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Philenia [aka: Sarah Wentworth Morton] (1759-1846) Ouabi: or the Virtues of Nature. An Indian Tale in Four Cantos.

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2764B
Lot:
331
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$185$150

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Philenia [aka: Sarah Wentworth Morton] (1759-1846) Ouabi: or the Virtues of Nature. An Indian Tale in Four Cantos. Boston: by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1790.
First edition, of the author's first published work, octavo, lacking the frontispiece, completely uncut, mostly unopened, removed from a bound volume, with vestiges of that operation, and stab sewn before; some foxing, some pages carelessly opened, offsetting from the missing frontis affecting the title, disbound, 9 x 5 3/4 in.
18th century American poet Morton was a Boston native who enjoyed success as a writer and sat for a portrait by Gilbert Stuart.
Estimate $300-500

[A](4) B-F(4) G2.


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Sarah Wentworth Morton, poet, Gilbert Stuart

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