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BURNEY, Fanny (1752-1840). and D'ARBLAY FAMILY - Album of twenty-six autograph letters and documents related to Fanny Burney and her husband, Alexandre D'Arblay, including Fanny Burney's correspondence with royalty and some military records of D'Arblay.

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$12,349 - US$18,524
Price realised:  n. a.
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Album of twenty-six autograph letters and documents related to Fanny Burney and her husband, Alexandre D'Arblay, including Fanny Burney's correspondence with royalty and some military records of D'Arblay.
Letters and documents varying in size, bound in an album, 4to (265 x 210). Comprehensive index and titles with brief description written in blue ink by the late 19th-century compiler. Green half morocco, gilt edges. Condition : some letters and documents formerly mounted now loose, the text block detached from spine and covers yet itself intact, minor spotting to mounts. Provenance : John Gribbel (his bookplate to front pastedown); Phillips New York, with Stonehill, October 1982, lot 703. Twenty-six of the original thirty items listed in the index (three of the missing items included in this sale as separate lots) comprising, in order: an autograph note signed “C.” from queen charlotte to Mme. D’Arblay, 9 February 1813; autograph note signed “Augusta” from princess augusta to Mme. D’Arblay, 6 November 1827; autograph letter signed from princess elizabeth to Mme. D’Arblay, 20 July 1829; two autograph notes signed “Mary” from princess mary to Mme. D’Arblay, n.d. and 27 May [n.y.]; autograph note signed with initials, 28 September [n.y.], and autograph letter signed “Sophy”, 11 October [n.y.], from princess sophia to Mme. D’Arblay; autograph note signed “E. Schwellenberg” from juliana elizabeth schwellenberg [first keeper of the robes to Queen Charlotte] to Mme. D’Arblay, The queens house : 1 July 1796; autograph letter signed “GMA Port” from georgiana mary ann port to Fanny Burney, Windsor: 5 September 1785; autograph letter signed from georgiana m. waddington (née Port) to alexander d’arblay , 20 April 1815; engraved portrait of Mrs. Thrale by Freeman after the portrait by Joshua Reynolds; engraving of the Marquis de la Fayette with his wife and daughters in prison, with annotations by Mme. D’Arblay; autograph letter signed from gaspare pacchierotti to Fanny Burney, 19 October [n.y.]; autograph letter signed “ArthYoung” from arthur young to Mrs. Barret [Fanny Burney’s niece], 12 June 1819; autograph letter signed “WWilberforce” from william wilberforce to Mrs. Broom, 16 November 1829; autograph letter signed “CWesley” from charles wesley, jr. to Miss Francis, 6 October 1829; commission of captain pierre piochard d’arblay signed “Louis” by louis xv and countersigned “M Devoyer Dargenson” by marc pierre devoyer, comte d’argenson , 1743; an order for the transfer of m. d’arblay , signed “Louis” by louis xv and countersigned “R devoyer” by r.l. devoyer , 1757; “Declaration d’Alexandre d’Arblay francais etabli à Juniper-hill - Surry” , signed “Alexandre d’Arblay” and “WmBurrell” by sir william burrell , 18 January 1793, with an engraved portrait of General D’Arblay; autograph letter from the french war office to General D’Arblay, in French, February 1802; a passport issued to General D’Arblay, 27 March 1815, with official red wax seal intact; an autograph letter signed “Durand de Premoul” from m. de premoul to “Mon General”, General D’Arblay, 8 May 1815; autograph note from the duc de luxembourg to General D’Arblay, 28 August 1814; a densely written autograph letter, mostly in verse, from General D’Arblay to Mrs. Waddington (née Port), [n.d.]; two autograph letters from mme. de stael to count louis de narbonne , Monday 27 [n.d.] and 3 October (?) [n.d.]; autograph letter from the princess d’hénin to Fanny Burney’s sister, mrs. phillips , in French, 4 September (?) 1796; two autograph letters signed “ lally tollendal ” and initialled by the princess d’hénin on the same sheet, in French, 1819; autograph letter signed “Lafayette” from Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, the marquis de lafayette to General D’Arblay, 16 October 1797; engraving of Charles Burney [Fanny Burney’s brother] by F. Bartolozzi after the painting by Joshua Reynolds published 1 April 1784. An extraordinary collection commemorating the lives of Fanny Burney and Alexandre D’Arblay, possibly assembled for the collector John Gribbel.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: The Paula Peyraud Collection: Samuel Johnson and Women Writers in Georgian Society
Date of the auction: 6 May 2009
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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