THE BONDWOMAN'S NARRATIVE by Hannah Crafts.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on 301-page handwritten manuscript sold at auction at the Swann Galleries in New York with a title page that stated "The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, a Fugitive Slave, Recently Escaped from North Carolina," purchased by Gates, and published with his long introduction describing his research into indentifying (with no real sucess) the author of this manuscript, described by Gates and the publishers as "the first known novel written by an African American woman who had been a slave." Several appendices, bibliography. lxxiv, 338 pp. ISBN: 0-446-530085.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.