Brief Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand: An Exposition of the Author's System of Phonography, Arranged in Twenty-seven Lessons ...

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I. Pitman & Sons, 1914 - Shorthand - 174 pages
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The date on this book is 1914 and so this version predates the Centenary revision (1917) and the New Era revision (1922). New Era is the version that has been taught since 1922, with the slightly simpler alternative Pitman 2000 being introduced in the 1970's for those not needing the highest speeds. - Beryl Pratt 

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