[Shorthand; book] Transactions of the First International Shorthand Congress held in London From September 26th to October Ist, 1887

[Inscribed ; Shorthand Congress; W.B. Gurney copy]
Publication details: 
London: Pitman, 1888.
SKU: 13856

xii.[460].[48]pp, 8vo, hinge strain, cover showing signs of wear and tear, marking throughout, fair condition only. The [48] page section at the back is an Appendix containing a Catalogue of relevant Books and MSS. exhibited. Luminaries like Gurney-Salter and Isaac Pitman participated. Inscribed on title "W.B. Gurney & Sons | 26 Abingdon St Westminster" (" W B Gurney & Sons LLP (Gurney's) was established in 1735 by Thomas Gurney. It is one of the country's longest surviving businesses. Thomas Gurney, his son and grandson worked extensively for Parliament on an ad hoc basis from the 1770s. In 1813 by resolution of the House of Lords and the House of Commons William Brodie Gurney was formally appointed Official Shorthand Writer to the Houses of Parliament. This title was retained by the senior partner of Gurney's until 2010"). Scarce. No copies listed on COPAC but WorldCat lists copies at the NLS and BL, none in the US.