1971-1983 The Diary of Samuel Pepys
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was an English politician, bibliophile and author. He kept a diary for ten years between 1660 and 1669 which chronicles life during the English Restoration, and as well as Pepys' personal and day-to-day life, it documents important events such as the Great Plague of London, the Great Fire of London and the Second Dutch War. It was first published in the nineteenth century.
These eleven volumes comprise the entirety of Pepys' diary, and include a companion volume and an index volume. Each volume is complete with a dust wrapper, with the dust wrappers of volumes I-III being unclipped and the remainder clipped.
Volumes I through IX each span one year of the diary, with X being the companion and XI an index.
Each volume of the diary contains maps of London to the rear, as well as a frontispiece.
Volume I, the sixth UK impression published in 1979, contains eleven plates.
Volume II, the sixth UK impression published in 1979, contains three plates and a folding plate to the rear.
Volume III, the sixth UK impression published in 1979, contains five plates.
Volume IV, a first edition published in 1971, contains five plates.
Volume V, a first edition published in 1971, contains five plates.
Volume VI, a first edition published in 1972, contains six plates and a folding plate.
Volume VII, a second impression published in 1974, contains seven plates.
Volume VIII, a first edition published in 1974, contains six plates.
Volume IX, a first edition published in 1976, contains seven plates.
In the publisher's original full cloth binding, with the dust wrappers of volumes I-III being unclipped and the remainder clipped. Externally very smart, with just a little bumping and general wear. Dust wrappers are generally in excellent condition, with volumes IV and V a little more sunned than earlier and later volumes, and both slightly chipped to the head of the spine. Ownership insciption to the front endpaper of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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