London: Thomas Milbourn, 1691.
Later Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Good Condition. Item #043245
Neatly rebound in modern full calf. Degradation to page edges starting on page 39 and getting heavier towards the end with paper repairs along the edges; touching the running title but no other loss of text. The final engraved page with loss at the margins and border. A later edition of Shelton's short-hand system originally published in 1626 as "Short-Writing" and renamed Tachygraphy in 1635. It was quite popular, running through dozens of editions. It was the system famously used by Pepys in his diary and employed by Thomas Jefferson. Copies are surprisingly scarce given the number of printings, but they were likely much used and discarded. Extra engraved title; (viii), 43, (1). Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 043245.