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Record 14393

Reading Experience:

'So home to supper, and to read the book I bought yesterday of the Turkish Policy, which is a good book, well writ; and so owned by Dr Clerke yesterday to me, commending it mightily to me for my reading as the only book of that subject that ever was writ, yet so designedly.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 9 Apr 1667
Country: England
Time: evening: before bed
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at home
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: Admirality, 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
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1667
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14393  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 8
  Page: 159
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 159,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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