MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S. 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, A.B of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence
by PEPYS. SAMUEL. ; Braybrooke. Richard, Lord. Edits
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FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 4to. (11.9 x 9.4 inches).
Volume 1; Half title, frontispiece portrait of Samuel Pepys, xlii; 498pp, xlixpp (index for both volumes). Publishers advert leaf. -- Volume 2 contains 2 sections; The remains of the Diary and the Correspondence. Diary; Half title, frontispiece engraving of Pepys' Library in York Buildings, title-page, 348pp. + correspondence; title, vii,311pp.
Illustrated with 13 full page plates (2 pedigrees, Facsimile of Pepys handwriting, 7 portraits, 1 map, and 2 views.
Aside from some minor foxing, mostly the margins, to the plates (which also show offsetting to the opposite leaves), this is a very bright, clean, tight set. Finely bound in contemporary bindings, by J. Taylor Seton of Edinburgh, of full brown calf. Rebacked with the original spines laid down. Raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Twin red labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled and blind decorative borders. Original endpapers with small green bookbinders ticket in top corner of front paste-downs. Edges and corners a bit bumped and rubbed and half of one raised band missing but still a very attractive pair of early bindings on this very bright copy.
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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 from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence
- PEPYS. SAMUEL. ; Braybrooke. Richard, Lord. Edits
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- Henry Colburn. London. 1825
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