Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 328

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) WHEATLEY, PHILLIS. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston, in New England. [ix], 10-84 pp, plus 2 page table of contents at rear. 12mo, contemporary full sheep with red morocco spine label; front hinge cracked, but sound; small chip above the label, paper evenly toned; early ownership signatures on front and rear end-papers. Enclosed in a specially made half black morocco slipcase. Walpole, New Hampshire: Thomas & Thomas, 1802

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very scarce There were three 18th-century American printings of Phillis Wheatley's "Poems:" Philadelphia, 1786, Philadelphia, 1789, and Albany, 1793. The present edition is the fourth American edition and the first to be published in the 19th century. See William H. Robinson's Phillis Wheatley, A Bio-Bibliography, Boston, (1981).