1927 Beautiful Bayntun Binding - The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669 illustrated by Ernest Shepard.
Author: PEPYS, Samuel; SHEPARD, Ernest H.(illustrator).
Title: Everybody's Pepys. The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669 Abridged from the Complete Copyright Text and Edited by O. F. Morshead with 60 Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Publisher: London: G. Bell and Sons, 1927. First edition, third printing illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5 ".
Pages: xxiii-570 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun in blue morocco leather, title in gilt on spine, raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt fillets with ship design in gilt, double-ruled frames to boards, beautiful marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 60 wonderful Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 1000)
The book: Attractive and very beautiful edition of Pepys' Diary with the wonderful illustrations by Shepard.
- The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was 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 Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.
The illustrator: Ernest Howard Shepard OBE, MC (10 December 1879 – 24 March 1976) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is known especially for illustrations of the anthropomorphic animal and soft toy characters in The Wind in the Willows and Winnie-the-Pooh.
The author: Samuel Pepys PRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English diarist and naval administrator. He served as administrator of the Navy of England and Member of Parliament and is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a young man. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and his talent for administration. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy.
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