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SANCHO, Ignatius (1729--1780)
[Letters. 1803]
Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African. To which are prefixed, memoirs of his life, by Joseph Jekyll, Esq. M.P. The fifth edition.
London: printed for William Sancho. Wilks and Taylor, printers, 1803.
[4], xvi, 310 p., engr. frontis. port., add. engr. t.-pl., [1] fold. facs. ; 21.4 cm. (8º)

Edited by Frances Crewe. First published in 1782 (q.v.). The facsimile letter is Laurence Sterne's reply to Sancho's letter of July 1766, first published in Sterne's Letters, 1775 (q.v.). The frontispiece portrait is by Francis Bartolozzi after Gainsborough, and the added engraved title-plate vignette (also by Bartolozzi and dated '1802') incorporates the frontispiece medallion from vol. I. of the 1782 edition.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 5s., 13 May 1807. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and hieroglyph on the front free-endpaper and an earlier price 6/ and hieroglyph in ink on the front pastedown.

Binding Early C19th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4598


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