John Aubrey: Brief Lives with An Apparatus for the Lives of our English Mathematical Writers…

Paperback | April 26, 2015

EditorKate Bennett

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This is the first scholarly edition of Aubrey's Brief Lives since 1898, the first to include the complete text of the three Brief Lives manuscripts (including censored and deleted material, title-pages, antiquarian notes, and the indices), and the first to provide a full general and criticalintroduction and comprehensive commentary. This edition is the first to respect the original arrangement of the Lives in Aubrey's manuscripts. Brief Lives is presented as an antiquarian and collaborative text, containing the autograph papers of biographical subjects, the annotations of those among whom the manuscripts circulated, and waxseals. As well as 25 facsimile pages, there are over 160 images, reproducing for the first time all Aubrey's horoscopes, pedigrees, coats of arms, and topographical sketches as they are found in the manuscripts. The text respects the mise-en-page of the manuscript and its status as an incomplete andheavily revised work-in-progress while presenting an edited, rather than a diplomatic, text. The commentary presents extensive new research on manuscript sources including much material not previously known to be Aubrey's or associated with him. It also reflects the state of current scholarship. Each life is introduced by a headnote placing the life in context. This gives the dates andsequence of composition and an account of Aubrey's relationship with the biographical subject, the circulation of knowledge of that subject in Aubrey's circle, and a full account of Aubrey's notes on the subject of the life in other manuscripts and correspondence. Aubrey's biographical informantsalso have a long note, as do uncompleted or missing Lives.

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This is the first scholarly edition of Aubrey's Brief Lives since 1898, the first to include the complete text of the three Brief Lives manuscripts (including censored and deleted material, title-pages, antiquarian notes, and the indices), and the first to provide a full general and criticalintroduction and comprehensive commentary. Th...

Kate Bennett had a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford, and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship; she was then Fellow in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Following a maternity break, she was a research fellow at New College, Oxford, and is now a Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1897 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:April 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199689539

ISBN - 13:9780199689538

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Table of Contents

Index of the Lives in Volume IIndex of Biographical Commentaries and Headnotes in Volume IGeneral Introduction1. Philosophical and Heartie Entertainment2. Aubrey's Prety Collections3. Collaborative Writing4. Aubrey and WoodTextual Introduction1. The Making of Brief Lives2. The Excised Lives3. The Earlier Editions4. The Present EditionTextual ConventionsBrief Lives, Volume IBrief Lives, Volume IIBrief Lives, Volume IIIAn Apparatus for the Lives of our English Mathematical Writers