Gregg bibliography

I think it is time to assemble a comprehensive Gregg bibliography, in order to assist people buying books off ebay in getting the books they need, without making unnecessary purchases. For instance, some people might want to be sure to buy a book with an answer key. The bibliography ideally should include basic info about all Gregg books as well as photos of their covers and sample pages and a brief review.  I hope others will collaborate in this project. Here is some info about the books in my library:

PRE-ANNIVERSARY
Gregg Shorthand: A Light-Line Phonography for the Million. By John Robert Gregg. New and Revised Edition. The Gregg Publishing Company. Copyright 1893 by John R. Gregg, Copyright 1901 by John R. Gregg, Copyright 1916 The Gregg Publishing Company. 154 pages. Very dark-colored book with black writing: “Gregg Shorthand.” Its strengths include long lists of word-signs and phrases (aka brief forms) for easy reference. The principles are explained clearly, with ample examples. No index. No answer key in the back.
Gregg Speed Studies. By John Robert Gregg. The Gregg Publishing Company. Copyright 1917, 1919 by the Gregg Publishing Company. 328 pages. Brown-colored book.
ANNIVERSARY
Gregg Shorthand: A Light-Line Phonography for the Million. By John Robert Gregg, S.C.D. Anniversary Edition. The Gregg Publishing Company. Copyright 1893 by John R. Gregg, Copyright 1901 by John R. Gregg, Copyright 1916, 1929, by the Gregg Publishing Company. 173 pages. Dark red-colored book. Includes a chart of untranscribed brief forms and an index. No answer key in the back.
Gregg Shorthand: Manual for the Functional Method. By Louis A. Leslie, C.S.R. Arranged in accordance with the Anniversary Edition of Gregg Shorthand. The Gregg Publishing Company. Copyright 1893, 1901 by John R. Gregg. Copyright 1916, 1929, 1936 by the Gregg Publishing Company. Pages 1-310  (Part One). Pages 313-626 (Part Two). This book is a two-part set. Dark blue cover with red writing: “Gregg Shorthand, Functional Method, Louis A. Leslie.” Answer key in back.
Gregg Shorthand Dictionary. By John Robert Gregg, S.C.D. Anniversary Edition. Gregg Publishing Division. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Copyright 1930, 1916, by the Gregg Publishing Company. Copyright 1901 by John Robert Gregg. Copyright renewed 1958. Shorthand plates written by Winifred Kenna Richmond. 260 pages. Brown book with raised writing on cover: “Gregg Shorthand Dictionary, John Robert Gregg.”Excludes short, simple words such a cat, dog, etc. that most beginners can write.
SIMPLIFIED
Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified: A Dictionary of 30,000 Authoritative Gregg Shorthand Outlines. John Robert Gregg, Louis A. Leslie, Charles E. Zoubek. Gregg Publishing Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company. Copyright 1949 by the Gregg Publishing Company. Phillipines Copyright 1951 by the Gregg Publishing Company. Shorthand plates written by Charles Rader. 328 pages. Dark blue book with plain cover. Binding reads: “Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified, Gregg, Leslie, Zoubek, McGraw-Hill.” In addition to long words, includes some simple words like dog.
Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified. Second Edition. John Robert Gregg, Louis A. Leslie, Charles E. Zoubek. Shorthand written by Charles Rader. Gregg Publishing Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Copyright 1955 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Copyright 1949 by The Gregg Publishing Company. 320 pages. Dust cover looks like a steno pad: “Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, by John Robert Gregg, Louis A. Leslie, and Charles E. Zoubek. A new and easier version of Gregg Shorthand – the world’s most widely used shorthand system, Second Edition.” Index included. No answer key in back.
Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified: Functional Method. Second Edition. Louis A. Leslie, Charles E. Zoubek. Shorthand written by Charles Rader. Gregg Publishing Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Copyright 1955 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Copyright 1949 by the Gregg Publishing Company. 447 pages. Includes answer key in back. Includes index.

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  1. The idea of a Gregg bibliography is a good
    one.  One of the problems with Gregg publications is that there were so
    many of them, often in multiple editions with minor/slight changes.  I
    thought for a while I knew most of the books that were published over the years,
    but I've learned that there are always "unknown" titles that come up from time
    to time.
     
    The author of the ShorthandShorthandShorthand site
    used to work for McGraw-Hill . . . I wonder if he's made any attempts at
    compiling a bibliography?  There's no point in reinventing the wheel if
    someone has already done it.
     
    Someone wanting to start a shorthand library can
    pretty easily find the basic editions–the ones you've listed already are pretty
    representative.  The textbook series usually appeared in both high school
    and college versions, but there's no difference in the theory presentation,
    only in the layout and supplementary materials. 
     
    Alex

  2. Awesome! I am intrigued by those "self-teaching" books, since we are virtually all teaching ourselves these days.   That bibliography is a good start, but pictures have greater descriptive power. Sample pages will be invaluable, and photos of the covers will help with identification. I will begin work on this once I get ahold of a camera.   In addition, I think for these purposes, a website will provide better organization than posting a series of PDFs in the document library. I will get on that soon (although I am not so good at layout).

  3. I can provide pictures and sample pages as well, that won't be a problem.   The self-teaching books contain the same material as the Anniversary Manual, except that they add more examples, and the order of some of the principles has been rearranged.  The workbook in the self-teaching series provides additional exercises.   I forgot to add another one of the Gregg Speed Studies book for Anniversary.   Gregg Speed Studies, Third Edition.  John Robert Gregg, S.C.D.  The Gregg Publishing Company.  Copyright 1917, 1919, 1929, 1941, by The Gregg Publishing Company.  Shorthand plates written by Astrid F. Ramsey, Charles E. Zoubek, and Charles Rader.  442 pages.  Red cover, black lettering.  Improved version of the companion to the Gregg Shorthand Manual.  Contains additional material, more examples of applications of rules, and additional vocabulary drills, reading, dictation, and writing practice selections.  No key.  No index.

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