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    First American Edition

    Abigail Mott. Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Colour. To Which is Added, a Selection of Pieces in Poetry. New York: Printed and Sold by Mahlon Day, 1826.

    First American edition. Twelvemo. 192 pages.

    Contemporary cloth over paper boards with paper title spine label. Boards noticeably soiled, stained and worn, with most of the original paper covering not present. Spine label partially chipped. Corners worn. Foxing throughout. Minor worming, mostly at the preliminaries. Binding cracked in a few places. A number of leaves with closed tears to the fore-edge. Paper loss and a horizontal separation to page 181-182. A good copy of a rare book.

    "The pieces of poetry are omitted in the English editions" (Sabin 51111).

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