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Record Number: 6325


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[John] Martyn revealed sheets of the [Philosophical] Transactions [containing Henry Oldenburg's remarks on Robert Hooke's Description of Helioscopes] to Hooke as they were printed. On 8 November [1675] he came to the review of Helioscopes. Hooke was livid. 'Saw the Lying Dog Oldenburg's Transactions,' he wrote in his diary. 'Resolved to quit all employments and seek my health.'"

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

8 Nov 1675

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Robert Hooke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Scientist

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:

Henry Oldenburg

Title:

review of Robert Hooke, Description of Helioscopes

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, newly printed sheets

Publication Details

In Philosophical Transactions

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6325

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:

528

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 528, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6325, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from The Diary of Robert Hooke MA, MD, FRS 1672-1680. Ed. H. W. Robinson and W. Adams ((London, 1935).

   
   
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