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Record Number: 6189


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"... [during the 1660s] eminent Stationer Benjamin Tooke said he had seen 'several quires' of a seditious work lying visible in Benjamin Harris's shop, and could be sure that they were all from the same book because he had been able freely to riffle through the sheets."

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1660 and 1669

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Benjamin Harris's [book] shop

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:

Benjamin Tooke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Stationer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

seditious book

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: unbound printed sheets

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

6189

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:

118-19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 118-19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6189, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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