An Essay Intended to Establish a standard for an Universal System of Stenography,

Taylor (Samuel)

An Essay Intended to Establish a standard for an Universal System of Stenography,

or short Hand writing ...

Description: engraved title-page, 11 engraved plates, certificate of authenticity signed by the Author, pp. [ii], [xvi], 98, x, 8vo, contemporary tree calf by Joseph Shove with his large engraved ticket inside front cover, rebcaked not unsympathetically but inner hinges reinforced with brown tape, corners a little worn, much early pencil shorthand in the margins

Publication Details: Printed for the Author, 1786

Notes: The system of geometric shorthand published in Britain by Samuel Taylor in 1786, under the title An essay intended to establish a standard for an universal system of Stenography, or Short-hand writing, was the first shorthand system to be used across the English-speaking world. Taylor shorthand uses an alphabet of 19 letters of simplified shape. His book was translated and published in France by Théodore-Pierre Bertin in 1792 under the title Système universel et complet de Stenographie. The lengthy subscribers list is overwhelmingly of lawyers, but Oxford, where Taylr taught for many years, ...more

Bibliography: (cf. Alston viii 286; ESTC T116780 'not in Alston')

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Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: 1786

Stock Number: 66390

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