The Talking Deaf Man – Johann Konrad Ammann (1669-1724)
By H Dominic W Stiles, on 14 May 2020
Johann Konrad Ammann (1669-1724), a Swiss doctor, produced one of the earliest books on a method of teaching a born Deaf person to speak. The book, Surdus Loquens, was published in 1692, then translated into English a year later.
The Action on Hearing Loss copy really does have wooden boards, leather covered and with a bite out of the lower right of the front cover.
You can read the whole (short) book on the wonderful Project Gutenberg.