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The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Margaret Willes

Label
The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
Title
The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Willes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn vividly reveal in their diaries and correspondence the world of Restoration England. Now Margaret Willes uses the analogy of a cabinet of curiosities to provide a detailed account not only of the two friends but also of their times. Pepys was down to earth and realistic, while Evelyn was a genteel aesthete, but, brought together by their work to help distressed sailors, they developed a long and close friendship. This was enriched by their mutual interest in all aspects of science, in travel and exploration at a time when the known world was rapidly expanding, and their love of books. Above all, they shared an inexhaustible curiosity. Both were on personal terms with the King and his ministers, and leading figures of the scientific, artistic and mercantile communities, so that they provide a very personal portrait of a friendship sustained through a time of war, catastrophe and revolution."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willes, Margaret
Dewey number
941.06092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA447.P4
LC item number
W62 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pepys, Samuel
  • Evelyn, John
  • Evelyn, John
  • Pepys, Samuel
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Cabinet officers
  • Diarists
  • Cabinet officers
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Diarists
  • Friendship
  • Great Britain
Label
The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Margaret Willes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 myself a little the more in pleasure' -- Take nobody's word for it -- Pleasure above all things -- Hortulan affairs -- Exotic extravagances -- The affection which we have to books -- Epilogue: and so to bed -- Appendix: the true domestick intelligence
Control code
ocn973807837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300221398
Lccn
2017010612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973807837
Label
The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Margaret Willes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 myself a little the more in pleasure' -- Take nobody's word for it -- Pleasure above all things -- Hortulan affairs -- Exotic extravagances -- The affection which we have to books -- Epilogue: and so to bed -- Appendix: the true domestick intelligence
Control code
ocn973807837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300221398
Lccn
2017010612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973807837

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