Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 20514


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: several pencil and ink annotations (some fading to illegibility) throughout text, usually of the form of a marked item within the text followed by annotation in the margin example(1) p.542 (v.1. The Prince chpt. VI) against the footnote "r" on religion and armed conflict is the marginal note "NB The hindoo religion refutes Machiavel's position"; (2)p. 690 (v.1. The Prince chpt XXV) has the marginal note "his Majesty first defined the word chance or fortune" against the translator's note "o".

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Country:

Scotland or India

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:

John Drummond Erskine

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Apr 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

East India Company Writer (Bengal) and later a landowner

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland or India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Niccolo Machiavelli

Title:

The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans ....

Genre:

Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, 1762

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20514

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Machiavelli, Niccolo, The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans on the Art of War. By Ellis Farneworth, M. A. Vicar of Rosthern in Cheshire, Translator of the Life of Pope Sixtus V. and Davila's History of the Civil Wars of France. In two volumes,London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, junior, at Dublin 1762 [DH LIB 2102].

Additional Information:

Has inscription "J.D. Erskine"

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Machiavelli, Niccolo, The works of Nicholas Machiavel, secretary of state to the republic of Florence. Newly Translated from the Originals; Illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, Dissertations, and the Life of Machiavel, Never before published; And Several New Plans on the Art of War. By Ellis Farneworth, M. A. Vicar of Rosthern in Cheshire, Translator of the Life of Pope Sixtus V. and Davila's History of the Civil Wars of France. In two volumes,London: Printed for Thomas Davies; Thomas Waller; R. and J. Dodsley; James Fletcher; Mess. Balfour and Hamilton, Edinburgh; and Mr. James Hoey, junior, at Dublin 1762 [DH LIB 2102]. , http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20514, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The item is in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie, Fife but as with many items in the collection it may have had a previous owner. The identity of the annotator is thus uncertain. However the style, subject area and nature of comments matches with other items in the library clearly attributed to John Drummond Erskine

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design