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The Diary of John Evelyn: Now first printed in full from the manuscripts belonging to Mr. John Evelyn and edited by E. S. de Beer. 6 volumes.

John Evelyn. E. S. de Beer.

Verlag: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2000, 2000
ISBN 10: 0198118112 / ISBN 13: 9780198118114
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Titel: The Diary of John Evelyn: Now first printed ...

Verlag: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2000

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Hardcover


Reprint. Hardback. 6 vols. A fine set in very good, slightly used and marked dust jackets. Please be aware that this set is heavy and therefore extra postage will be requested. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A156155

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Inhaltsangabe: The Diary of John Evelyn (1620-1706) is one of the principal literary sources for life and manners in the English seventeenth century. Evelyn was one of an influential group of men which included Wren, Pepys and Boyle; a founding member of the Royal Society, he was also a friend of Charles II, a Commissioner for sick seamen and prisoners of war during the Dutch Wars, a prime mover behind Chelsea and Greenwich Hospitals, and a prolific author who wrote about architecture, art, arboriculture, fashion, and pollution. In his Diary he recorded the events and experiences of his long and remarkable life; there are also extensive references to his family, including his poignant recollections of the children who predeceased him. This edition has been based on the only comprehensive and accurate transcription, by E.S. de Beer, published by Oxford University Press in 1955, but the text has been reworked into individual years and months while retaining the original spelling and grammar throughout. GUY DE LA BÉDOYERE holds degrees in history and archaeology from the Universities of Durham and London.

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