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Record 9564

Reading Experience:

'Early examples of [Gabriel Harvey's] marginalia in [the fields of cosmology and astronomy] are found in the large 1527 folio containing Sacrobosco's "Textus de Sphaera", Bonetus's "Annuli ... super astrologiam" [...] and Euclid's first book of geometry translated into Latin by Boethius. On the title-page is Harvey's signature and the date "1580", which seems to have been the period for many of his annotations in this volume.'
Century: 1500-1599
Date: Between 1 Jan 1580 and 31 Dec 1580
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: Joannis de Sacrobosco
Title: Textus de Sphaera
Genre: Science, Astrology / alchemy / occult, cosmology/astronomy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9564  
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: 165
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 165,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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