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London: T. Payne and Son, T. Cadell, 1782. In Five Volumes. First edition (NCBEL v.2, 971). Contemporary half brown leather, spine decorated in gilt, black and red leather labels, gilt-lettered, and marbled paper boards, all edges gilt. Collation: (a)1 A-M12 N3, A2 a cancel; (A)-L12, K10r the catchword is mis-printed; (A)-P12 Q3; (A)-M12 O8; (A)-Q12 R7, p.159 mis-printed 15. Fanny Burney's second novel, after "Evelina" (1778). Her books were very popular. Jane Austen liked Miss Burney's books for their "...report on emotional and intellectual lives of women" (Honan). She "took the title of her first novel, 'Pride and Prejudice', from the last pages of 'Cecilia', and speaks with admiration of Miss Burney in a remarkable passage in 'Northanger Abbey'" (Leslie Stephen in DNB). Each volume with a leather bookplate, gilt-decorated with a monogram and a Latin motto. Lots of wear, 8 of 10 boards detached, all present; 9 of 10 spine labels remain, 4 with small chips; 4 spines have pieces missing, usually at the ends, the largest being 1 1/2 inches. The text is Very Good.
Title: Cecilia, Or Memoirs of an Heiress.
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Seller ID: burney,frances,mmed'arblay,fannyburney.575london