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MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S. SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY IN THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II. AND JAMES II. COMPRISING HIS DIARY...[WITH]: THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S...INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF HIS VOYAGE TO TANGIER
London.: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley., 1828. ...SEVEN VOLUME SET COMPLETE, 5 VOL. OF THE "MEMOIRS" + 2 VOL. OF "THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE"... "MEMOIRS" set is second edition, edited by Richard Lord Braybrooke, "From 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B. from the Original Short-Hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from His Private Correspondence."... "THE LIFE, JOURNALS, AND CORRESPONDENCE" set is first edition, published in 1841, also "Deciphered from the Short-Hand Mss. in the Bodleian Library, by the Rev. John Smith, A.M."... All volumes rebound utilizing the original polished calf leather which is laid down over the new boards, give a good character to the bindings... Raised spine bands, red and green leather compartment labels on spine have gilt lettering, AEG, gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, gilt outlining on covers... Only "Memoirs" are illustrated with 11 plates, 4 of which are folding, and portrait frontispieces in each volume... SCARCE SETS... There is very little foxing and the pages are amazingly clean... Leather is cracked and edges well worn... Overall, these volumes received professional conservation which has given good character to these books... Additional shipping and handling will apply for multiple volumes... . Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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