Lot 87: Burney (Fanny) Camilla, 5 vol., Doheny copy, 1796.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: [Burney (Fanny)] Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth, 5 vol., first edition, vol. 1 with list of subscribers and advertisement leaf at end, I1 of vol.3 defective at lower inner margin with loss of one letter to catchword, N1 in vol.3 and Q2 in vol.5 torn without loss, a few other marginal tears and defects, a little browned, vol.5 with small stain to fore-edge of title and following few leaves, engraved bookplate of G.H.Walker Heneage, Estelle Doheny copy with her small gilt leather book-label to front free endpapers (causing light staining to following leaf), contemporary tree calf, red morocco labels (not quite uniform), joints cracked, spine ends of vol.5 chipped (repaired at head), 12mo, T.Payne, 1796. ⁂ Jane Austen, Sir Joseph Banks, Edmund Burke, Sir William Chambers, Warren Hastings, Nevil Maskelyne, Hannah More, Mrs Piozzi and Humphry Repton all appear in the list of subscribers. Austen refers to Camilla in Northanger Abbey.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History