“Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. And James II. Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B. From the original short-hand MS. In the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from his Private Correspondence”. Complete in five volumes, in original green cloth-covered boards. Frontispiece to each, and one or two other plates to each volume (Volume IV has, correctly, only a frontispiece). Condition: The volumes vary from fair to good. Front board of Volume I only just holding. Spine strips generally chipped and worn. Boards very bumped and worn, and with some staining. Morocco labels all still present, but two rubbed and curling away from spine. Internally: facsimile of Pepys’s shorthand in Volume I whole and unmarked, but split along one fold- all other plates as called for and undamaged.
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