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Lot #311
Samuel Pepys

Scarce twice-signed 1667 document by the immensely important diarist

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Scarce twice-signed 1667 document by the immensely important diarist

British civil servant (1633–1703) best remembered as the author of a nine-year, multi-volume diary, one of the essential documents of 17th century British history and literature. Manuscript DS, signed twice, “S. Pepys,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 11.75, April 27, 1667. Document regarding the Navy’s purchase of “severall sorts of timber under:mentioned…Longe straight Oake timber…Longe compass Oak timber…Elm and Beech…All the said timber to be good sound, merchantable and fitt for his Ma’ys service.” Signed in the left margin by Pepys, and signed again at the conclusion. Countersigned by three other officials. Fragile intersecting folds, toning along the edges, and a few unobtrusive stains, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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