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BURNEY, Fanny (1752--1840)
Camilla: or, a picture of youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia. In five volumes. ...
London: printed for T. Payne; and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1796.
5 vols ; 17.4 cm. (8º)
I: xlviii, 390, [2] p.
II: [4], 432 p.
III: [4], 468 p.
IV: [4], 432 p.
V: [4], 556 p.

'The author of Evelina and Cecilia' = Frances d'Arblay, Fanny Burney. This is Fanny Burney's third novel and the only one in Soane's library. The list of subscribers in vol. I, nearly thirty pages long, contains a glittering array of names of leading social figures, bluestockings and women writers including the as yet unknown 'Miss J. Austen, Steverton', and the work was a great commercial success. Publisher's advertisement on the final leaf of vol. I. ESTC n64129.

Binding Early C19th tree calf, gilt double-ruled spines, black morocco spine-labels. Payment of 9s. 2d. to Edward Lawrence for binding, 1802. (Spiers Box. Binding).

Reference Number 4686


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