DISABILITY

[ 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.'

[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 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 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.] A Retrospect of the Education of the Deaf, on the occasion of the Clerc Centennial Commemoration. December 28th, 1885. With numerous illustrations engraed by Wm. R. Cullingworth.

Author: 
Henry Winter Syle, M.A. Pastor of All Souls' Church for the Deaf, Missionary of the Pennsylvania Diocesan Commission on Church Work among Deaf Mutes [William R. Cullingworth of Philadelphia]
Publication details: 
Philadelphia: Wm. R. Cullingworth, 517 Locust Street, 1886.
£100.00

36pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with historic repairs to last leaf, and slight damage to spine from disbinding. Printed grey front wrap only. With stamp and label of the Educational Library, Science & Art Department, London. An attractive production, with numerous illustrations including several sign-language alphabets. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed 'Supplement Elucidating Circular of Information, No. 4.'] The Difference between the Two Systems of teaching Deaf-Mute Children the English Language. Extracts from a letter to a parent requesting information [...], by Joseph C. Gordon, [...]

Author: 
[Joseph C. Gordon, M.A., Ph.D., Superintendent of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf. Author of "Education of the Deaf," "Hints to Parents," etc. [Volta Bureau, Washington]
Publication details: 
Washington, D.C.: Sanders Printing Office, 3414 Q. Street. 1898.
£40.00

[1] + 4pp., 12mo. In yellow printed wraps. In good condition, lightly-aged. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Full subtitle: 'Extracts from a letter to a parent requesting information relative to the prevailing methods of teaching the English language to Deaf-Mutes in America, by Joseph C. Gordon, M.A., Ph.D., Superintendent of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf. Author of "Education of the Deaf," "Hints to Parents," etc.' Uncommon.

[Pamphlet.] Cripple Children's Training & Dinner Society. Report, 1903. [With two duplicated items loosely inserted: 'Rules for Helpers during Dinner Hour' and 'Form of Application for Free Dinner'.]

Author: 
[Cripple Children's Training & Dinner Society.]
Publication details: 
Printed by H. Williams and Son, 222 Gray's Inn Rd., London, W.C. 1904. [Both duplicated items without date or place.]
£100.00

12pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copies in the British Library or on COPAC. Both duplicated items are 1p., 8vo, on a separate leaf, and both reproduce manuscript. Both are in good condition. The first, in portrait, is headed 'Cripple Schools' Dinners Sub-Committee. | Rules for Helpers during Dinner Hour. 12-1.30 p.m.' Listing eight rules, including: '5.

Five items relating to the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Birmingham Branch No. 304BE, including two minute books, 1943-1956 and 1957-1980; 'Proposition and Entrance Book', 1966-1976; and two unemployment benefit books, 1956-1978 and 1966-1979.

Author: 
Amalgamated Engineering Union, Birmingham Branch No. 304BE [trades unions; welfare benefits; British labour relations]
Publication details: 
Birmingham. 1943 to 1980.
£400.00

This small archive casts invaluable light on British labour relations at a local level during a turbulent economic period in postwar British history, with specific day-to-day information about persons and events. The two minute books, 1943-1980, are both 4to, with the first of around 200 pp and the second of around 150 pp. Both texts clear and complete, and some matter loosely inserted (including a letter from an individual pursuing a complaint against the branch). In worn bindings, with the boards of the second volume detached.

Eight Typed Letters, with cyclostyled signatures ('Arthur Pearson'), to Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Sir Cyril Arthur Pearson [Sir Arthur Pearson] (1866-1921), founder of 'The Daily Express', President of the National Institute for the Blind and Fresh Air Fund
Publication details: 
October 1916 to June 1917; all on letterhead of the Blinded Soldiers' and Sailors' Hostel, St. Dunstan's, Regent's Park, N.W. [London].
£150.00

All eight items are 4to, 1 p, and good on lightly aged paper. Seven items bearing the Society's stamp and four docketed. The correspondence concerns a talk given by Pearson to the Society, 'on the subject of the training of the soldiers blinded in the War'. On 19 October 1916 Pearson writes: 'I am a little afraid that I cannot properly carry out the suggestion you so kindly make. I am quite blind, and therefore am unable to read a paper.' The 'preparation of a formal paper' would 'demand more time than I am able to spare at present.

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