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Record Number: 6198


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Adrian Johns notes Samuel Pepys's use of printed lawbooks "to inform himself of 'law-notions'"

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Civil Servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

books on laws and statutes

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6198

Source:

Print

Author:

Adrian Johns

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making

Place of Publication:

Chicago

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

321

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making, (Chicago, 1998), p. 321, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6198, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Quotation from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, ed. R. Latham and W. Matthews (11 vols. London, 1970-83) I: 283.

   
   
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