[New York: n. p.], 1875. First edition. Small circular printed recto and verso, 7 x 4.75 inches. Some light soiling and old folds; in very good condition. Item #17724
A characteristic and ephemeral argument in favor of orthographic spelling reform from the English-born American abolitionist, sometime sex reformer, and spelling reformer who taught Freedmen in the South and styled herself "Eliza Burnz." (Burns was indeed so wedded to her cause, she named her daughter Foneta.) Not found on OCLC. With two related but perhaps extracted leaves: a lithographic "Alphabet of Steno-Phonography" (copyright 1872 by Burns) printed on both sides of the leaf, and another facsimile leaf, "Exercise I. Single Stem Words & Word-signs."