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The Diary of John Evelyn

The Diary of John Evelyn
With an Introduction and Notes
3 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108078825

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  • The Stuart writer and gardener John Evelyn (1620–1706), whose two-volume Sylva is also reissued in this series, kept a diary from the age of eleven, and in the 1680s began to compile this memoir from his records. It was first published in 1818 in an edition by the antiquarian William Bray; this three-volume version of 1906 was edited by Austin Dobson (1840–1921), the author and poet who also wrote the volume on Henry Fielding in the 'English Men of Letters' series, among many other literary biographies. In an extensive preface, Dobson explains his reasons for revisiting a work which had already received much editorial attention, and his introduction gives a short biography of its author. The work begins with Evelyn's own memoir of his early life: regular entries commence in 1637, when he was a student at Oxford, and conclude a few weeks before his death in 1706.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108078825
    • length: 1474 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.86kg
    • contains: 58 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introduction
    The diary, 1620–46
    Appendix 1. Volume 2: The diary, 1647–76
    Appendices 2-6. Volume 3: The diary, 1677–1706
    Appendix 7
    General index.

  • Author

    John Evelyn

    Editor

    Austin Dobson

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