The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1904. 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. A good looking set in Edwardian citron half calf with raised bands, gilt centre tools and top edges. A neat ink inscription on the first blank. There is a little loss to the margins of some end papers to long defunct insects who took a fancy to them. A fine edition of this great 17th century diary which provided eyewitness accounts of the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London, his private life and role as naval administrator.