Pepys. Diary.

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Pepys. Diary.

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Pepys, Samuel. 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. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke. Two volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1825. First edition. Quarto (12” x 9 1/2”, 305mm x 240mm). Bound in (mid-nineteenth century) half midnight-blue morocco with gilt rules over blue buckram by Birdsall & Son, Northampton (stamped on lower edges of verso of first free end-paper in both vols.). On the spine, five raised gilt-ornamented bands with gilt-bracket borders. Panels double-gilt ruled with gilt fleuron corners and gilt fleuron centerpieces. Single-gilt rule at head, double-gilt rule at tail. Publication and date between single-gilt rules at tail. Title in second panel between double-gilt rules, number in fourth panel between double-gilt rules. Gilt stripes (alternating solid and dashed) on head- and tail-pieces. Top-edge gilt. Generally a very fresh copy. This copy comes from the library of William Hillier, 4th Earl of Onslow (bookplates on the first free end-paper of each volume).

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