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Evelyn, John 1620-1706

Works: 1,355 works in 3,776 publications in 3 languages and 47,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Personal correspondence  Business correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor
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Kalendarium hortense, or, The gard'ner's almanac, directing what he is to do monthly throughout the year, and what fruits and flowers are in prime by John Evelyn( )

51 editions published between 1673 and 1996 in English and Latin and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particular friends : the correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn by Samuel Pepys( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French gardiner : instructing how to cultivate all sorts of fruit-trees and herbs for the garden : together with directions to dry, and conserve them in their natural by Nicolas de Bonnefons( )

46 editions published between 1658 and 1983 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of John Evelyn by John Evelyn( Book )

131 editions published between 1651 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes overshadowed by his friend and contemporary Samuel Pepys, Evelyn is the other great English diarist. His great interest is that he was privy to all the great men and events in his very long life and as a valued administrator he was also involved with many serious projects, such as combatting plague
The life of Mrs. Godolphin by John Evelyn( Book )

62 editions published between 1847 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Evelyn (1620-1706), a founder member of the Royal Society, was a horticulturalist and author, best remembered for his diaries. Throughout his prolific writings he exhibits a strong distaste for the corruption of life at court. The beautiful and pious Margaret Godolphin (1652-78), a courtier more than thirty years Evelyn's junior, with whom he struck up an intense friendship in 1672, was maid of honour in the household of Queen Catherine, wife of King Charles II. To Evelyn she represented the antithesis of the corruption he despised. Written as 'a record of her perfections' following her death in childbirth, this hagiographic biography reflects the extent of Evelyn's devotion. Left among his unrevised manuscripts, it was not published until 1847, nearly two centuries after its composition. Edited by the bishop and orator Samuel Wilberforce (1805-73), the work includes helpful notes and genealogical tables that elucidate the text
Acetaria; a discourse of sallets by John Evelyn( Book )

37 editions published between 1699 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compleat gard'ner by Jean de La Quintinie( )

38 editions published between 1693 and 1982 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary by John Evelyn( Book )

19 editions published between 1907 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalendarium hortense, or, The gard'ners almanac : directing what he is to do monethly throughout the year : and what fruits and flowers are in prime by John Evelyn( )

16 editions published between 1666 and 1986 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A character of England : as it was lately presented in a letter to a noble man of France by John Evelyn( )

28 editions published between 1659 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This criticism of the English character, written in the form of a translation from the French, prompted the anonymous animadversion "Gallus Castratus, An answer to a slanderous pamphlet called The character of England." Evelyn in turn replied in the third edition of A character of England in: "A letter in vindication of this character, against the sordid reproaches of Gallus Castratus": (p. [3-9]) cf. Dictionary of national biography; William Upcott, ed. The miscellaneous writings of John Evelyn
Instructions concerning erecting of a library : presented to My Lord the President de Mesme by Gabriel Naudé( Book )

17 editions published between 1661 and 1966 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions by John Evelyn( )

22 editions published between 1664 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fumifugium, or, The inconveniencie of the aer and smoak of London dissipated : together with some remedies humbly proposed by John Evelyn( )

10 editions published between 1661 and 1980 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyrannus, or, the mode : in a discourse of sumptuary lawes by John Evelyn( )

13 editions published between 1661 and 1976 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the three late, famous impostors, viz. Padre Ottomano, Mahomed Bei and Sabatai Sevi : the one, pretended son and heir to the late Grand Signior, the other, a prince of the Ottoman family, but in truth, a Valachian counterfeit, and the last, the suppos'd Messiah of the Jews, in the year of the true Messiah, 1666 : with a brief account of the ground and occasion of the present war between the Turk and the Venetian : together with the cause of the final extirpation, destruction and exile of the Jews out of the Empire of Persia by John Evelyn( )

11 editions published between 1669 and 1962 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The epistle dedicatory" signed: J.E. Attributed to John Evelyn. Cf. BM. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12102375. (stc) Wing E3490. (stc) Arber's Term cat. I 9. (stc) Keynes, G. John Evelyn 89. (vid) 54134. (DLPS) A38790.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Ottomano, -- Padre, -- b. 1641?. Mehmet Bey. Shabbethai Tzevi, -- 1626-1676. Jews -- Iran. Venice (Italy) -- History -- Turkish Wars, 17th century
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Particular friends : the correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
The diary of John EvelynTransformations of love : the friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret GodolphinThe diary of John EvelynJohn Evelyn and his milieuJohn Evelyn : living for ingenuityThe life of Mrs. Godolphin
Alternative Names
E, I. 1620-1706

E., I. (Iohn Evelyn), 1620-1706

E., J. 1620-1706

E., J. (John Evelyn), 1620-1706

Evelyn, Iohn 1620-1706

Evelyn J.

Evelyn J. 1620-1706

Evelyn, Johann 1620-1706

Evelyn, Johannes 1620-1706

Evelyn John

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I. E 1620-1706

I. E (Iohn Evelyn), 1620-1706

Ioannes Evelyn

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J. E (John Evelyn), 1620-1706

John Evelyn

John Evelyn Brits auteur

John Evelyn écrivain britannique

John Evelyn englischer Autor und Gärtner

John Evelyn Escritor, jardinero y autor de un diario

John Evelyn scrittore inglese

John Evelyn writer, gardener and diarist

Phileleutheros 1620-1706

Phileutheros 1620-1706

Philocepos 1620-1706

Джон Ивлин

Ивлин, Джон

Эвелин Д

Эвелин Д. 1620-1706

جون إيفلين

जॉन इवलिन




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