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Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons

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Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. was a British publishing company founded by Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) in 1886 Pitman as a partnerships with his sons Alfred and Ernest. Pitman was an English teacher who developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. The company was to become one of the world's leading educational publishers and training businesses with offices in London, Bath, New York, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Toronto and Tokyo. The publishing division was bought by rival Pearson Plc in 1985.

Between 1893 and 1940s, the company published 30ish short stories, 3 novels and 1 article written by Arthur Conan Doyle.



Conan Doyle published by Sir Isaac Pitman

The list below only show the first editions. The books were republished every year. See table below for year datation.

1893-1894

1898

1901

1915-1916

1915-1919

1918

1921

1924

1926-1927

1928


Key to dating codes

On the verso of the title page or at the foot of last page, a code indicates the publishing year, following the table below:

Pitman's
Shorthand
Library
Twentieth
Century
Edition
Centenary
Edition
New Era
Edition
1898
1899 [A]
1900 [B]
1901 [C]
1902 [D]
1903 [E]
1904 [F]
1905 [G]
1906 [H]
1907 [I]
1908 [J]
1909 K
1910 L
1911 M
1912 N
1913 O
1914 P
1915 Q
1916 R
1917 S
1918 T
1919 U
1920 V
1921 W
1922 X
1923 Y
1924 Z
1925 B5
1926 B6
1927 B7
1928 B8
1929 B9
1930 C
etc.

Table created by Richard Lancelyn Green in his Conan Doyle's bibliohgraphy.






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