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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, M.A. F.R.S. Clerk of the acts and secretary to the admiralty. Transcribed from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge by the Rev. Mynors Bright M.A. Late Fellow and President of the College. With Lord Braybrooke's notes. Edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley F.S.A.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1893 - 10 volumes, octavo (209 × 137 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun in dark blue half crushed morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, blue cloth boards, blue endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines uniformly faded to grey, an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece to each volume and further illustrations throughout. A handsomely bound set of Pepys's diary. 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.
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