The Writings of John Evelyn

The Writings of John Evelyn

John Evelyn

Edited by Guy de la Bedoyere


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Boydell Press



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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August 1995
2 line illustrations
435 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851156316
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC BJ, 1D, 2AB, 3JD
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