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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 16

The Reading, Writing and Spelling Reform

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The Reading, Writing and Spelling Reform.

The Reading and Writing Reform consists in the introduction of a phonetic alphabet of thirty-eight letters, to represent all the sounds of the English language. This alphabet is adapted to Shorthand and Longhand Writing, and to Printing. Phonetic Shorthand is as legible as common writing; while it is written in one-fourth of the time, and with half the labour. By means of Phonetic Printing, children and ignorant adults may be taught to read accurately in phonetic books, in from twenty to fifty hours' instruction; and a few lessons will then render them capable of reading books printed in the common spelling. The education of the poor is thus rendered not only possible, but easy.

Phonetic Publications.

Phonetic Shorthand.

  • Phonographic Teacher, or First Book of Instruction in Phonetic Shorthand, 6d.
  • Phonographic Copy Book, 3d.
  • Phonographic Reader, 6d.
  • Manual of Phonography, 1s. 6d.; cloth 2s; roan, gilt, 2s. 6d.
  • A Compend of Phonography, giving the Alphabet, Grammalogues, and principal Rules for Writing, 1d.
  • Exercises in Phonography, 1d.
  • Phonographic Reporter, 2s.6d.; cl, 3s.
  • Reporting Exercises, 6d.
  • Phonographic Phrase Book, containing above three thousand useful phrases, 1s., cloth, 1s. 6d.
  • List of Phonetic Society for the current year, 2d.
  • The members of this Society correct the Exercises of phonographic students through the post, gratuitously.
  • Phonetic Alphabet, containing the Shorthand, Longhand, and Printing Letters, 1s. per gross.

In Phonetic Shorthand.

  • John Halifax, Gentleman, 2 vols., 5s.
  • The Reporting Magazine for 1864, with Key; vol. 2, cloth, 1s.
  • The Psalms, 6d., cloth 9d.
  • History of Shorthand, 1s.
  • Æsop's Fables, 6d.
  • Selections from the Best Authors, 4d.
  • Prize Essay on the Best Method of teaching Phonography, 8d.y cl. 1s.

In Phonetic Printing.

  • Phonetic Journal, published weekly, 1d.; monthly, in wrapper, 5d. Each number contains four columns of shorthand, in the Learner's, Corresponding, and Reporting Styles, Intelligence of the progress or the Phonetic Reform printed in the usual spelling, and articles of general interest printed phonetically.
  • Chart of the Phonetic Alphabet, containing the Shorthand and Printing Letters, 23 inches by 35, 4d.
  • Tablets, or the letters of the Phonetic Alphabet, printed on card-board; Small 3d., Medium ls. 6d., Large 4s.
  • Sheet Lessons, (16,) for classes, 1s.
  • First Book in Phonetic Reading, 1d
  • Second Book, 2d. Third Book, 3d.
  • Fourth Book (Transition), 4d.
  • Edward's Dream, or Good for Evil, 1d,
  • Parables, from the Testament, 1d.
  • Miracles, ditto, 1d. Discourses, 1d.
  • A Persuasive to the Study and Practice of Phonography, ½d.; 4d. per dozen; 3s. per gross. (In the common spelling.)
  • A Recommendation of Phonetic Shorthand, by the Rev. D. D. Whedon, ½d.; 4d. per doz., 3s. per gross. (In the common spelling.)
  • A Glance at Phonotypy, or Phonetic Printing, ½d.; 4d. per dozen; 3s. per gross. (In the common spelling with a specimen of phonotypy.)
  • History of Phonography—how it came about, 1d.

Books of the value of 1s. and upwards are sent post free: on books under 1s., postage is charged at the rate of ½d. for 2oz.

The books recommended to the student on commencing the study of Phonetic Shorthand, are the Phonographic Teacher and Copy Book.

See Pitman's Complete Catalogue of Phonetic Publications.

London: Fred. Pitman, 20 Paternoster row, E.C.

Bath: Isaac Pitman, Phonetic Institute.