HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED SET OF EVELYN’S DIARY
EVELYN, John. Diary of John Evelyn Esq., F.R.S. London: Bickers and Son, and New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. Four volumes. Octavo, dark blue three-quarter morocco and cloth boards, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $950.
Later edition, handsomely bound by Morrell, with 30 illustrations.
“It is impossible to overrate the interest and value of a diary and correspondence written by such a man as Evelyn, and in such times as those of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, James II, and William III” (Allibone, quoting British Critic). Foldout table of “Pedigree of the Evelyn Family” and a bibliography of Evelyn’s works.