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Record 6212

Reading Experience:

Adrian Johns recounts how, in a dream "at around the time of the outbreak of the Civil War," Henry More saw "a series of huge figures in the sky," including "that of an old man with a long beard ... [who] made a number of gestures with his arm," and how More "[adduced] 'reasons out of Aristotles Mechanicks, which I had very lately read,' for the precise nature of the movements."
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1638 and 1640
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:Henry More
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Aristotle
Title: Mechanics
Genre: Classics, Science, Technology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6212  
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: 419
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 419,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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