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Record 14268

Reading Experience:

'After dinner away home, Mr Brisband along with me as far as the Temple; and there looked upon a new book, set out by one Rycault, secretary to my Lord Winchelsea, of the policy and customs of the Turkes, which is it seems much cried up - but I could not stay'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 16 Oct 1666
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
other location: at a bookshop at Temple
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Paul Rycault
Title: The present state of the Ottoman Empire By Paul Rycault, Esq. secretary to his Excellency the Earl of Winchilsea, Embassadour Extraordinary for His Majesty Charles the Second etc. to Sultan Mahomet Han the Fourth, Emperour of the Turks
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14268  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 326
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 326,, accessed: 12 August 2020

Additional comments:

Pepys later bought this book on 8 April 1667



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