New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2002),
First American Edition, Sixth printing. quarto, cloth and boards in pictorial dust jacket. (xxxiv), (475)pp. Alfred A. Knopf, Item #14456
Although Pepys' diary is a remarkable record of his life, the author presents a unique and original biography illuminating his entire life from his childhood, transforming himself into a royalist, working against the odds to create a modern navy, dangerous years of political and religious conflict, and finally peacefully retiring with his books, music, and friends. With 50 black and white illustrations. Very fine.