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Gurney's Easy and Compendious System of Short Hand; Adapted to the Arts and Sciences, and to the Learned Professions. Improved by Thomas Sergeant.

[Shorthand]. [Engraved Plates]. [Woman Printer]. Gurney, Thomas.

Published by Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey by Ann Cochran, 1813., 1813
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39 (1)pp. plus engraved frontis and 12 plates. Sm. 8vo. Full calf with red label lettered in gilt. Third American edition. American Imprints 29728 citing 4 locations; Stauffer I: 21 Front board detached (worth re-backing). Neat, early (contemporary) signature at top of title-page. On front pastedown is a Philadelphia bookseller's label, that of J. G. Auner. The origin of the Birch who did the engravings for this book is unknown. Stauffer devotes 3 paragraphs on page 21 trying to determine which Birch did this "well-engraved portrait of Mr. Tho. Gurney." Occasional foxing or spotting, but internally quite good. Bookseller Inventory # 5389

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Title: Gurney's Easy and Compendious System of ...

Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey by Ann Cochran, 1813.

Publication Date: 1813

Binding: Hardcover

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We have been selling books, paintings and prints since 1960 and have been members of the ABAA since 1971. While we consider ourselves generalists who will buy and sell rare books in most fields, we tend to deal more in the following areas: American Civil War, STC & Wing, early printed books (England before 1701; American before 1800 and especially before 1750), Americana, Ephemera, books on the White Mountains, books written and/or illustrated by Maurice Sendak and quality antiquarian books. We are always interested in purchasing single works or entire libraries of quality books and are available for appraisals. References provided on request. We issue occasional lists and will be

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