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PEPYS, Samuel (1633 - 1703)

Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F. R. S.

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Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II and James II. With a life and commentary by Richard Lord Braybrooke. London : Henry Colburn, 1854. Fourth edition. Four volumes, octavo, full polished calf, edges a little rubbed, a few light stains, spines in compartments with raised bands and gilt ornamentation, dual contrasting morocco title labels, marbled edges and endpapers, contemporary ownership inscription of William Taylor to title pages, engraved frontispieces and plates, tear to one folding plate in the first volume, internally clean.

A handsome set of the fourth edition of the published diary of the English writer.

‘The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.’ – Wikipedia

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