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 ...

Traces Of Vermeer

Author: Jane Jelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198789726
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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
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It made them different from everyone else. The Invention of Improvement explains how this culture of improvement came about.

A Shakespearean Botanical

Author: Margaret Willes
ISBN: 9781851244379
Size: 10.41 MB
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Exquisitely illustrated with unique hand-painted engravings from the Bodleian Library's copy of John Gerard's herbal of 1597, this book marries the beauty of Shakespeare's lines with charming contemporary renderings of the plants he ...


Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474600521
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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, ...

Collecting The World

Author: James Delbourgo
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 9780674737334
Size: 48.26 MB
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Introduction: The original Sloane Ranger -- Part One.

The King S Assassin

Author: Benjamin Woolley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1760555703
Size: 66.15 MB
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Combining vivid characterization and a strong narrative with historical scholarship and forensic investigation, Woolley tells the story of King James’s death, and of the captivating figure at its centre.

John Evelyn

Author: Gillian Darley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300112276
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"This new biography ... is the first to make full use of Evelyn's huge unpublished archive deposited at the British Library in 1995.