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Record Number: 56


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the year 1655. was published by Mr Web a Booke intituled Stonehenge-restored (but writt by Mr Inigo Jones) which I read with great delight: there is a great deale of Learning in it: but, having compared his Scheme with the Monument it self, I found he had not dealt fairly: but had made a Lesbians rule, which is conformed to the stone: that is, he framed the Monument to his own Hypothesis, which is much differing from the Thing it self. This gave me an edge to make more researches.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

John Aubrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Mar 1626

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Antiquary and Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Inigo Jones

Title:

Stonehenge Restored

Genre:

Social Science, Geography / Travel, Science, Mathematics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published by Webb

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

56

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Aubrey

Title:

Monumenta Britannica

Location:

Bodleian Library

Call No:

MS Top. Gen. c. 24

Page/Folio:

23v-24r

Citation:

John Aubrey, Monumenta Britannica Bodleian Library, p. MS Top. Gen. c. 24, p. 23v-24r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=56, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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