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Record 7800

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Marginalia]: ms notes on some 12pp, some ink, some pencil, most in English, some in Arabic. All are notes on points of grammar or translation: e.g p.8 the text 'eight dentals ....[arabic text]; and six linguals, ....[Arabic text]' is underlined and marked +. There is a ms note '++Solar [?] letter before which ...[arabic letter] in the article[?] loses its sound and the .... is ....'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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
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: Identity of reader is very tentative. There is no provenance but this is one of several annotated language books in the collection. The others have John Drummond Erskine's provenance

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Richardson
Title: Grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company
Genre: Language
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London; Oxford: Printed by William Richardson for J. Murray; D. Prince, 1776
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7800  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Richardson, John, "A grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company", (London, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 2051].,

Citation: Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Eskines of Torrie in Fife: Richardson, John, "A grammar of the Arabick language in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honourable East India Company", (London, 1776), various pages, [DH LIB 2051]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7800, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

Although there are other similarily marked language items in the collection, clearly associated with John Drummond Erskine, many of his books had previous owners. A possible provenance has either been cut off the title page or been accidentally torn off.

 

 

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