The Curious World Of Samuel Pepys And John Evelyn

Author: Margaret Willes
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300221398
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Introduction: curiouser and curiouser -- 'The world do not grow old at all' -- Two worlds -- The decade of the diaries -- Prodigious revolutions -- 'Even private families are ... the best of governments' -- Private lives -- 'I do indulge ...

Samuel Pepys And His Books

Author: Kate Loveman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198732686
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Uses Pepys's surviving papers to examine reading practices, book collecting, and the exchange of information in the late 17th century.

Particular Friends

Author: Samuel Pepys
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Incorporated
ISBN: 9780851156903
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Pepys and Evelyn first came to know each other during the Second Dutch War (1664-7) when, while the Plague decimated the London they both loved, they were preoccupied with the business of sick and wounded seamen.

Traces Of Vermeer

Author: Jane Jelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198789726
Size: 50.72 MB
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The few traces Vermeer has left behind tell us little: there are no letters or diaries; and no reports of him at work. Jane Jelley has taken a new path in this detective story.

The Invention Of Improvement

Author: Paul Slack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199645914
Size: 51.93 MB
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It made them different from everyone else. The Invention of Improvement explains how this culture of improvement came about.

Reading Matters

Author: Margaret Willes
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This book examines how people acquired and read books from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the personal relationships between readers and the volumes they owned.

John Aubrey My Own Life

Author: Ruth Scurr
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681370433
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Here are Aubrey’s intricate drawings of Stonehenge and the ancient Avebury stones; Aubrey on Charles I’s execution (“On this day, the King was executed.

Samuel Pepys

Author: Margarette Lincoln
ISBN: 9780500518144
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This book, published to coincide with a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, centres on Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), the famous diarist and the greatest administrator of ...


Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474600521
Size: 55.96 MB
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In this exhilarating new biography - the first in decades - James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion by a natural talent; the rake-on-the-make in London, ...