The Shorter Pepys Ed. Robert Latham Folio Society 1985


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The Shorter Pepys selected and edited by Robert Latham

This thousand-page book contains one third of the text of Samuel Pepys’s diary, along with maps, a chronology, a glossary of archaic words, and an unusually helpful index. The diary, written in commercial short-hand, spans the 1660s, a decade in which power passed from the Roundheads to Charles II, London was ravaged by plague and then by fire, the English repeatedly fought the Dutch, and Pepys grew to be one of the most important civil servants in the land. A new and complete transcription, edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews.


  • Folio Society First Impression No. 559.5
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1985
  • Navy Blue Cloth Hardback, 1096 pp
  • With Contemporary Portraits and Prints.
  • Size 230 x 155mm, 1.8kg

Condition: Good – Small Bump To Corner of Slipcase, Small Stain To Front Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good Copy

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Weight 1.800 kg


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