Evelina, or, a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World. Frances Burney, Fanny.

Evelina, or, a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World

London: Printed for A.K. Newman and Co., [at the Minerva Press], 1815. First Minerva Press printing of Burney’s novel originally published in 1778. Scarce with three copies located on Worldcat as of February 2021.

8vo. 2 vols., [i], [v]-xii, [1]-228pp.; [1], [1]-254pp. McLeod, pg. 387. Blakey, pg. 250. Not in Grau (but see I.A-25 for later 1829 Minerva printing).
Very good with some staining to contents, minor foxing, few errant ink marks, dog eared pages with a few torn at the fold, bound without half-titles, in contemporary gilt stamped leather with some loss the spines, and pleasant nineteenth century bookplate in both volumes, nevertheless a pleasing copy. Item #215

Price: $350.00