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Fatherless Fanny

Maria Edgeworth

Published by George Virtue, London
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Fatherless Fanny; or, The Memoirs of a Little Mendicant, and her benefactors. A modern novel By Mrs Edgeworth . FATHERLESS FANNY. Quantity Available: 1 Book Description: James Taylor & Co. 1811, 1811. FIRST EDITION. Engr. front.; some light foxing. 4 vols in 2 in sl. later half calf, raised gilt bands, dark green labels; sl. rubbing. A good-plus copy. Loeber E13. He states that Mrs Edgeworth was a 'fictitious name for author(s) suggesting a spurious linkage to Maria Edgeworth and her family'. Evidence of Maria Edgeworth's distance from the novel is provided in her own refutations in Tales of Fashionable Life (1812). She was moved to request in the fourth volume of the Tales 'that the public will not consider any work under the name of Edgeworth that is not published by Messrs. Johnson & Co.' Subsequent editions of the work are variously attributed to Clara Reeve (who died in 1807), and 'the late Miss Taylor. Edited and enlarged by Sarah Green'. Although Reeve was dead at the time of publication Loeber suggests there is a slight possibility that Fatherless Fanny was based on a later discovered manuscript of Reeve's Castle Connor. However, we believe the famed Maria Edgeworth is the author. a Rare example of early female literature, written by a woman as talented as possibly Jane Austen. In full period mottled calf, gilt extra, one joint cracked, other tight, else vg, note all 8 plates, steel engravings are present, this is probably the 2nd edition after the 1811 1st edition. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 1000355

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Title: Fatherless Fanny

Publisher: George Virtue, London

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Book Type: Private Press

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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