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Record 56

Reading Experience:

'In the year 1655. was published by Mr Web a Booke intituled Stonehenge-restored (but writt by Mr Inigo Jones) which I read with great delight: there is a great deale of Learning in it: but, having compared his Scheme with the Monument it self, I found he had not dealt fairly: but had made a Lesbians rule, which is conformed to the stone: that is, he framed the Monument to his own Hypothesis, which is much differing from the Thing it self. This gave me an edge to make more researches.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: unknown
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:John Aubrey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Mar 1626
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Antiquary and Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Inigo Jones
Title: Stonehenge Restored
Genre: Social Science, Geography / Travel, Science, Mathematics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published by Webb
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 56  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Aubrey
  Title: Monumenta Britannica
  Location: Bodleian Library
  Call no: MS Top. Gen. c. 24
  Page/folio: 23v-24r

Citation: John Aubrey, Monumenta Britannica Bodleian Library, p. MS Top. Gen. c. 24, p. 23v-24r,, accessed: 04 December 2023

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