[PW] Jules Verne in Braille in the 1940s

Sue Kamm suekamm at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 15 08:34:38 PDT 2015


FWIW, I tried the Library of Congress catalog and WorldCat, with no results.


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-----Original Message----- 
From: Bristol Library
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:34 PM
To: Stumpers
Subject: [PW] Jules Verne in Braille in the 1940s

A patron has read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and has some
questions about anachronisms in the book.  I was able to find that spiral
binding did exist pre WWII as did some forms of air conditioning.  However,
I haven't been able to confirm that a copy of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea would have been available to a non-wealthy family. I tried to
find some information on the Royal Institute for the Blind as I knew they
were the first to print a book in Braille, but the better sites seem to be
in French.

Enlightenment is sought!

TIA,
Jeanne
Bristol Public Library
Bristol, VA/TN

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