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

Alexander Graham Bell [National Conference of Superintendents and Principals of Institutions for the Deaf; Mississippi Institution, Jackson]
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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.

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.

Two issues of the magazine 'The Private Schoolmaster. The Journal of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools' (No.I. Vol.II; and No.III. Vol.II), and 'Occasional Paper No. 1 of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools.'

[Association of the Principals of Private Schools.]
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The two issues of the magazine: London: Elliott Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, EC. No.I. Vol.II, March 1881; and No.III. Vol.II, September 1881. 'Occasional Paper No. 1': Hastings: Daniel & Co., 22 Queen's Road. 1879.

All three items with 1898 manuscript presentation inscription to the Education Department Library (later the Board of Education Reference Library) by Cecil Davis. All three in fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and chipped printed wraps bearing label and shelfmark. All three 32pp., 12mo (No.III. Vol.II of the magazine paginated 65-96). Scarce: COPAC only lists copies of the magazine at the British Library, Oxford and the National Library of Scotland; and no copies of the 'Occasional Paper' located.

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