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    Sale 2408 | Lot 248
    Price Realized: $500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2408 Lot 248

      (EDUCATION.) [PATRICK REASON.] Account of the Free African School in the City of New York. [printed in] The New York Magazine or Literary Repository for May 1793. [257] 320 pages. 8vo, later marbled wrappers. Copper engraved view of the 'Falls of Schuylkill, three Miles from Philadelphia." New York: Thomas and James Swords, 1793

      Estimate $400 - 600

      A long and detailed description of the African School is followed by a list of the nine commissioners of the institution. The article states how well the school has been doing and stresses the need for funding. Patrick Reason (1816-1898) was the engraver that produced the frontispiece portrait of Phillis Wheatley for the 1773 edition of her "Poems on Various Subjects' which was copied for a number of subsequent editions as well. Reason was also the artist and engraver of the picture of the African School that appeared in the 1828 Freedom's Journal. The School was founded in 1787 by the New York Manumission Society.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $500