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The book of deaf-mute signs & two alphabets.

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Booklet showing the Manual Alphabet and common signs. Deaf and dumb schools and clubs are illustrated as are 21 shadowgraphs (images made from the shadows of people's hands). Includes a portrait of the Abbot Charles de l'Epee (1712-1789), "originator of the deaf and dumb alphabet" and causes of deafness (marriage of relatives, kissing one's lover's ears, smelling salts, damp and boxing of the ears). The cover shows 4 young women in low cut dresses and corsets.


Ramsgate : J. Austin, [1900?]

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8 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm


Cover title.
At head of title: Supposing you were suddenly struck deaf! What then?



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