[PW] Jules Verne in Braille

Bill Davis wmadavis at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 22:25:39 PDT 2015


A 1920 edition of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" in 4 volumes was 
produced in Revised Braille by the Library War Service - American 
Library Association, and it was listed in 1921 as available for 
purchase for $20.20 from the American Printing House for the Blind, 
Louisville, Kentucky.   So it certainly was available, but $20 was a 
considerable sum back in 1921.   One online inflation calculator 
indicates that $20.20 in 1921 would be $268.36 today.

http://tinyurl.com/poowvl4

The Fifty-Third Report of the Board of Trustees of the American 
Printing House for the Blind,
Louisville, Kentucky (1921)

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"List of Publications in Revised Braille of the American Printing 
House for the Blind, Louisville, Ky."

pg 142:

date of first edition:  1920
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 4 vols.
Jules Verne
Gift of the American Red Cross, through the Red Cross Institute for the Blind
$20.20


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Publications of the Library War Service - American Library 
Association 1919-1921

The following publications were put into Revised Braille, Grade One 
and a Half by the Library War Service -- American Library Association 
and may be purchased from the American Printing House for the Blind:

page 149:

date of first edition:  1920
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 4 vols.
Jules Verne
Gift of the American Red Cross, through the Red Cross Institute for the Blind
$20.20


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Bill Davis







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