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Evelyn, John (1620-1706). English writer, gardener and diarist.
AUTOGRAPH. The English writer and diarist John Evelyn's signature next to his armorial red wax seal.
March 28, 1704.. 1704.. Very good. - John Evelyn's autograph boldly penned beneath the date "28th March 1704" on 2 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide buff paper. John Evelyn's red wax seal decorated with his coat of arms depicting a Griffin passant above a shield, with another Griffin passant decorating the lower part of the shield. Floral or formal decorations further emanate from the shield. The autograph is mounted on an 11 inch high by 8 inch wide sheet of buff paper. John Evelyn's name is penned on 1-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide vellum mounted on the page above the autograph. An article about John Evelyn's arms, clipped from a journal, is mounted below the autograph and another smaller clipping, this one with a notice about "Evelyn's Diary and Book of Prayers", is mounted at the bottom of the page. Very good. <p>John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. His diaries and memoirs are contemporary with those of Samuel Pepys. Evelyn casts substantial light on the art, culture and political life of the time delving into the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the Great London Fire and the last Great Plague.
Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
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