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Record 20514

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: several pencil and ink annotations (some fading to illegibility) throughout text, usually of the form of a marked item within the text followed by annotation in the margin example(1) p.542 (v.1. The Prince chpt. VI) against the footnote "r" on religion and armed conflict is the marginal note "NB The hindoo religion refutes Machiavel's position"; (2)p. 690 (v.1. The Prince chpt XXV) has the marginal note "his Majesty first defined the word chance or fortune" against the translator's note "o".
Century: 1800-1849
Date:
Country: Scotland or India
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 Drummond Erskine
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Apr 1776
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: East India Company Writer (Bengal) and later a landowner
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland or India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Title: The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans ....
Genre: Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, 1762
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20514  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Machiavelli, Niccolo, The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans on the Art of War. By Ellis Farneworth, M. A. Vicar of Rosthern in Cheshire, Translator of the Life of Pope Sixtus V. and Davila's History of the Civil Wars of France. In two volumes,London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, junior, at Dublin 1762 [DH LIB 2102]. ,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Machiavelli, Niccolo, The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans on the Art of War. By Ellis Farneworth, M. A. Vicar of Rosthern in Cheshire, Translator of the Life of Pope Sixtus V. and Davila's History of the Civil Wars of France. In two volumes,London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, junior, at Dublin 1762 [DH LIB 2102]. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20514, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife but as with many items in the collection it may have had a previous owner. The identity of the annotator is thus uncertain. However the style, subject area and nature of comments matches with other items in the library clearly attributed to John Drummond Erskine

 

 

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