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Record 9540

Reading Experience:

'[In Gabriel Harvey's methods of annotation] Succinct captions of one or two words placed in the margin often summarize a fairly lengthy textual discussion, e.g., in Thomas Blundevill's "The foure chiefest Offices belonging to Horsemanship" (1580) [...] On fol.5r Harvey inscribes at the top "How the Rider ought to sitt in his Saddle" [...] and on fol.51v he summarizes with the inscription, "[italics]The parts of the bit[end italics]: as they ar termed by their [italics]proper names[end italics]. Italics indicate Harvey's underlinings.'
Century: 1500-1599, 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1580 and 7 Feb 1630
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: Thomas Blundevill
Title: The foure chiefest Offices belonging to Horsemanship
Genre: Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1580
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9540  
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: 141
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 141,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:



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