The Application of Shorthand to Legal Writing Botley, Samuel [1642-1696?]. Rich, Jeremiah [d.ca. 1660]. Maximum in Minimo, Or, Mr. Jeremiah Richs Pens Dexterity Compleated With the Whole Terms of the Law. London: Printed for John Man, [c.1690]. 31 ff. Content on facing leaves. Two copperplate portrait frontispieces. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary wrappers bound into later library buckram, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to corners, chipping to spine ends, front joint and hinge partially cracked, library bookplates to front pastedown. Copperplate title page with architectural border, copperplate leaves, all with vignettes. Moderate toning, some foxing to text, light edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, embossed library stamp to foot of first frontispiece, later annotation to its verso, other library stamps to verso of title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. $500. * Rich was an English stenographer who published a series of manuals on shorthand writing based on the work of his uncle, William Cartwright. First published in 1659, The Penns Dexterity Compleated is the definitive exposition of the Cartwright-Rich system. It was a popular work that went through 20 editions by 1792. Illustrated throughout with religious figures and symbols, Botley's attractive edition has a section on "the whole terms of the law." There were five editions of Botley's work, but their publication dates are not clear. English Short-Title Catalogue R24215.
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