London: Jones and Co., 1822. First Edition Thus. 8vo. 522 pp. Hand-colored engraved additional pictorial title and 6 hand-colored plates after W. Heath. Bound by Worsfold of London in full tan calf with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering to spine; gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; AEG. A near fine copy (rubbing along joints). Item #18368
Frances Burney (1752 – 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and after her marriage as Madame d'Arblay, was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. First published anonymously in 1778 as "Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", Fanny's first book was admired for its comic view of wealthy English society, and for its realistic portrayal of working-class London dialects, and is known today as a satire. - wiki.