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Record 9531

Reading Experience:

'One of [Gabriel] Harvey's leisure time interests in London at this time [1580s] is suggested by an interesting broadsheet with his signature dated "1588", some manuscript underlinings of various items, and brief comments. The broadsheet lists the pharmaceuticals and chemicals which can be obtained at the shop of John Hester, "practitioner in the art of Distillation"'.
Century: 1500-1599
Date: Between 1 Jan 1588 and 31 Dec 1588
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:Gabriel Harvey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1545
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/Academic
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: anon
Title: Broadsheet listing merchandise (including pharmaceuticals) of John Hester
Genre: Medicine, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Broadsheet
Publication details: c.1588
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9531  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia F. Stern
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 85
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 85,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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