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TAIT, George. Autobiography of George Tait, A Deaf Mute, Who first gave Instructions to the Deaf and Dumb in the City of Halifax. Also an Extract from an American Paper on Teachers and Modes of Teaching the Deaf and Dumb. Second Edition. Halifax, N.S. : Printed by James Bowes & Sons, Bedford Row, 1878. Pp (2),-32. 8vo (134 x 210 mm), pale grey wrappers, with black lettering to front cover.
With illustrated "Manual Alphabet for the Deaf & Dumb" on inside wrappers : One hand alphabet on front and two hand alphabet on rear. .
. The first edition was 1878. .
.Watters p.584, Rhodenizer p.453. .
."George Tait (b. 1828, Caithness Shire, Scotland - d. 1904 ? ) was educated in Edinburgh. He went to sea, came to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and there as a deaf mute taught other deaf mutes in the school for deaf mutes till 1878. The Autobiography of George Tait (1878) reached its 12th edition by 1892, with a few supplementary details in later editions. He travelled selling the book." .
. Tear (90mm) along inside of rear wrapper, near the spine, light soiling to wraps, else very good. Uncommon. 350.00.
Title: Autobiography of George Tait. Second Edition
Location Published: 1878
Seller ID: 117393
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