[PW] Jules Verne in Braille in the 1940s

Bristol Library bplref at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 09:45:31 PDT 2015


Thanks, Sue.  I tried too.  I haven't read the book by Doerr, but I'm
assuming the copy of Verne should have been in French.  When I added that
filter to World Cat I got only about four hits, none old enough to have
been during WWII. So it may indeed be an anachronism as patron suspected.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Sue Kamm <suekamm at mindspring.com> wrote:

>
> FWIW, I tried the Library of Congress catalog and WorldCat, with no
> results.
>
>
> Your friendly neighborhood CyberGoddess and ALA Councilor-at-Large,
> Sue Kamm
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> -----Original Message----- From: Bristol Library
> Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:34 PM
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> 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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