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Record 6326

Reading Experience:

Adrian Johns discusses John Flamsteed's (disapproving) reading of Edmond Halley, Catalogus Stellarum Australium.
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 Flamsteed
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 19 Aug 1646
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist
Religion: Christian
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: Edmond Halley
Title: Catalogus Stellarum Australium, sive Supplementum Catalogi Tychonici exhibens longitudines et latitudines stellarum fixarum ...
Genre: Science, astronomy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1679
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6326  
Source - Print  
  Author: Adrian Johns
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making
  Place of Publication: Chicago
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 563-64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 563-64,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:



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