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Remembrances of things worth seeing in Italy given to John Evelyn 25 April 1646 by Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel. Edited with Notes, Introduction, and an Extract from Evelyn's Diary by John Martin Robinson.

HOWARD Thomas 14th Earl of; ARUNDEL  (1987)

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Portrait frontispiece of the Earl of Arundel from a print after Rubens.First Edition. 8vo. 43pp. Quater red morocco, red cloth sides, the front cover stamped in gilt with the coat-of-arms of the Earl of Arundel.[London:] Privately Printed at The Stourton Press for the members of The Roxburghe Club,

This is the first time the Earl of Arundel's Remembrances for John Evelyn have been printed in full, though an inaccurate version was included in Mary Hervey's The Life of Thomas Howard Earl of Arundel (Cambridge, 1921)."Before leaving [Italy, John] Evelyn called on Lord Arundel [in Padua] who advised him what to see on his return journey through North Italy in the form of a set of written 'Remembrances', describing the chief sights in Vicenza, Verona, Milan and Pavia. Such seventeenth-century 'Remembrances' were a common form for [Grand Tour] travellers to exchange information when their paths crossed. The writer would send greetings and instructions to England with someone returning there and also give him advice about palces to visit en route. The Earl of Arundel's 'Remembrances' are the most important document of this type to survive and are among what might be called the incunabula of the records of the English Grand Tour. They are of special value, too, because of the historic significance of both the writer and the recipient." - Introduction.

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