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[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist] The Correspondence of John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist. An archive..

Author: 
[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist.
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1930-65
£1,750.00

John Bromfield Gay Rees (1912 - 1965), known to his family and friends as Brom, was a Welsh painter whose work was admired by such eminent figures as Dylan Thomas, Augustus John, William Rothenstein and Eardley Knollys, among others. Introspective and private, he was practically unknown to the general public during his lifetime, and the first major exhibition devoted solely to his work was in 1989.

Printed pamphlet titled 'Taylor's System of Shorthand Writing. Edited by Matthias Levy', with copy of Autograph Note Signed from shorthand writer Henry Dobell to 'Mr Cross', describing the copy as 'one of a very few in existence'.

Author: 
Samuel Taylor, shorthand writer; Matthias Levy, Member of the Institute of Shorthand Writers, editor; Henry Dobell, shorthand writer
Publication details: 
Pamphlet: New Edition. London: 1890. 4, Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn, W.C. [with '5, Mitre Court, Fleet Street, E.C.' deleted]. Note: on letterhead of 'Henry Dobell, Shorthand Writer', 33 Chancery Lane, London, WC2.
£120.00

PAMPHLET: 16pp., 12mo, and four plates of 'Taylor's System of Shorthand | as used by the Author.' Erratum slip. Stitched. In light-green printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Two page introduction by Levy, followed by three-page 'Preface to the Second Edition' by him, dated 'July, 1890'. The rest of the pamphlet consists of 'An Essay intended to establish a Standard for Stenography'. In his introduction Levy explains that 'numerous enquiries' have induced him 'to publish the following System of Shorthand, which was invented by Samuel Taylor and first published in 1786'.

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