Clarentine, a Novel

Philadelphia, (PA): M. Carey & Son, 1818. First American edition (first published London, 1796, in three volumes). 12mo. 2 volumes: 264; 250 pp. Sarah Harriet Burney (1770-1844), the youngest daughter of Charles Burney and half-sister of Fanny Burney, published a half-dozen works of fiction;
Clarentine, "read by the king and queen, was well received" (DNB). American Imprints 43490. This first American edition is scarce (OCLC locates nine copies). Lacking blank rear end leaves in volume one, small chip at the foot of the spine of volume two, browning through the text, but an attractive copy. Original red quarter-leather and boards (rubbed, several signatures in volume two a bit pulled). (#5266). Item #58184

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