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Book Reference: 80035
Author: Radcliffe-Cooke, Charles Wallwyn.
Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Esq. while an undergraduate at Cambridge with Notes and Appendix
Price: 40.00
Year: 1864
Description: 8vo. thin card wrappers, somewhat worn at edges, loss from fore edge corner, lower wrapper lost. The author graduated from Emmanuel in 1864 and became M.P. for West Newington in 1885. The discovery of this juvenile diary in 1863 caused quite a stir, sadly only fragments were found, but what little there is provides an interesting insight into both the University and the, as then, unexperienced diarist. At the end of the book is an unpublished chapter of a sporting novel, which may or may not be by Pepys, but is certainly in his hand. There is also included a Mathematical Tripos paper, endorsed by Pepys, 'Some of the hardest problems in the exam. S. P. '
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