Sir Isaac Pitman: his life and labors. Benn Pitman.
Sir Isaac Pitman: his life and labors
Sir Isaac Pitman: his life and labors

Sir Isaac Pitman: his life and labors

[Cincinnati: Press of C. J. Krehbiel & Co., 1902]. First edition, 8vo, pp. 201, [1]; portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, original brown cloth gilt, fine. A laudatory biography written and designed by Pitman's brother, with much on Isaac's work on shorthand and spelling reform. This copy inscribed by Benn Pitman to a Louis E. Schrader, an Ohio court reporter who was a student at the Cincinnati School of Phonography and the Phonographic Institute of Cincinnati. Benn Pitman moved to the United States in 1853 and championed his brother's system through the Phonographic Institute of Cincinnati. Aside from being a prolific author of shorthand material, he was also a teacher of wood engraving at the Cincinnati Art School. This biography was designed by Benn, and reflects a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to typography. Item #54122

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