The Phonographic Dictionary Continuing the Reporting Outlines for Upward of Thirty Thousand Words: Embracing Every Useful Word in the Language
Cincinnati, OH: Phonographic Institute, 1890. Early printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some rubbing to the front endpaper. "Benjamin Pitman (July 24, 1822 – December 28, 1910) , also known as Benn Pitman, was an English-born author and popularizer in the United States of Pitman shorthand, a form of what was then called phonography (shorthand). He was also active in the arts and crafts " "At Isaac's request, Benn, Jane and their two children went to the United States in January 1853 so Benn could instruct people in the United States on his brother's system. After brief stays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Ohio, they settled at Cincinnati, Ohio, where Benn founded the Phonographic Institute, of which he was long the president. He at first published his brother's shorthand textbooks, giving him credit for the system; but in 1857, when Isaac and his co-laborers made certain changes in the system, he refused to adopt them. Benn felt the original system was better, and the original system became the one which was adopted in the United States. In 1855, Pitman invented the electrochemical process of relief engraving." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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