1883 THE PHONOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY Pitman & Howard 1st Ed Shorthand Stenogrpahy


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1883 THE PHONOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY Pitman & Howard 1st Ed Shorthand Stenogrpahy

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The Phonographic Dictionary,

Containing the Reporting Outlines for upward of Thirty Thousand words; embracing every useful word in the language, and a large number of Proper and Geographical names, Legal, Scientific and Technical terms, etc.

by Benn Pitman and Jerome B. Howard

In this case, phonography is the writing of words according to how they sound, using a special series of symbols developed for ease and speed of writing. Today, we refer to this as shorthand or stenography. Benjamin Pitman (1822-1910), brother to Sir Isaac Pitman, introduced Pitman shorthand to the U.S. when he moved to Cincinnati, OH in 1853. Another of their brothers introduced it Australia. It has also been known as the first course taught by correspondence. Before the introduction of Gregg shorthand, it was the most popular system of note taking in the English speaking world.

Book consists of many pages of words, with how they are written using Pitman shorthand. Unpaginated. 5 x 7.5 inches.

First Edition, published by: Phonographic Institute, Cincinnati, OH. 1883.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Lovely 19th century binding with rounded, banded spine and beveled boards.
  • Binding is secure and strong.
  • Bright gilt on spine exhibits minimal fading.
  • Perimeters are rubbed, with exposed board at corners that are otherwise firm.
  • Spine ends are crushed with some fraying, and shoulders are rubbed.
  • Covers exhibit light scuffing and some dirt.
  • Front and back hinges are notable cracked. May have been re-glued at an earlier time.
  • Front pastedown has a pasted printed portrait, possibly of previous owner.
  • Brown fep facing pastedown is scuffed both front and back.
  • Internal ffep has extra large owner's initials in ink.
  • Top edge of text block has bright gilt.
  • Text block edges are moderately soiled.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20151231

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Subject: Reference
Topic: Business
Year Printed: 18830000
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Origin: American
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Original/Facsimile: Original
Place of Publication: Cincinnati OH
Publisher: Phonographic Institute
Author: Benn Pitman and Jerome B. Howard
Language: English
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