Inscribed to Swarthmore President

The Teacher. A Treatise on the best method of imparting a knowledge of Phonography.

Cincinnati: Phonographic Institute, [1856].

First edition. Pitman's advertisements at the back, decorated title and several ornamental borders, leaves with shorthand. 1 vols. Sm. 8vo. Inscribed to Swarthmore President. Original brown stamped cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Small holes torn at base of spine, light rubbing, light spotting of text, else excellent. Item #27334

Inscribed on the free endpaper “E. H. Magill With Benn Pitman's best regards. Cincinnati, O March 1856.” Edward Hicks Magill, was a noted educator and teacher. He was president of Swarthmore College and spent most of his life in the academic fields, he published several educational texts and his autobiography is entitled “Sixty-five Years in the Life of a Teacher 1841-1906” ¶ In addition to lessons, there is a short history of phonography, a poet's opinion, an essay on lecturing and teaching phonography, almost all in shorthand.

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