New York. 1826. 32pp., including 6 pages of illustrated appendices. Dbd. Top right corner dampstained, not affecting text, else very good. Item #WRCAM41300
A description and explanation of an early American Sign Language, from the second school in the United States organized to teach deaf children. This pamphlet was meant as an accompaniment to a presentation wherein students of the institute answered complex questions such as, "What idea do you have of God now?" and "What is the difference between memory and recollection?" using only their sign language. The appendices include illustrations for the proper alphabet and number systems in sign language.