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Record 11788

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'went to Westminster-hall and there bought Mr Grant's book of observations upon the weekly bills of Mortality - which appear to me, upon first sight, to be very pretty.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 24 Mar 1662
Country: England
Time: afternoon
daytime
Place: city: London
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Graunt
Title: Natural and political observations... made upon the bills of mortality
Genre: Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1662
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11788  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 3
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 3, p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11788, accessed: 14 November 2019

Additional comments:

unsure if he looked over book before buying it, or had a quick glance through after purchase

 

 

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