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John Aubrey and his friends

Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: London : Hogarth, 1988.
Series: Lives and letters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Newly revisedView all editions and formats
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"John Aubrey FRS, (12 March 1626 ? 7 June 1697) was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the collection of short biographical pieces usually referred to as Brief Lives. He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded (often for the first time) numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Aubrey; John Aubrey; John Aubrey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Powell
ISBN: 070120785X 9780701207854
OCLC Number: 23769769
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Lives and letters.
Responsibility: Anthony Powell.

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"John Aubrey FRS, (12 March 1626 ? 7 June 1697) was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the collection of short biographical pieces usually referred to as Brief Lives. He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded (often for the first time) numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of the Avebury henge monument. The Aubrey holes at Stonehenge are named after him, although there is considerable doubt as to whether the holes that he observed are those that currently bear the name. He was also a pioneer folklorist, collecting together a miscellany of material on customs, traditions and beliefs under the title "Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme". He set out to compile county histories of both Wiltshire and Surrey, although both projects remained unfinished. His "Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum" (also unfinished) was the first attempt to compile a full-length study of English place-names. He had wider interests in applied mathematics and astronomy, and was friendly with many of the greatest scientists of the day."--Wikipedia.

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