Rare books by Samuel Pepys, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, and handsome library sets of his Diary.
PEPYS, Samuel. Memoirs.
London : 1825First edition of this key historical record of Restoration London, which remained unprinted for more than 150 years after its original composition. The text was painstakingly deciphered from Pepys's shorthand by a penniless student who did not realise that the manual for the system, Thomas Shelton's Tutor to Tachygraphy (1642), was easily accessible... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 116143
PEPYS, Samuel. The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
London : 1893-99Number 184 of 250 large-paper sets of the first Wheatley edition, "the fullest edition of the diary before the Latham one 1970-83" (ODNB), here in a particularly handsome binding. The detailed private diary kept by Pepys from 1660 until 1669, first published in the early 19th century, is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139249