Pepys's Diary Author:Edited by J. P. Kenyon There have been many abridgements of Pepys's Diary, but most of them have been intended to give a picture of the man and his social environment; his pleasures and amusements. I have retained some of those passages which give a unique glimpse of the daily life of 17th-century London; but the main purpose of this edition is to show Pepys as the gr... more »eat administrator he was, how he met the problems that beset the Royal Navy in his day, and how he solved a few of them. Any such edition must owe a great deal to Sir Arthur Bryant's biography of Pepys, especially the first volume, "Samuel Pepys: The Man in the Making," to Lord Tedder's "The Navy of the Restoration," and J. R. Tanner's "Samuel Pepys and the Royal Navy."
No jacket, not sure if it had one. Been through two libraries and is in much better shape than a new book would have been after only a year! Maroon cloth covers. Yellowing some.« less