Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 289

Price Realized: $ 14,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) WHEATLEY, PHILLIS. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, a Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston, New England. Portrait frontispiece by Scipio Morehead. Small 8vo, contemporary full calf with five gilt-highlighted raised bands; board edges gilt; shallow chip to head of spine with some slight worming to the top of the front board, front hinge rubbed, but firm; small engraved bookplate of E. M. Cox on front paste-down; tiny stamp "Bequest of Leonard Kebler to Library of Congress, 1861" on rear paste-down. Enclosed in a custom-made 1/4 morocco slipcase. London: A. Bell, 1773

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the first edition of the first published book of poetry authored by an african-american and the first published book authored by an african-american woman.