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    First Edition of Sancho's Letters

    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. xvi, 204; 224 pages. Frontispiece to each volume.

    Later half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Some foxing to frontispieces and title pages. A very good copy.

    Thomas Gainsborough, one of Sancho's supporters and acquaintances, provided the portrait frontispiece of Sancho in Volume I, engraved by Bartolozzi. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Blockson 101, 11. Sabin, 76310.


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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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