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John Dee's Diary, Catalogue of Manuscripts and Selected Letters
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date April 26, 2013
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781108050562
ISBN-10 1108050565
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Dee (1527-1608), popularly remembered as an alchemist and spiritualist, was an enthusiastic scholar specialising in mathematics and astronomy, and collected manuscripts, early printed books and scientific instruments. Despite meeting Elizabeth I in person, he never progressed in the Church, and died in poverty. The four selections from his writings reissued here show Dee painstakingly listing his books before a journey to Europe, and appealing to the Queen for help when, after a catastrophic burglary at his library and the destruction of his laboratory equipment, his pay also failed to arrive. J. O. Halliwell (1842) reproduces the full text of Dee's diaries with an index; James Crossley (1851) transcribes Dee's appeals to the Queen; Bailey's book (1880), of which only 20 copies were printed, contains a full commentary on the last five years of the diaries; and M. R. James (1920) researches the fate of Dee's books over the centuries.

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With John Eglington Bailey, John Dee, James Crossley (other contributor), James Orchard Halliwell (other contributor) | from Cambridge Univ Pr (April 26, 2013)
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About: John Dee (1527-1608), popularly remembered as an alchemist and spiritualist, was an enthusiastic scholar specialising in mathematics and astronomy, and collected manuscripts, early printed books and scientific instruments.

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