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Hard Cover Journal printed by the Isaac Pitman, Phonetic Institute, Kingston Building, Bath. 1883 an interesting period (as are they all). My native country Australia was taking fledgling steps towards Federation and our own Constitution, while the English seemed obsessed with rail travel and academic pursuits but I digress.
The book contains a few stories written in shorthand (Pilgrim's Progress, Walking Sentinel, and others) also many articles in normal English including a very good essay on being a reporter at the time. But as the title would suggest many more articles and stories written in a phonetic form, which is quickly adjusted to.
These pieces give a good reflection of life and events at the time. Why a Phonetic Society, God only knows, any academic pursuit of that period seemed to be a worthy one. I hope this review is of some help if it is ever read, which I must admit I doubt it will be but I had the time and found the book while cleaning house.