Lot 176

[Jacobs (Harriet Ann)] & Child (L. Maria, editor)

The Deeper Wrong; or Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, FIRST EDITION, slight staining, publisher’s cloth, rubbed and frayed, [Sabin 7722], W. Tweedie, 1862; Pierre-Quint (Leon) Marcel Proust Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre, LIMITED EDITION, copy n. 1024 of 1045, facsimile letter tipped in, original printed wrapper, spine bleached, Simon Kra, Paris, 1925; Beckett (Samuel) Molloy Malone Dies the Unnamable, original green wrapper, stained and rubbed, The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959; with 2 others, v.s. (5)

*** First English edition of the first slave narrative written by a woman. Long regarded as fiction by many, and even attributed to Lydia Maria Child by some, recent evidence has proven the writing to be by Harriet Ann Jacobs, an ex-slave.

Estimate: £200-£300