The Writings of John Evelyn
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435 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

2 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Writings of John Evelyn

by John Evelyn and Guy de la Bedoyere

Edited by Guy de la Bedoyere

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First modern collection of Evelyn's works; includes Sylva and Kalendarium Hortense.
Today John Evelyn is known almost exclusively for his Diary, the remarkable record of his life at the centre of English social and political life in the seventeenth century; his other literary works have received scant attention. The Writings of John Evelyn is the first serious attempt to make a selection of his works available for modern scrutiny. It covers as representative a range as possible of Evelyn's books and tracts, from the first edition of his work on arboriculture, Sylva (1664), and his invective on London's pollution, Fumifugium (1661), which has acquired a new relevance, to his memorial to his son Richard, The Golden Book of St John of Chrysostom(1659). Also included are political tracts and his comic account of England under the Commonwealth, A Character of England (1656).
The editor has written a full introduction to Evelyn's literary career,and each piece is accompanied by an individual introduction and extensive footnotes.
Guy de la Bédoyère gained his Masters Degree from London University.

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9780851156316

August 1995

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Title Details

435 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

2 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press