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Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England by  Samuel (H.A. Treble Ed.) Pepys - Signed First Edition - 1690 - from Rickaro Books Ltd (SKU: 045010)

Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England

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Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England

by Pepys, Samuel (H.A. Treble Ed.)

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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London: Printed for Ben. Griffin, and are to be sold by Sam. Keble at the Great Turks-Head in Fleet-street over against Fetter-Lane, 1690. A nice copy in original dark-brown speckled calf-covered boards with decorative blind border-rule. Includes portrait Recently recornered and re-spined relaying the original burgundy lettering piece. Four raised bands on spine. 4pp 214pp, 18pp.; signatures [A]2, B-M8, N-Q4, R8, S4; [1] folded leaf, portrait and table. Bookseller's ticket at head of front paste-down: 'Sold by R. Beckley | Bookseller | 29 Mary-lebone St | Piccadilly'. With frontispiece portrait ([A]1v) signed 'G: Kneller pinx: R: White sculp'; [White, Robert, 1645-1703, engraver. Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723, artist.] Title-page in red and black. Running title: Memoires touching the Royal Navy. Divisional title-page on sig. N1r (p.177): A List and State of the Royal Navy. Includes a folding table with heading: A General State of Account, Relating to the 400000. l, per Ann. payable out of the Exchequer to the Treasurer of the Navy, for answering Mr. Pepys’s Proposition .Written after his retirement from the navy, this copy has a number of manuscript corrections in his hand or under his direction. With Index at end. Slight edge-browning. Crisp, clean and tight. ESTC R18773. This was the only book written by Pepys to be published in his lifetime, and forms a defence of his administration of the Navy from 1679 until his dismissal from office following the Revolution in 1688. Interestingly the bookseller whose label is inserted, died in 1833, The Annual Register states; "In Piccadilly, aged 37 paralysis brought on by drinking immoderate quantities of brandy Mr Richard Beckley, Bookseller". Overall a good and interesting copy of an elusive and desirable book. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Calf Leather.

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Bookseller
Rickaro Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
045010
Title
Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England
Author
Pepys, Samuel (H.A. Treble Ed.)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Ben. Griffin, and are to be sold by Sam. Keble at the Great Turks-Head in Fleet-street over against Fetter-Lane
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1690
Keywords
Pepys Samuel Diary Navy History Charles II Restoration Military
Bookseller catalogs
Military and Military History;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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About Rickaro Books Ltd

At Rickaro Books, we have over 30 years experience in bookselling and customer care. We have a retail shop located in the historic town of Horbury and whilst we sell online, we always welcome visitors to the shop.We specialise in T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) but also carry a wide range of other titles across the fields of military, local history and first edition fiction. if you are seeking for a particular title, we are happy to assist and are always interested in purchasing good, collectable books.

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12mo
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crisp
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raised band(s)
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First Edition
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tight
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calf
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A.N.
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