EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn...comprising his Diary, from the Years 1641 to 1705-6, and a Selection of his Familiar Letters. Edited by William Bray. London: Henry Colburn, 1818.
3 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (302 x 249 mm). Half-titles, errata, 3 engraved portraits, 6 engraved plates (including 3 folding). (Dd3 in in vol.II part II torn and repaired.) Late 19th-century half russia, spines gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some light wear to joints). FIRST EDITION, THE ABEL BERLAND COPY. Evelyn's Diary, in which he describes his contemporaries and travels on the Continent, is considered an invaluable record of life in the 17th-century.
Estimate $ 400-600
Provenance: Castletown (bookplate); Arthur Otto Price (bookplate); Abel E. Berland (acquired from Seven Gables Bookshop, New York, 5 May 1972, bookplate, his sale Christie's New York, 9 October 2001, lot 210).