About this item
Dark green textured flexible boards; decorative gilt print on spine; rounded corners.
All edges and are worn; bottom corner to front has open tear approx. 1cm across; other corners have slight damage; bottom edges and spine ends bumped. Green colour has faded from top of text block.
Slight breaks down spine at title page and rear free end paper but still sound; a few light foxing marks to end papers; front free end paper has an owner's inscription dated 1970 on front, and on the back a second inscription dated Christmas 1941; pages clean.
Samuel Pepys was born in 1633 and died in 1703. He held posts with the Admiralty, where he proved himself brilliant and reliable. His diary was included in the library which he bequeathed to Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was first deciphered in 1819. It begins on 1st January, 1660, and is unique no less for Pepys's self-revelation, than for its graphic picture of social life at the time of the Restoration.
Several illustrations of paintings from The Rischgitz Studios throughout the book
- Pepys, Samuel
- Good ++
- Flexible stiff boards
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