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Burney, Fanny (1752-1840) Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
194
Sold for:
$123$100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Burney, Fanny (1752-1840) Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress.
London: for T. Payne and T. Cadell, 1782. First edition, five 12mo volumes bound in uniform full sheepskin, wear to bindings, 6 3/4 x 4 in. (5)
The title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice may have been inspired by a passage at the end of Cecilia, 'remember: if to pride and prejudice you owe your miseries, so wonderfully is good and evil balanced, that to pride and prejudice you will also owe their termination.' Austen was also a subscriber.
Estimate $200-300


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London, Cecilia, Counties of England, Fiction, Film, Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice

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