Post by manik singh on May 7, 2019 12:25:58 GMT -5
Most of these Gregg novels listed above scanned by libraries are the pre-Anniversary editions. In the US, books published before 1923 are in the public domain. Anniversary shorthand didn't come out until 1929, so libraries will not scan the Anniversary versions and distribute them to the public. I have not found the green paperback Anniversary editions of the Gregg novels and short stories scanned on library web sites. Those Anniversary editions were written by Winnifred Kenna-Richmond. They have larger print and neater shorthand. Of the 11 novels and short stories published by Gregg, 2 of them did not get re-written for Anniversary shorthand. "Alice in Wonderland" and "Sign of the Four" only exist in pre-Anniversary editions, even through they continued to published them after Anniversary was adopted. I would guess that they were too long, and re-writing them would have been a major undertaking.