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.

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.

Gainsborough

Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474600521
Size: 77.72 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, ...

A Shakespearean Botanical

Author: Margaret Willes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781851244379
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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 ...

The Invention Of The Restaurant

Author: Rebecca L. Spang
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780674000643
Size: 80.50 MB
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Traces the origins of the restaurant to eighteenth-century France, describing how Parisians invented the art of eating out, and in the process, changed their own social life and that of the world.

Collecting The World

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

The King S Assassin

Author: Benjamin Woolley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1760555703
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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.