Karam’s Shorthand

Mar 6, 2014 by

Karam’s Shorthand by A. Karam  describes itself as: Four Easy Lessons. Everything in the Language is Written in Familiar Longhand Characters, Briefly and Legibly! This is an interesting little book because it was originally published in 1922, long before our current ease of life with computers. Karam’s system actually teaches how to take dictation by HAND writing long hand.  I don’t know how they did it!  Interesting glimpse into the early 1920’s. from the introduction: “The system presented herein is designed for the following purposes: 1. To increase shorthand speed. 2. To supply a method of Shorthand which employs the Longhand characters, but, by using contracted combinations, the out line works more efficiently……Three years of hard mental work, analyzing words in the dictionary to perfect a practical method of abbreviations to simplify the old...

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Key to Business Shorthand

Jan 12, 2013 by

A reproduction of the original book KEY TO BUSINESS SHORTHAND by Duran Kimball first published in 1906/1913. A few paragraphs from the preface for you: “This book is not intended to encourage laziness, or the shirking of the necessary amount (not large) of close attention and work which must be done by the student to acquire efficiency in this new and better way of writing, but to aid in presenting the subject so fully and clearly that no attentive person need make a mistake or waste any time or effort in learning and to lighten the work and increase the efficiency of the teacher. In these matters “an ounce of prevention” (of mistakes) is worth many pounds of “cure” (corrections) to both learner and teacher in the saving of time and unnecessary work. Students...

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The Diamond Necklace: Printed in Gregg Shorthand 3rd Anniversary Edition...

Dec 18, 2012 by

The Diamond Necklace: Printed in Gregg Shorthand 3rd Anniversary Edition is another great find if you are able to read Gregg Shorthand!  The complete text of The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant translated into Gregg Shorthand! Previously difficult to find, but now available in an inexpensive reprint of the actual original book. BUY this BOOK BUY on...

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A Christmas Carol: Printed in Gregg Shorthand Originally Published in 1918...

Dec 7, 2012 by

If you can read Gregg Shorthand you will go crazy for this book I have found for you…yes….hard to image…but I have found for you  reproduction from an original copy of Charles Dickens’ iconic book A Christmas Carol written in Gregg Shorthand by Georgie Gregg!! This was originally published originally in 1918!   Go crazy with your Gregg Shorthand knowledge on this book!!   This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in...

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The Raleigh Rainbows: Written in Gregg Shorthand...

Nov 16, 2012 by

An actual original copy of The Raleigh Rainbows written in Gregg Shorthand is a rare book. It is probably the rarest of all of the Gregg Shorthand novels because it was only in print for 3 years. I’m thrilled to have found for my Gregg-Shorthand-Writing-Reading-Friends an inexpensive reproduction of this book from an actual old copy. Raleigh Rainbows was designed to be used by a new Gregg Shorthand student who had just started using the 1916 Gregg Shorthand Manual. Raleigh Rainbows has one chapter for each of the 20 chapters in the 1916 Gregg Manual. The vocabulary and words in each Raleigh Rainbows chapter cannot go beyond what the student has learned in the same chapter in the 1916 Gregg Manual. So the early chapters are very limited and short. The later chapters are...

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Gregg Shorthand New & Revised 1916 Edition: A Light-Line Phonography for the Million...

Jul 29, 2012 by

Ooooooh… a light-line phonography for the million…..I have no idea what in the world that means!  But I love discovering old books, and GREGG SHORTHAND NEW & REVISED 1916 EDITION: A LIGHT-LINE PHONOGRAPHY FOR THE MILLION published in 1916 fits the bill even though I don’t know how to read Gregg Shorthand!  But for those of you that do know how to read Gregg Shorthand..this might be a fun book! Enjoy!   BUY this BOOK...

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Ancient and Mediaeval Shorthand...

Jul 15, 2012 by

ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL SHORTHAND  is a very unique book originally published in 1888. Here is a small segment to give you the flavor of the book: “The Chinese possess among their three forms of writing a sort of quick writing called tsau schu, or grass writing, in which the writing pencil does not leave the paper, and in which the various individual strokes, of which a character consists, are made in one movement. The brush which describes the direction of the several strokes gives also an outline of a character, but without any very distinct expression of details. The tsa5 writing is tachygraphy, and space is not spared. The written strokes appear in manifold twistings, so that i1 requires not a little practice and a considerable knowledge of the language to be able to...

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