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Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
M1929 Bd.w. STC 24077a.2
Source Creator: 
Metcalfe, Theophilus, fl. 1649.
Image Title: 
Theophilus Metcalfe. Short-writing. London, 1660
Source Title: 
Source Created or Published: 
Physical Description: 
plate facing p.9 (beginning of chapter 2): The Letters of the Alphabet
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Creator (Hamnet): 
Metcalfe, Theophilus, fl. 1649.
Title (Hamnet): 
Art of short-writing
Title (Hamnet): 
Short-writing. The most easie, exact, lineall and speedy method that hath ever been obtained, or taught. Composed by Theophilus Metcalfe, author and professor of the said art. The last edition. With a new table for shortning of words. Which book is able to make the practitioner perfect without a teacher. As many hundreds in this city, and elsewhere, that are able to write sermons word for word, can from their own experience testifie.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
printed, and are to be sold by John Hancock at the first shop in Popes-head-Alley, next to Cornhill,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
[2], 4-7, 9-12, 21-26 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill., port., tables ; 8⁰.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shorthand -- Early works to 1800.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Running title reads: The art of short-writing.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Text is interspersed with plates of shorthand writing.
Citations (Hamnet): 
ESTC (RLIN) R217847
Citations (Hamnet): 
Wing (2nd ed.), M1929
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
ac5651.4. Bound in half calf with marbled papered boards. Final plate partially torn away at head fore-edge. Author port. and engr. t.p. mutilated, with some loss of text and image. Cropped, affecting some plate headlines. Stained. Bd.w: Tilney, Edmund. A briefe and pleasant discourse ... London, 1587 -- and nine other Wing period and early c18 printed works. Provenance: according to Folger card catalogue, Dalrymple family library copy
Call Number (Hamnet): 
M1929 Bd.w. STC 24077a.2