Here is the second Gregg Shorthand edition of The Man Without a Country. The shorthand plates match the 1929 Anniversary Gregg Shorthand Manual. This book was published circa 1931 with plates by Winifred Kenna Richmond. This book also appeared in a 1933 box set “American Readings in Gregg Shorthand” with four other Gregg Shorthand novels.
The first Gregg Shorthand version of Man Without a Country was published in 1922 with Shorthand Plates by Harriet M. Johnson. It matches the 1916 Gregg Shorthand Manual. That version was later included in the collection book “Short Classics in Shorthand” (1927).
This 1931 book entered the public domain as soon as it was first published. There is no copyright notice in the book. Any book first published in the US before January 1, 1978, without a proper copyright notice immediately went into the public domain at the time of publication. There are also no copyright notices in any of the other individual Gregg Shorthand novel versions of existing works, such as Alice in Wonderland, Rip Van Winkle, the Great Stone Face, etc. All copyrights belonged to the original material. Back then, the US Copyright Office did not allow Gregg to copyright shorthand novels based on existing literary works.