This seventeenth-century miniature New Testament is written in the shorthand system of Jeremiah Rich. The size of the book advertises the concision of Rich’s shorthand. Rich claimed that his system was received at 'both the universities with great approbation and applause'.
(One of two pages shown.)
Title: The book of the New Testament of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, according to the art of short writing invented by Jeremiah Rich (London, 1659)
Shelfmark: H.17.58 (catalogue record)
17th centuryH.17.58Jeremiah Richengravings