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Record Number: 14268


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After dinner away home, Mr Brisband along with me as far as the Temple; and there looked upon a new book, set out by one Rycault, secretary to my Lord Winchelsea, of the policy and customs of the Turkes, which is it seems much cried up - but I could not stay'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

16 Oct 1666

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner

Place:

city: London
other location: at a bookshop at Temple

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Paul Rycault

Title:

The present state of the Ottoman Empire By Paul Rycault, Esq. secretary to his Excellency the Earl of Winchilsea, Embassadour Extraordinary for His Majesty Charles the Second etc. to Sultan Mahomet Han the Fourth, Emperour of the Turks

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

14268

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

326

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 326, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14268, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

Pepys later bought this book on 8 April 1667

   
   
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