Boston: George W. Light, 1834.
First edition. 36 (missing one textual leaf) pp. with frontispiece and tissue guard. Apparent original blue cloth underneath plain brown cloth sewn at the spine and affixed under paste downs, small remnant of paper spine label. A Fair copy missing a single textual leaf (pages 29-30), with aforementioned cloth covering over original cloth, bookplate of Sabbath School of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Nantucket, Mass. Frontis and another leaf (pp. 31-32) detached and chipped, the latter missing a little less than a quarter of its original dimensions. Diagonal tears through pp. 11-14. Original endpapers apparently used as paste downs. Foxing, occasional light soiling and staining. Scarce. One of two biographies of the first published female African-American poet, both published by the same publisher in 1834. Contains excerpts of Wheatley's poems as well as a brief early-19th century view of her short life. Item #140937776