Philenia [aka: Sarah Wentworth Morton] (1759-1846) Ouabi: or the Virtues of Nature. An Indian Tale in Four Cantos.
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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.
[A](4) B-F(4) G2.
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