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MEMOIRS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN EVELYN, Esq. F.R.S. Author of the Sylva, &c. Comprising his Diary from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters. To which is subjoined , The Private Correspondence between King Charles I. and his Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas......The whole now first published, from the original Mss
Henry Colburn. London.,1818. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 4to. (11.9 x 9.4 inches). Extra illustrated with 3 engravings by J. Coney of; Wotton Church, Surry; Interior of Wotton Church, Surry; and A view of the Burial place of the Evelyn Family, in Wotton Church. All 3 plates dated December 1818. Complete with 9 publishers plates, as listed, some folding, including 5 portraits, 3 views and a pedigree of the Evelyn family. Aside from some minor foxing, mostly the margins, to the plates (which also show some very light offsetting to the opposite leaves), this is a very bright, clean, tight set. Finely bound in contemporary bindings, by J. Taylor Seton of Edinburgh, of full brown calf. Rebacked with the original spines laid down. Raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Twin red labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled and blind decorative borders. Original endpapers with small green bookbinders ticket in top corner of front paste-downs. Edges and corners a bit bumped and rubbed but still a very attractive pair of early bindings on this very bright copy.:
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