BRACHYGRAPHY: or an easy and Compendious System of Short-hand, Adapted…

BRACHYGRAPHY: or an easy and Compendious System of Short-hand, Adapted to the Various Arts, Sciences and Professions; improved after more than Forty years Practise & Experence by Thomas Gurney: and brought still nearer to Perfection upon the present method by Joeph Gurney. the Eleventh Edtion.

London.Printed for J. and M. Gurney: Sold by M. Gurney, Bookseller. 1789. [4], v-vii, [2], ii - xv, [1], 1-12, [1], 2-54, [4] pp of bookseller's advertisements. Engraved frontispiece with portrait of the author. Recently rebound, full sheep with gilt and red title label to spine; new end-papers. 12mo. Boards have a few superficial scratches, Verso of title-page and recto of following page have some brown stains also verso p. xv to recto p.1 has a small stain and outer corner pp 39 to 48. Pp xv t o 4 have some light perforations in the centre of the page. Final page of advertisements is a little chipped at the edges with no significant loss. Verso of p. iv has some smearing of ink that affects some words in 3 lines of verse. The shorthand symbols in the 'Introduction' are written in manuscript. Signed " Number 5100 Joseph Gurney" on final page of text p. 54. A very good copy.

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