Vols. I-VIII The Diary, Vol. IX Pepysiana, Vol. X Index
10 vols. (complete).
First Edition 1893-1899
London George Bell & Sons.
This is the first printing of the complete diary. Blue cloth with decorative gilt tooling on spine, gilt tops and green endpapers. The volumes include etched frontispieces with numerous plates.The text was transcribed from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright M.A., late Fellow and President of the College.The collection includes Lord Braybrooke's Notes Vol. I-VIII with Index and Supplementary Volume Pepysiana or Additional Notes on the Particulars of Pepys's Life and on some Passages in the Diary with Appendixes. All of the volumes approach NEAR FINE condition. They are clean and bright with sharp tips and virtually no wear. This is remarkable and RARE for this nearly 120 year old set of first editions.