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Jones, David D
The Jones system of Chinese shorthand [cover title]. Han zi chuan yin su ji fa
Zhongyuehan, 1913. First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 46; pages bound folded side out into black cloth boards and bound with two rivets, resembling the Chinese format, titles in Chinese and English in gilt on covers, light wear, gilt rubbed, all ellse very good. An instruction book on Chinese shorthand using a system derived from Pitman, using the wheel and spoke as the primary form and line weight and length as modification. Positioning of the characters indicated tone. After an explanatory text there is a vocabulary and a short reader. The creator of the system, David D. Jones, had been a missionary to China and was working as and interpreter in San Francisco when he invented this system, which he used to teach immigrant women. The preface is by Chung Jung-kuang, a scholar of Lingan University who adopted the system to teach with while Dean of the Canton Christian College. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States]
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