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The Shorter Pepys: Selected and Edited by Robert Latham.
Author: Pepys, Samuel [Robert Lathan and William Matthews, eds.]
Reference #: 1510
Status: For Sale
List Price: $40.00
Bell & Hyman, London, 1985. Royal octavo in green cloth with gilt spine titles and publisher’s device on front boards. Pp. [l] + 1,096; Chronological Summary; list of Principal Persons; Glossary; Maps and Genealogical Tables; suggested Further Reading and Index. Previous owner name in fine pen of front free endpaper, Else Fine in like dustwrapper.
This selection is taken from the new and complete transcription of these editors published by Bell & Hyman in 11 volumes over the years 1970-1983. Combining the references, notes, charts and other aids prepared for the full set, this selection makes the highpoints of the Diary available to a wider audience, and certainly to an audience with a limited budget. This ‘first-hand account’ of life in London in the 1660s includes reference to the Great Fire, the Plague and the Dutch War, apart from the details of his own day-to-day activities.
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