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St John's College S.43 (James 433)

'The Art of shorte writeinge'. English, seventeenth century

'Tachy graphy, the Art of shorte writeinge', seventeenth century. This is an exposition of a system of shorthand, taken from first principles and concluding with a table of common English words rendered into single pen-strokes.

122x85 mm. 43 fos. 'Tachy graphy No. XI' on front cover. On fo. 1r: 'Tho: Baker Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus'.

A single, neat mid-century hand. Paper. Leather binding on boards, slightly damaged at spine. Leaves have been removed from the end of the vol.