Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Acquisitions Table: Iu Pitabun

Mortimer, Favell Lee.  Iu Pitabun.  Boston: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1844.  This is an extremely rare Chippewa language translation of Favell Lee Mortimer’s adaptation of Bible stories.  It was formerly owned by renowned Americana collector George Brinley (1817-1875), whose collection was sold off in a series of auctions after his death.  This ...

The Acquisitions Table: Southern Rights

Southern Rights (Jacksonville, FL).  Oct. 4, 1862. When Brigadier General J.M. Brannan took over Jacksonville, FL, his troops found standing type in the newspaper office and pied it.  Later some of them took a proof sheet of the Oct. 4, 1862 copy and added an extra paragraph at the end and printed up some copies “for ...

The Acquisitions Table: A Cheap Primer for the Blind

A Cheap Primer for the Blind.  Louisville, Ky.: American Printing House for the Blind, 1874. This primer is printed in large oblong format with raised-letter type known as Boston line.  AAS has some thirty titles printed in Boston line; about half of which were actually published for the blind, as opposed to providing samples of the ...