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Record Number: 9567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Next to [John] Balgrave's modest prefatory poem [in "The Mathematical Jewel" (1585)] "The Authour in his own defence", [Gabriel] Harvey comments: "An Youth, & no University-man. The more shame for sum Doctors of Universities, that may learn of him".'

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1585 and 7 Feb 1630

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:

John Blagrave

Title:

The Mathematical Jewel, Shewing the making, and most excellent use of a singuler Instrument so called ... The use of which Jewel ... leadeth ... through the whole Artes of Astronomy, Cosmography, Geography, Topography, Navigation, Longitudes ...

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Textbook / self-education, Science, Mathematics, Astrology / alchemy / occult, Cosmology/astronomy; navigation

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1585

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9567

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:

167

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 167, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9567, accessed: 01 October 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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