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Title: Stenography compleated, or the art of short-hand brought to perfection; being the most Easy, Exact, Lineal, Speedy, and Legible Method extant: whereby can be joined in every sentence, at least Two, three, four, five, six, seven or more words together in one...Never before Invented. ... composed by James Weston, the Only Author and professor of this New Method.
Description: London, Printed for the author and sold by him at the hand and pen over against Norfolk street in the Strand, 1727. W. engr. portrait (Cole after Dowling) and engr. title page (Cole sculp.), 3 engr. sub titles and 3 engr. fronts. Old calf, spine renewed w. spine label. Edges dam./rubbed. Covers with double gilt rule. (IV (portr. and engr. general title), VIII (Letterpress prelims), 20 plus 14 engraved lvs.; 18 engr. lvs.; 42 engr. lvs.; 16 pp. (Observations). (Bookplate on upper free endp.). Navarre, pp. 96/7: Faulmann pp. 28/9: One of the finest books in its kind of the period. Nearly entirely engraved. His method, adopted from Metcalf, is very concise. The work ends with a dictionary on 84 engr. pages.: Lowndes, p. 2388: The Shorthand Coll. of the New York Public Library, p. 195: "This copy is ... also variant ...[from] my other copy ... as the ... plates ...are much clearer and fresher ... I take it that this is the earliest issue." (Beale Coll.).: Bookplate on upper free endpaper "Manchester Public free libraries", "The John Eglington Bailey Shorthand Collection. Presented by Henry Boddington, Esquire, June 1889." In ink below right on the ex libris 'Duplicate C.W? Sutton'.

Keywords: mss writing

Price: EUR 520.00 = appr. US$ 565.16 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 754