Item #278 Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. . . . Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6 . . . to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas . . John Evelyn.
Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. . . . Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6 . . . to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas . . .
Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. . . . Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6 . . . to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas . . .

Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. . . . Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6 . . . to which is subjoined The Private Correspondence between King Charles I and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas . . .

London: Henry Colburn, 1818. First edition. First edition, the Abel Berland copy (Christies, 10/9/2001). The second most celebrated English diarist, Evelyn’s Diary remained unpublished until 1818, when editor William Bray obtained permission from Evelyn’s family to publish a small portion thereof in the instant two volumes. The diary covers a tumultuous period of regicide, revolution, fire, and plague in London and England.

4to. 2vols. (3 parts in 2 vols.). ix, [2], x-xxiii, [1], 620pp.; [4], viii, 366pp., [2], 335pp., [1]; with half-titles, errata, three engraved portraits, six engraved plates (including three folding plates).
Very good in late 19th-century half russia, spines gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, some wear to joints beginning to separate, Dd3 in vol. II part II torn and repaired, prior owner bookplates including Berland’s. Item #278

Price: $675.00

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