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Fanny Burney's Evelina, 1791  

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Evelina, or The History of a Young Girl's Entrance into the World

[Burney, Frances]


W. Lowndes



2 volumes. [2], viii, 233 + 3 ad; [2], 259 + 1 ad pp. Engraved frontispieces in both volumes, engraved vignettes on title pages. (12mo) 17.3x10.4 cm (6¾x4¼") period tree calf tooled in gilt on spine.

Burney’s well-regarded, Georgian-era epistolary novel was first published in 1778 much to the delight of many of her contemporaries including Johnson, Burke, Reynolds and Sheridan (Oxford Companion to English Literature, 1990). Often considered the first major novel by a female English author, Armorial bookplates of George Beadwell with ownership statement on front blanks and title pages "37th Reg. Bengal Army, 18th Nov. 1847 / Calcutta".

Lot Amendments

Spine labels excised with a remnant corner on Volume II, rubbing to edges and corners; some tender hinges, a few creases and repairs

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