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    First Edition of Sancho's Letters with Subscribers List

    Ignatius Sancho. Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life. London: J. Nichols, 1782.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes bound in one. lvii, 204; 224 pages. Frontispiece to each volume. Subscribers list.

    Later half calf over marbled boards. Leather title label with gilt letters to spine. Inked name and notations from a nineteenth-century owner to first free endpaper and preliminary pages. Penciled notations on rear free endpaper. Bookplate of recent owner to front pastedown. Some foxing to frontispieces and title pages. Overall, a very good copy.

    Not all copies of the first edition were bound with the subscribers list, which lists over a thousand names, many from the nobility and prominent society. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Blockson 101, 11. Sabin, 76310.


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