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Lot 83: [Pepys (Samuel)] Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England, first edition, 1690.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: [Pepys (Samuel)] Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy in England, first edition, second issue with Griffin-Keble imprint, title in red and black, engraved frontispiece portrait, folding letterpress table, small hole to inner margin of portrait frame, internal closed tear to table, title strengthened and repaired along margins, occasional ink notes or corrections in an early hand, bookplate, contemporary speckled calf, later gilt lettering to spine, light rubbing to joints, [Pforzheimer 793; Wing P-1449], 8vo, for Ben Griffin, and are to be sold by Sam. Keble, 1690. ⁂ Provenance: Books from the stock of the late Robert Clark, Bloomsbury Auctions 12th June, 2003; The Library of William Foyle, Christies 11th July 2000 (morocco book label to pastedown).

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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