The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669. Abridged from the complete copyright text and edited by O. F. Morshead. With Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.London: G. Bell and Sons, 1959 Stock Code: 148247
First edition, sixteenth impression, in an attractive binding. First published in 1926, Everybody's Pepys was the first in a series of three editions of English author's works illustrated by Shepard; it was followed by Everybody's Boswell (1930) and Everybody's Lamb (1933).
Octavo (183 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun (although unsigned) in late 20th-century blue calf, titles in gilt to red calf spine label, compartment richly tooled in gilt, double gilt fillets to boards, nautical motif in gilt to front board, turn-ins richly gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.
Illustrated title page, 60 full-page illustrations, and 4 maps of London in the 1660s by A. E. Taylor printed in brown, 2 of which are double page.
A fine copy.
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