institution, Sir George Barham (High Sheriff of the County of Middlesex) in the Chair. [With rules and subscription list.]

Author: 
London Society for Teaching the Blind to Read and for Training them in Industrial Occupations, London
Publication details: 
London: Baines and Scarsbrook, Printers, Fairfax Road, Swiss Cottage, N.W. 1908.
£80.00

70pp., 12mo. With two full-page photographic illustrations: 'Girls Chair-Caning' and 'Boys' Industrial Work'. On aged and worn paper. Rear wrap only present, with photograph of the institution. With shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy of this report on COPAC.

Run of six printed reports of the British and Foreign Blind Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Blind, London.

Author: 
[The British and Foreign Blind Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Blind, London]
Publication details: 
London: Bowles & Sons, Printers, 18 & 19, Sherborne Lane, E.C. 1907 to 1912.
£250.00

The six issues, loose. Each with its printed wraps (the first two years light brown, the other four green). Ranging in size from 40pp., 12mo (1908) to 76pp., 12mo (1912). Last three issues with frontispiece drawing of the Association's building in Great Portland Street. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Each issue with stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. All with material relating to the Braille Alphabet (and in some cases the Braille Musical Alphabet) at rear. Scarce: no copies of any of the Association's reports on COPAC.

[Printed item.] L'Instruction des Sourds-Muets mise à la portée des Instituteurs Primaires et des Parents; Mémoire qui a remporté la Médaille d'Or au Concours de la Société Centrale des Sourds-Muets à Paris, en 1855. [Vie de Maitre Thomas.]

Author: 
L'Abbé C. Carton [Charles Louis Carton (1802-1863)], Directeur de l'Institution des Sourds-Muets, Bruges, Belgium
Publication details: 
Bruxelles: Imp.-Lib. de H. Goemaere, rue de la Montagne, 52. Paris: Lib. de J. Lecoffre et Cie, rue du Vieux-Colombier, 29. 1856.
£200.00

ix + 252pp., 8vo. In sturdy modern green buckram binding. On brittle browned high-acidity paper, with the half-title and title leaves detached. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Ministry of Education Reference Library, London. Printed on half-title: 'Vie de Maitre Thomas et de son Disciple Sourt-Muet Petit-Paul', beneath which, in manuscript: 'Presented by the Belgian Governt. | 1842.' Frontispiece lithograph by H. Goemaere of the 'Alphabet Manuel des Sourds-Muets'. The author is described on the title-page as: 'L'Abbé C.

[Printed pamphlet.] The College and Association of Teachers of the Blind. Twentieth Annual Report For the Year ending 31st March, 1928.

Author: 
[The College and Association of Teachers of the Blind, London]
Publication details: 
[The College and Association of Teachers of the Blind, London, 1928.]
£60.00

23pp., 12mo. In orange printed wraps. In fair condition, lightly worn and aged, with rusting staple and shelfmark, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy traced on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] Some Differences in the Education of the Deaf and the Hearing. Read before the Arkansas School Association of Teachers of the Deaf, April 11, 1898.

Author: 
A. G. Mashburn, Instructor in the Arkansas School for the Deaf [Volta Bureau, for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge relating to the Deaf, Washington City, U.S.A.]
Publication details: 
Distributed by the Volta Bureau. Little Rock: The Arkansas Optic Print, 1898.
£50.00

15pp., 8vo. Tied with yellow ribbon. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Stamp, label and shelfmark of the Education Department Library, London. Uncommon.

[Printed item.] [ Proceedings of the International Conference on the Education of the Deaf held in the Training College Buildings, Edinburgh, on 29th, 30th, and 31st July and 1st and 2nd August 1907.]

Author: 
[National Association of Teachers of the Deaf; International Conference on the Education of the Deaf, 1907]
Publication details: 
[Edinburgh: The Darien Press, Bristo Place. 1907.]
£80.00

xiv + 176pp., 8vo. With seventeen plates carrying a view of the Edinburgh Institution for the Education of Deaf and Dumb, and photographic portraits of members. Lacking title-leaf, otherwise in fair condition, on aged paper, with one plate loose and worn, with shelfmark (of the Board of Education Reference Library, London) and manuscript date on boards. Uncommon: only three copies listed on COPAC, and none at the British Library.

[Printed item.] National Association of Teachers of the Deaf. Proceedings of the Biennial Conference, held at the Royal Institution for the Deaf, Friargate, Derby, on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1899.

Author: 
[National Association of Teachers of the Deaf, Dr R. Elliott, Chairman]
Publication details: 
Printed by Bemrose & Sons, Limited, Derby and London. [1899.]
£250.00

233pp., 8vo. With numerous illustrations, both full-page and in text. In burgundy cloth binding, gilt. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Department of Education and Science Reference Library, London. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat at the British Library.

[Printed item.] Seventy-eighth Annual Report and Documents of the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, to the Legislature of the State of New York. For the year 1896.

Author: 
[Enoch Henry Currier, Principal, The New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb]
Publication details: 
New York: Printed at the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. 1907.
£150.00

115 + [2]pp., 8vo. With numerous full-page photographic views and portraits, printed in green and blue, including fold-outs. Also three-page illustration of the 'American Manual Alphabet'. In fair condition, on aged art paper, in grey printed wraps, with rusted staple and rear cover loose. No copy of this issue traced on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed item.] Eighty-ninth Annual Report and Documents of the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb to the Legislature of the State of New York. For the Year 1907.

Author: 
[Enoch Henry Currier, Principal, The New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb]
Publication details: 
New York: Printed at the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, by the Pupil Apprentices. 1908.
£150.00

126 + [3]pp., 8vo. With numerous photographic views and portraits, both full-page and in text, including fold-outs. On aged art paper, with loose front cover only, to the back of which is fixed a printed label carrying a message from the Principal Enoch Henry Currier, drawing the reader's attention to the 'various departmental designs' within the volume, 'which, being the unassisted work of pupils, are illustrative of the PRACTICAL value of the INDUSTRIAL ART training here afforded'. No copy of this issue traced on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed item.] Eighty-first Annual Report and Documents of the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, to the Legislature of the State of New York, For the Year 1899.

Author: 
[Enoch Henry Currier, Principal, The New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; David Burt jnr]
Publication details: 
New York: Printed at the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, by the Pupil Apprentices. 1900.
£200.00

128 + [3]pp. In grey printed wraps. Label laid down inside front cover, carrying note from the Principal Enoch Henry Currier regarding the cover illustration, 'the unassisted work of a pupil, David Burt, Jr., nineteen years old, as illustrative of the practical value of the Art training here afforded'. In fair condition, aged and worn, with rusted staples, and stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London.

Complete run of the first twenty-five printed annual reports of the Columbia Insitution for the Deaf and Dumb, with a number of illustrative engravings.

Author: 
[Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind [The Gallaudet University]; Amos Kendall and Edward M. Gallaudet, Presidents; Ulysses S. Grant, Patron]]
Publication details: 
All printed in Washington, D.C., between 1858 and 1882, some early issues by George W. Bowman, from 1869 by the Government Printing Office.
£2,000.00

The twenty-five reports bound together in a brown leather half-binding, with marbled boards, and title and shelfmark in gilt on spine, with a total of 654pp., 8vo., and ranging in length from 9pp. (the first) to 150pp. (the eleventh). Also present are sixteen plates (engraved views, floor and ground plans, two pages illustrating 'The Mechanism of Speech', five photographic views), including two fold-outs. In good condition, on aged paper, in worn binding, with shelfmarks and stamps of the Science & Art Department Educational Library and Education Department Library.

[Printed item.] American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf. Report of the Proceedings of the Fifth Summer Meeting held at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa.

Author: 
[American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf; Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Mount Airy, Philadelphia; Western New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes, Rochester,]
Publication details: 
Rochester, N.Y.: Western New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes. 1896.
£120.00

275pp., 8vo. With frontispiece and one plate. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper, divided into two parts, with only the loose remains of the printed front cover present, carrying a shelf-mark label. Uncommon: three copies on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Combined System. Approved by Friends of the Orally Taught.

Author: 
W. H. Brownson, Special Committee School for the Deaf; E. M. Gallaudet, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C.]
Publication details: 
Washington, D.C. January, 1896.
£120.00

12pp., 12mo. Stapled in grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with punch-hole at upper spine. With shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Signature of the eminent 'E. M. Gallaudet' beneath title on front cover. Scarce: two copies listed on OCLC WorldCat, and none on COPAC.

[Printed book.] Des Sourds-Muets. Introduction a l'Étude Médicale et Philosophique de la Surdi-Mutité.

Author: 
M.-E. Hubert-Valleroux [Marcellin Émile Hubert-Valleroux (c.1812-1884)], Docteur en Medecine de la Faculte de Paris, Membre de la Societe Medico-Pratique, etc.
Publication details: 
Paris: Librairie de Victor Masson, Place de l'École-de-Médecine. 1853. [Imprimerie de Gustave Gratiot, 30, rue Mazarine.]
£100.00

viii + 126pp., 8vo. In good condition, on aged paper, in modern brown cloth binding, with title in gilt on front board. With stamps and shelfmarks of the Science Museum Science & Art Department Educational Library, and Board of Education Reference Library, London, stamped "Reserve stock". French text. Scarce: only two copies listed on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet with illustrations.] Practical Hints to Parents of Young Deaf Children concerning Preliminary Home-Training. [Reprinted from the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb for October, 1885: Revised and Enlarged, with a Supplement.]

Author: 
Joseph C. Gordon, Professor of Mathematics, etc., in the National College for the Deaf, Washington, D.C.
Publication details: 
Washington: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders. 1886.
£120.00

45pp., 12mo. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. In grey printed wraps with statement by E. A. Fay of the National Deaf-Mute College on back cover. Disbound, with stamp and label of the Educational Library, Science & Art Department, London. Introductory note by F. L. Radcliffe, dedication to Francis Green (1742-1809), and preface by Gordon (all three full-page), followed by text on pp.5-17, and supplement on pp.19-45, including index on pp.43-45, and illustrations on pp.34 (in text), 36 ('Dr. Bell's "Dalgarno," or Touch, Alphabet') and 39-41 ('The one-hand Alphabet in general use.

[Printed item.] The Story of the Rise of the Oral Method in America as told in the Writings of the late Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard.

Author: 
Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard [Press of W. F. Roberts, Washington, D.C.]
Publication details: 
Washington, D.C. Press of W. F. Roberts. 1898.
£50.00

49pp., small 4to. Frontispiece photographic portrait with facsimile signature of 'Gardinger Greene Hubbard'. Stitched, in grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With labels and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. A tasteful production by Roberts. Well represented on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat, but uncommon on the market.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Manual Alphabet as a Part of the Public-School Course. [Reprinted from the American Annals of the Deaf, October, 1896.] [With three pages of engravings of 'The one-hand Alphabet in general use. - Front view.']

Author: 
James Denison, M.A., Principal of the Kendall School for the Deaf, Washington, D.C.
Publication details: 
Washington, D.C.: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders. 1886.
£100.00

12pp., 12mo. In yellow printed wraps, with statement by E. A. Fay of the National Deaf-Mute College on the back wrap. In good condition, on aged paper, disbound, in worn and chipped wraps. With stamp and label of the Educational Library, Science & Art Department, London. Scarce: no copies found on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC.

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