Memoirs, illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn ... comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters ... The whole now first published, from the original MSS. In two volumes. Edited by William Bray. John Evelyn.
Memoirs, illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn ... comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters ... The whole now first published, from the original MSS. In two volumes. Edited by William Bray.
Memoirs, illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn ... comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters ... The whole now first published, from the original MSS. In two volumes. Edited by William Bray.

Memoirs, illustrative of the life and writings of John Evelyn ... comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters ... The whole now first published, from the original MSS. In two volumes. Edited by William Bray.

London: printed for Henry Colburn, and sold by John and Arthur Arch, 1818. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, 8 engraved plates (2 folding), folding table; recent half tan calf antique over marbled boards, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine; shadow of tape stain on front free endpaper, some limpness from damp in margin of frontispiece portrait, occasional foxing and spotting, especially on the last couple of leaves of vol. I, and in the margins of a couple of the plates; textblock otherwise very good and the binding overall is fine. John Evelyn (1620-1706) the author of Sylva and miscellaneous other writings, is best remembered today for his famous Diary which was not published for over a hundred years after his death. It covers most of the major events of his life, describing his travels abroad, his contemporaries, and his public and domestic concerns, and is an invaluable source for the study of the 17th century. Evelyn's Diary is often compared with that of his contemporary, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), whose Diary also appeared more than 100 years after his death, in 1825. Keynes 132; Sterling 354. Item #45020

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