PITMAN'S COMMERCIAL READER: OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (1907)
Hard cover. Cloth-bound.
Stamped printing on cover and spine.
Condition good/very good. Minor wear on the exterior. Interior in fine condition.
With upwards of 150 illustrations and coloured map + glossary.
A splendidly illustrated reading book, dealing with the chief branches of modern industry, such as paper-making and the production of books and newspapers; steam and machinery; shipping; mining and metal works; electricity and its uses; cotton and what is made of it; woollen manufactures; flax and linen; the silworm and the silk industry; straw hats and bonnets; leather and furs.
PITMAN'S COMMERCIAL READER
OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
Publisher: SIR ISAAC PITMAN & SONS, LTD, BATH & NEW YORK
Publication year: 1907
Dimensions: 18 x 13 cm
SOME OF THE CONTENTS: THE TREASURE OF THE EARTH AND THEIR USES - STEAM AND ITS USES - THE STORY OF RAFTS, BOATS AND SHIPS - THE STORY OF COAL - ELECTRICITY, WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT IS HARNESSED - HOW RAW COTTON IS OBTAINED - HOW WOOL IS OBTAINED - FLAX AND LINEN - OUR FACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS
Sir Isaac Pitman (4 January 1813 – 22 January 1897) was a teacher of the English language who developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. He was also the vice-president of the Vegetarian Society. Pitman was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1894.
In 1886 Pitman went into partnerships with his sons Alfred and Ernest to form the Isaac Pitman and Sons publishing firm. In the same year the millionth copy of the Phonographic Teacher was sold in Great Britain. Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons was to become one of the world's leading educational publishers and training businesses with offices in London, Bath, New York City, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Toronto and Tokyo. The publishing division was bought by rival Pearson Plc in 1985. The training business evolved into two separate businesses: Pitman Training and JHP Training (now learndirect).