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Title Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author John Aubrey
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2015-04-02
Category History
Total Pages 360
ISBN 1108079342
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This three-volume 1813 compilation contains the manuscript notes which later became famous as John Aubrey's Brief Lives.

Title Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries to which are Added Hearne s Journeys to Reading and to Whaddon Hall the Seat of Browne Willis Esq and Lives of Eminent Men by John Aubrey Esq
Author John Aubrey
Publisher
Release 1813
Category English letters
Total Pages 1006
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title John Dee s Actions with Spirits Volumes 1 and 2
Author Christopher Whitby
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-02-11
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 1048
ISBN 1136158898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This was originally a two volume set which is now bound as one. Here is presented an investigation of the nature of the earliest extant records of the supposed communication with angels and spirits of John Dee (1527-1608) with the assistance of his two mediums or 'scryers', Barnabas Saul and Edward Kelly. Volume 2 of this work is a transcription of the records in Dee's hand contained in Sloane MS 3188, which has been transcribed only once before, by Elias Ashmole in 1672. Volume 1 is an introduction and thorough commentary to the text which is primarily explaining its many obscurities. The author describes the physical state of the manuscript and its history then continues with a biography of Dee and his scryers and some background to Renaissance occult philosophy. Further chapters address the arguments that the manuscript represents a conscious fraud or a cryptographical exercise and describe the magical system and instruments evolved during the communications or 'Actions'. The last, fascinating chapter examines Dee's motives for believing so strongly in the truth of the Actions and suggests that a principal motive was the conviction, not held by Dee alone, that a new age was about to dawn upon earth.

Title Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Volume 2 Part 1
Author John Aubrey
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2015-09-05
Category History
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781316018095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This three-volume compilation by the Oxford antiquary John Walker (1770-1831) consists mainly of manuscripts from the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean Museum, but is significant because it contains the biographical notes on the 'lives of eminent men' furnished by John Aubrey (1626-97) to Anthony ... Wood, who was at the time compiling his Athenae Oxonienses. Aubrey's subsequently famous Brief Lives were published for the first time in this 1813 work, and, although described as the fourth appendix to it, in fact comprise slightly less than half of the second volume and the entirety of the third. Volume 2, Part 1 contains letters to and from the librarian and antiquary Thomas Hearne, as well as two accounts of Hearne's travels, on foot to Whaddon Hall in Buckinghamshire in 1716, and on horseback to Reading and Silchester in 1714, and the first fifty (organised alphabetically from Aiton to Fletcher) of Aubrey's 'lives'.