Samuel Pepys: The Saviour of the Navy - Arthur BryantCambridge at The University Press, 1947, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a small scuff toward the tail. Pages lightly age-tanned.
4th printing. [First Published: 1938] Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: “An enthralling, thrilling, and at times almost fantastic tale that Mr Bryant has spun out of Pepys’ hitherto unexplored manuscripts, and one that will appeal to the learned and unlearned alike.
These were the words of The Times after the issue of the first two books of Mr Bryant’s life of Samuel Pepys. This present book is the third part; and Pepys’ career was so crowded, vital, and remarkable that Mr Bryant has had no difficulty in living up to that high praise.
He tells here the dramatic story of Pepys’ second Secretaryship to the Admiralty, where by his industry, his care for detail, and his clear-cut principles he made himself supreme. The book includes an account of the great work of the reconstruction of the Navy in urgent haste and against an emergency, and ends with a vivid account of the Revolution of 1688, and Pepys’ final resignation.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 452 pages.