The Diary of Samuel Pepys [The Definitive Historical Critical Edition]. A New and Complete Transcription edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews. [Including a “Companion” and thorough Index].
11 Volumes (complete set). London, Bell & Hyman, 1983. Octavo. More than 3000 pages with an abundance of very interesting illustrations surrounding Samuel Pepys’ Life, portraits and maps of 17th century England etc. Original Hardcover with original dustjackets. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Volume I: The Year 1660 – including an Introduction and a History of Pepys’ Manuscript and its publication between 1660-1899 / The Diary as Literature / The Diary as History / Select List of Persons and Full Glossary / Volume II: The Diary 1661 / Volume III: The Diary 1662 / Volume IV: The Diary 1663 / Volume V: The Diary 1664 / Volume VI: The Diary 1665 / Volume VII: The Diary 1666 / Volume VIII: The Diary 1667 / Volume IX: The Diary 1668-1669 / Volume X: Companion – Compiled and edited bvy Robert Latham / Volume XI: Index including “Principal Index Entries Concerning Pepys”, List of Illustration and Maps / Bibliography //
Images include: Several Photographs of the Diary Manuscript / Elizabeth Pepys / The Coronation of Charles II / Long Bird’s-Eye-View of London from Bankside 1647 after an etching by Wenceslaus Hollar / Edward Mountagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich / Catherine of Braganza / The Royal Exchange, etching by Wenceslaus Hollar / View of London from Arundel House / Sir William Penn / The Battle of Lowestoft / Sir George Carteret / A Bill of Mortality during the Plague / The Fire of London / Bookcase / Bookcases made for Samuel Pepys / Magdalen College, Cambridge, by David Loggan / The King’s Bath, Bath etc. etc.
Maps include: Westminster – Axe Yard and King Street / The Abbey and Houses of Parliament / The City: The Navy Office and Tower Hill / London in the 1660s, West and East //