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Record Number: 9531


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One of [Gabriel] Harvey's leisure time interests in London at this time [1580s] is suggested by an interesting broadsheet with his signature dated "1588", some manuscript underlinings of various items, and brief comments. The broadsheet lists the pharmaceuticals and chemicals which can be obtained at the shop of John Hester, "practitioner in the art of Distillation"'.

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1588 and 31 Dec 1588

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:

Gabriel Harvey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1545

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Academic

Religion:

Christian

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:

anon

Title:

Broadsheet listing merchandise (including pharmaceuticals) of John Hester

Genre:

Medicine, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Broadsheet

Publication Details

c.1588

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9531

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia F. Stern

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1979

Vol:

n/a

Page:

85

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 85, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9531, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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