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Record 6331

Reading Experience:

Adrian Johns describes how "[Edmond] Halley ... [took] to 'correcting' the copy [of John Flamsteed's star catalogue] in Child's coffeehouse, and pointing out to his 'impious friends' there all Flamsteed's purported errors."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: Child's coffee-house
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:Edmond Halley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Nov 1656
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist
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: John Flamsteed
Title: catalogue of stars
Genre: Science, Mathematics, Astronomy
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6331  
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: 600
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (Chicago, 1998), p. 600,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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