Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2017 Issue

Bedazzled by Burney: Sales of Frances Burney Books, Manuscripts & Images from the Paula Peyraud Collection

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This month, Rare Book Hub guest writer, Maureen E. Mulvihill, has written a useful piece on continuing strong values in Frances Burney (her books, manuscripts, associated visual art). Burney, a popular 18th-century English novelist and diarist, has commanded considerable attention over the last several years, and it's high time, says Mulvihill, that collectors and specialists know more about her. Click here to read the piece!

Posted On: 2017-08-03 04:46
User Name: mairin111

Posting for Susan Levine, Brooklyn, NY:

Hello, all, and thanks much for this interesting and useful article on 'Fanny' Burney. I am a collector of cookbooks, the older the better, but this piece caught my eye, The images amaze me, and I appreciate being educated on the Peyraud Collection, and also who's paying what for which Burney property, and where these (recently-sold) rarities now 'live'. So this article is a big assistance (a real service) to anyone doing work on Burney. I haven't read her, nor Jane Austen, since grad school, but I'm now inspired to take her up anew. Hope to run into some of you folks! Be well, Susan Levine, Brooklyn, NY. (And thank you, Mr McKinney, for the notice on the upcoming Brooklyn Book Fair, I'll be in that throng of book wonks.)


Posted On: 2017-08-06 22:07
User Name: hellerjr

I enjoyed this thorough article by Maureen Mulvihill about the artifacts of Frances Burney. I'm glad that early women writers can now get the appreciation that they deserve. I hope that more colleges and universities will teach the novels of Burney and her cohorts. When I was in graduate school in English literature, I took many courses that did not include any women writers at all. Congratulations to Dr. Mulvihill on this informative article!

Janet Ruth Heller, Ph.D.
website is http://www.janetruthheller.com/


Posted On: 2017-08-14 19:20
User Name: mairin111

Posting for L. McDiarmid, Los Angeles.
One of my medical team, a collector and Rare Book Hub subscriber, pointed me in your direction. Many thanks to Bruce McKinney's Rare Book Hub in 'Frisco for this 'bedazzling' piece on Frances Burney. I especially appreciated the author's background information on Burney's medical issues (her breast cancer surgery). As a survivor of this pernicious, nearly pervasive, disease, which often strikes women in their prime, I was given new information from the author on mastectomies in the 18th century; and I've just heard from a colleague that another woman writer of Burney's time, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, also battled the disease. And before that, the writer Mary Astell. (Three recorded examples in probably a long, long list.) I now have a new subject to investigate, and I am grateful for this historical context. LMcD in L.A.
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  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000

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