Hard Cover. London: George Bell and Sons, 1893. Very Good.
Limited edition of 250 copies printed on large paper. Ten volumes. Finely bound in three-quarter green morocco and light green cloth ruled in gilt, four raised bands to spines, compartments decorated with floral design in gilt, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. A very good set, sunning to spines and some rubbing and light soiling to boards, all hinges shaken and rear hinge on Vol. IX starting at spine head, Vols. III and V with repairs to front hinges. Overall an attractive set, beautifully bound and with clean interiors. Originally written in code from 1659 to 1669, The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most informative pieces of writing from the English Restoration period. The author's firsthand accounts of major historical events like the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the Second Dutch War provide details that were integral in piecing together the events of the period. Pepys, a member of the English Parliament and a naval administrator, remains most well-known for his meticulously-kept diary. Please note that this item may require additional shipping charges.