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Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S.Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his Familiar Letters. In Two Volumes

by William Bray


1705-6, and a selection of his Familiar Letters. In Two Volumes., 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of John Evelyn in need ofa rebind. An invaluable insight into the seventeenth century. To which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas, whilst His Majesty was in Scotland, 1641, and at other times during the Civil War; Also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Ambassador to the Court of France, in the time of King Charles I. and the Usurpation. Complete in Two Volumes. Witheleven plates and a Pedigree of the Evelyn Family. Second Edition. William Bray, d. 1832, was an English antiquary. Bray's last major literary labour, in collaboration with William Upcott, was Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn. . . His transcription of Evelyn's diary was immediately popular -ODNB. John Evelyn, 1620-1706, was an English writer and diarist. Evelyn has now come to be recognized as a scholar and participant in the reception of the new science of the seventeenth century. Over a period of more than half a century his voluminous correspondence reflected and extended the social and scientific interchange of his time -ODNB. Condition: In a half calf and marbled paper binding. Externally, rubbed, with loss to the backstrip and paper-covered boards of volume one. There are gilt library reference numbers to the spines. The boards of volume one are detached. The front board of volume two is detached and the rear held by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound, with light foxing and marks to the margins and plates. The title page and frontis of each volume are detached. The last page of volume one is detached withthe board. The first and last few pages of each volume aredetached or becoming detached. There are one or twosmall light marginal tidemarks to some plates. With Worcester library lending bookplates to the front pastedowns. Overall: FAIR witha very good interior. In need of a sympathetic rebinding and priced accordingly..

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  • Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S.Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his Familiar Letters. In Two Volumes by William Bray
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 015853
  • Title: Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S.Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his Familiar Letters. In Two Volumes
  • Author: William Bray
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: 1705-6, and a selection of his Familiar Letters. In Two Volumes.
  • Date published: 1819

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