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19th Century 10 Volume Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys

9.5″ x 6.5″ | Samuel Pepys | 19th Century | 10 Volume | Hardcover Books | Full Set | American | Limited Edition | Dodd, Mead & Company Publishing

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  • 9.5″ x 6.5″ | Samuel Pepys | 19th Century | 10 Volume | Hardcover Books | Full Set | American | Limited Edition | Dodd, Mead & Company Publishing

    A 10 volume full set of hardcover books that are titled Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F.R.S. from his Ms. Cypher in the Pepysian Library, with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Deciphered, with additional notes by Reverend Mynors Bright, M.A., President and Senior Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

    Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and member of parliament who is now the most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief of Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.

    The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was the first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plaque of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

  • Weight

    50lb.

    Height

    9.5"

    Width

    6.5"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    50lb.

    Height

    9.5"

    Width

    6.5"

    Depth

    2"

    Artist / Maker

    Samuel Pepys

    Date

    19th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts

    Origin

    American

    Size

    S (up to 14 in.)

    Title

    Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys