Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 1,875
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Wheatley, Phillis (c. 1753-1784)
"Recollection, to Miss A__ M__, Humbly Inscribed by the Authoress," as printed in The London Magazine.

London: Printed for R. Baldwin, March 1772.

Octavo, woodcut illustration of London to title, this section of the Magazine consists of pages 101-148, and is illustrated with two engravings and one folding piece of music; with Wheatley's piece published with a short biographical introduction of the poet in the "Poetical Essays" section on page 134, and preceded by a few lines of introduction written by the poet herself to the poem's recipient; Wheatley is referred to only by her first name; disbound, removed from a bound volume; 8 1/4 x 5 in.

This is the first printed edition of "Recollection," Wheatley's fourth published poem, and the first time her work was published in a magazine. Previously, her poetry only saw print in broadside, pamphlet, and newspaper form. Her book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published in London in 1773.