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GUILLIE, Docteur Sébastien.
Essai sur l’instruction des aveugles, ou exposé analytique des procédés employés pour les instruire
Paris: imprimé par les aveugles 1817.
(On last leaf: Imprimerie de J.-L. Chanson, Imprimeur de l’institution) – FIRST EDITION. With 21 (16 hand coloured) engraved plates. Contemp. mottled calf, with gilt design to borders; morocco title label and a richly decorated spine in gilt; Inner dentelles in gilt; all gilt edges; Single gilt fillet to sides; marbled end papers; Ex Libris bookplate on front pastedown; A large paper copy on wove paper with most of the plates in contemporary hand colour. An exceptionally nice copy of this important book about new methods in the teaching of blind people.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Two men at work at a press, printing for the blind.
2. Teacher instructing a young blind pupil in the art of braille.
3. Lady playing a piano.
4. Gentleman playing a harp.
5. A mother and her child knitting.
6. A lady spinning yarn at a spinning wheel.
7. A lady at a small, crude weaving loom.
8. A young lady knitting.
9. A lady at a weaving loom, making a mat.
10. Boy making woollen slippers.
11. A man making hose.
12. Man at a weaving loom.
13. Man stuffing chairs.
14. Rope making.
15. Basketry.
16. Boy making mats of straw and rushes.
Wellcome III, 180. Waller 3858. Cushing G 462. Heirs of Hippocrates 811
Hand coloured plates
Costume, General
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