SOLD - Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II, With a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. - Samuel Pepys 1848 - Henry Colburn, London - Third Edition, Considerably Enlarged A finely bound five volumes edition of probably the most famous diary in the English language, illustrated throughout with full page plates and a folding historical map of London.

‘The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London - Pepys provides a definitive eyewitness account. As well as recording public and historical events, Pepys paints a vivid picture of his personal life, from his socialising and amorous entanglements, to his theatre-going and his work at the Navy Board. Unequalled for its frankness, high spirits and sharp observations, the diary is both a literary masterpiece and a marvellous portrait of seventeenth-century life’.
  Reference: British Library. Penguin Classics.

Five octavo volumes (binding size 20x13cm), pp. [2] xli [1] 388 [2]; [6] 450 [2]; [6] 440 [2]; [6] 511 [3]; [6] 561 [3].
  Bound by Morrell in three-quarter tan calf over matching cloth, spines with decorated and ruled in gilt with twin russet morocco labels lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fine in near fine bindings with light rubbing to one or two spines.   Ref: 109608   Price: HK$ 7,500