Memoir of Phillis Wheatley, A Native African and A Slave

Boston: Geo. W. Light, 1834. Second Edition. Hardcover. Blue textured paper boards with printed paper label on fron cover, plain spine. Lithographed frontis portrait of Wheatley (marked Pendleton's Lithog"y Boston) with yellow tissue guard. 36 pp. VG, frontis is tenderly attached, offsetting of final printed page onto rear free endpaper. Cover corners are sharp and crisp, label exhibits some wear and whole cover demonstrates the faint 1/4 oval indentation of something having been placerd upon the book. Overall a very nice copy of a book usually found tattered and missing parts. All original. Item #173852

first edition of a very scarce book Published the same year that George W. Light issued the 1834 edition of Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, edited by Margaret Matilda Odell, a descendant of Wheatley's. Light was a clever businessman, and recognized a good thing. He published a second edition of Wheatley in 1835. Worldcat locates 38 copies located by Worldcat. Checklist Amer. imprints; 27072; Sabin; 95218.

OCLC: 3985760

Price: $4,750.00 save 10% $4,275.00

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