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Fonografic Corespondent & Phonographic Reporter, 2 volumes, 1847-1855.

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Phonographic Correspondent (Fonografic Corespondent) & Phonographic Reporter, 2 volumes, 1847-1855.

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Published by Fred Pitman, London, 1847 - 55.

Comprises:

Volume 1: Labelled to spine as Phonographic Correspondent 1847 1848 & 1849.
Interior title pages use 'Fonografic Corespondent'. iv + 192pp + iii + 192pp + iii + 188pp.

Volume 2: Labelled to spine as Phonographic Reporter 1853 1854 & 1855.
Title pages also read 'The Phonographic Reporter'. iii + 188pp + iii + 188pp + iii + 188pp.

These volumes compile the contents of pamphlets about Pitman's shorthand. They are more commonly found as loose pamphlets and not as the hardback bound volumes. These are also early examples, with most of the pamphlets generally available being from the latter part of the 19th Century. An interesting slice of history. Scarce in this form.

A nice set of 2 very good volumes. Half leather with gilt and raised bands to spine. Brown cloth over boards (differing textures on each). Feathered marbling to text block edges. Some bumping and shelf wear to covers.

Text is nice and clean throughout with a little age toning. 1 x corner nibble of final free endpaper of 1st volume.

Dimensions: 

Each approximately 152mm high x 104mm wide x 31mm deep.

Weight approximately 766g unpacked (in total for both volumes together).