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Record 5780

Reading Experience:

H. J. Jackson discusses copious annotations made in 2-volume first-edition (1791) copy of James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, which signed "Scriblerus" (who Jackson identifies as Fulke Greville), commenting: "[Scriblerus] evidently read the Life, or at least dipped into it, more than once: a summary note from the end of his first reading is dated November 1791, but other notes include dates in 1792 and 1797."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 1797
Country: n/a
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:Fulke Greville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1717
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Boswell
Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols. London: Dilly, 1791
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5780  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 123-37; 124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 123-37; 124,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

See pp.133 for discussion of identification of reader/annotator.



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