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Record Number: 27469


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Included in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Detailed reading notes from Thomas Vaughan's Magia Adamica (1650).

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1710 and 31 Dec 1710

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:

Edward Pordage

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Fellow of King's College. Cambridge

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Vaughan

Title:

Magia Adamica. Or the Antiquity of Magic, And the Descent thereof from Adam downwards, proved. Whereunto is added a perfect and full discovery of the true Cœlum Terrę, or the Magicians Heavenly Chaos, & first Matter of all Things. By Eugenius Philalethes.

Genre:

History, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1650

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27469

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Edward Pordage

Title:

Reading Notes

Location:

King's College, Cambridge

Call No:

MS 840.5

Page/Folio:

82-98

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Edward Pordage, Reading Notes, King's College, Cambridge, MS 840.5, 82-98, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27469, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Page images from MS accessed at Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online, where they appear by permission of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. Scriptorium eds. note that Vaughan's early writings appeared under the pseudonym 'Eugenius Philalethes'.

   
   
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