The Diary of Samuel Pepys
The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669
M.A., F.R.S.; Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty
Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A. from the shorthand manuscript in the Ppysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge
by Samuel Pepys
Edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley, F.S.A.
COMPLETE VOL I – VIII
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MAESTRO BOUND IN LEATHER
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Publisher: G. Bell and Sons, London
Samuel Pepys (February 1633 – 26 May 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. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.
His diary, first published in the 19th century, is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period, providing 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. It has never been out of print since its initial publication.
Condition: These trio of books are in very good condition. Hardcover. Maestro bound in blue leather. Covers have signs of shelf wear with some slight rubbing on corners and edges. Hinges are strong inside and out. Endpapers are hand marbled. Spine is magnificent with hand tooled gilt fleuron dentelles. Raised banding. There is some rubbing on the banding. Text block is pristine. Some of the rough cut pages are still uncut. These books are very well taken care of. Top edge gilt. Exquisite.
This book came from the collection of Mabel and H. Hiram Weinberg. They were a wealthy philanthropist couple in Syracuse.
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