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Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II, comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, ..., and a Selection from his Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke
London: Henry Colburn, 1825., 1825. First Edition. 2 volumes, 4to.; pp. xlii, 498, [2], xlix, [3]; 311, [1]. Contemporary half dark calf with green title label, gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers, speckled edges. With engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I, and twelve further engraved portraits and illustrations. Some generally light foxing; inner joints starting; respined at some earlier time with original spines laid back on. Binding rubbed and bumped, markings to boards. Several light pencil annotations to margins. Neat owner's name (Rushbrooke) to first blanks. One blank removed to end of vol.I. The first translation, published here for the first time 150 years after the author's death, painstakingly deciphered from Pepys own coded text. Very good indeed.
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