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Record 6198

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Adrian Johns notes Samuel Pepys's use of printed lawbooks "to inform himself of 'law-notions'"
Century: 1600-1699
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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 n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Civil Servant
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: books on laws and statutes
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6198  
Source - Print  
  Author: Adrian Johns
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making
  Place of Publication: Chicago
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 321
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 321, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6198, accessed: 17 November 2019

Additional comments:

Quotation from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, ed. R. Latham and W. Matthews (11 vols. London, 1970-83) I: 283.

 

 

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