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A Diary of the Great Warr A Second Diary of the Great Warr A Last Diary of the Great Warr

By Samuel Pepys, Junior [Robert Massie Freeman] [Robert Augustus Bennett]

1917-1919

Printed for John Lane at The Bodley Head : London

7.5" by 5"

[5pp] 316pp; [8pp] 304pp [4pp Publisher's adverts]; [8pp] 308pp [2pp Author's adverts]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A charming and humorous diary of the First World War, written in the style of the notable diarist Samuel Pepys and complete in three volumes.

Samuel Pepys's diary was written between the years 1660 and 1669, and is regarded as one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. Renowned for not only detailing major events in the seventeenth century, Pepys also incorporated in great detail the daily events of his life and other personal details, a mix that this three volume set successfully imitates. This text was written by Robert Massie Freeman and Robert Augustus Bennett under the pseudonym 'Samuel Pepys, Junior'. Collated, complete with 'Effigies' engraved 'at large' upon copper to each volume, and featuring a coloured frontispiece to 'A Last Diary of the Great Warr'. A mix edition set. Featuring publisher's and author's advertisements to the rear of 'A Second Diary of the Great Warr' and 'A Last Diary of the Great Warr'.

CONDITION

In a uniform quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Gilt title to the spine, 'Diary of the Great Warr', with blind stamped title to 'A Second Diary of the Great Warr', and 'A Last Diary of the Great Warr'. Slight marking to boards. Very slight creasing to lower extremity of front board 'Diary of the Great Warr'. Featuring a tipped in prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally generally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages slightly age toned to edges, and clean with the odd spot. Scattered spotting to first and last few pages, 'A Second Diary of the Great Warr'. Small loss to fore-edge, page 223/4 and 267/8, 'Diary of the Great Warr'. Ink inscription to half title page of 'A Second Diary of the Great Warr', dated 'Nov 1917'

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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