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Image for THE MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF JOHN EVELYN, ESQ. F.R.S. AUTHOR OF SYLVA, OR, A DISCOURSE OF FOREST TREES; MEMOIRS, & C. NOW FIRST COLLECTED, WITH OCCASIONAL NOTES

THE MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF JOHN EVELYN, ESQ. F.R.S. AUTHOR OF SYLVA, OR, A DISCOURSE OF FOREST TREES; MEMOIRS, & C. NOW FIRST COLLECTED, WITH OCCASIONAL NOTES

By: John Evelyn; William Upcott

Price: $141.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn,: 1825

Seller ID: 36845

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; xxvi, 849 pages; 10 x 13", Herbs -- England -- 18th century. Botany. 4 plates. Covers detached. William Upcott was an English librarian and antiquary. Born in Oxfordshire, he was the illegitimate son of Ozias Humphry by Delly Wickens, daughter of an Oxford shopkeeper, called Upcott from the maiden name of Humphry's mother. His father bequeathed to him his miniatures, pictures, drawings, and engravings, as well as correspondence with many leading figures. Upcott was initially a bookseller, at first an assistant of Robert Harding Evans of Pall Mall, and then of John Wrigh... View more info