Memoirs Of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary To The Admiralty In The Reigns of Charles II. And James II. Comprising His Dairy 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 Pepsyian Library, And A Selection of His Private Correspondence.; Edited by Lord Braybrooke. Samuel Pepys.

Memoirs Of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary To The Admiralty In The Reigns of Charles II. And James II. Comprising His Dairy 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 Pepsyian Library, And A Selection of His Private Correspondence.; Edited by Lord Braybrooke

London: Henry Colburn, 1825. First edition. leather_bound. 498 [49], 309 pages. 30.5 x 24 cm. Eight engraved portraits, and six plates ( one a facsimile of Pepy's handwriting and short-hand cypher, one double page (folding map,) This dairy, written in a very small hand in six volumes, was included among his books at Magdalene. Pepys wrote it in Shelton's system of tachygraphy published in 1641, which he embellished with foreign languages and by varieties of his own invention. The dairy, never intended for the public [he tells of kicking his cook, blackening his wife's eye and taking bribes] is a compelling witness of the times as well as Restoration politics. Extensive Index to The Dairy. GROLIER 100 P.173. HAZEN (Walpole 1750). Armorial bookplates of George Bramwell Baker, offsetting of plates to text, internally generally clean with some minor toning mostly marginal, raised bands, spine panels gilt decorated, spine labels in red and black printed in gilt, binding firm and tight. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked. Very good in custom very good cloth slipcase. 2 vols. Item #15287

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