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lace before Louis XVI. For want of energy the institution languished until Dr. Guillie took charge in 1814. The first book in relief in the English language was printed by Dr. Gall of Edinburgh, in 1827. The Bible was printed in Glasgow by Alston, 1848, in raised Roman characters, upper case. It was comprised in nineteen volumes. Gall's alphabet, Edinburgh, 1826, was a modified Roman, but in the process of simplification attained a certain resemblance to some old characters, among whi The letters are each formed of one or two lines only, by using nine forms turned in different directions. Few abbreviations are employed. Carton's system resembles Braille's, the dots being arranged to more nearly resemble Roman letters. Alston's system consists of a slight modification of the Roman characters. In America, the system of Mr. J. B. Friedlander has been to some extent employed. The alphabet is Roman capitals of the form known as block-letter. The only existing diction