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Book Description

12mo, Former Liverpool library copy with ownership to binding, their impressive book plate to endpapers & title page backed onto linen with stamp verso, just one blind stamp within text. Text with some light staining, no loose pages. Pitman’s First Phonetic Reader is a particularly Scarce publication.
Dealer Notes
This copy was presented to Liverpool by B. Pitman.
Benjamin Pitman (1822-1910) was an English born author and popularizer in the United States of Pitman Shorthand, a form of what was then called phonography. He was also active in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the US. In 1855 Pitman invented the electrochemical process of relief engraving.
During the first years of the civil war he served with the Union Army. From 1863-1867 he was official stenographer during the trials of the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, the Sons of Liberty, The Ku-Klux Klan, and other government prosecutions.
Author Pitman, Benn
Date 1855
Binding Half Maroon Morocco
Publisher American Phonetic Publishing Association, Cincinnati
Illustrator -
Condition Good
Pages 94

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