By Sir Isaac Pitman, inventor of Phonography, a system of phonetic shorthand, 'based on the sounds of speech and the science of phonetics.' Inscription to the front end papers. Bevelled edges, semi cloth, semi leather boards; shelf worn, corners bumped, cloth torn, boards scratched. Some of the front end pages are missing; the first page is foxed, as are the back papers very faintly so. Overall very good clean pages, spine tight, no loose pages, nice copy. A great guide to shorthand.