Edited by Richard Barber. This most intriguing book is a mixture of gossip, biography, political commentary, and a window into early modern England. Aubrey [1626-97] collected brief histories of people, including William Shakespeare, John Milton, Sir Philip Sydney, William de Vere the Earl of Oxford, George Herbert, Sir Christopher Wren, and many more - 92 in all. The editor has added helpful historical summaries and inserted notes to explain lost words. This gorgeous Folio Society edition is bound in beige and dark green cloth, in a black slip case. 329 pgs. 1999 printing. As new. USED.