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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, M.A., F.R.S.,
1903 - London - George Bell and Sons, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of The Diary of Samuel Pepys with a portrait of Pepys to frontispiece of of volume one and further engraved plates and illustrations to all volumes. In ten volumes complete, the ninth being the Index and a Supplementary volume Pepysiana. A reprint of the 1893 edition. Illustrations are as follows:To volume I (1902): fiveplates, one of which folds out; volume II (1903): three plates; volume III (1903): two plates; volume IV (1900): four plates; volume V (1900): three plates; volume VI (1900): two plates and a foldout map; volume VII (1900): five plates [one detached but present]; volume VIII: two plates; volume IX (1903): a portrait frontispiece; volume X (1903): four foldout pedigrees, eight plates, four heraldic plates integrated with text and a foldout map of London in the Time of Pepys to rear. [counted, all present]Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright M. A. from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Edited, with additions and a preface by Henry B. Wheatley and with Particulars of the Life of Samuel Pepys to front of first volume. Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, (1633- 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. The detailed private diary 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. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound and smart but with some bumping and wear to extremities, occasional slight rubbing and marks to boards. Three hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with handling marks and odd slight foxing, in particular to first and last pages, adm spotting in places to text block edges. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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