Ignatius Sancho Bibliography

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African 1782
Posthumously published epistles to society friends including David Garrick, Laurence Sterne and Samuel Johnson. It proved to be a best-seller, with nearly 1,200 subscribers, including the Prime Minister, Lord North. The first edition sold out within six months, and the book was reprinted regularly during the next twenty years. Sancho was born in 1729 on a slave ship in mid-Atlantic and was the first ‘Afro-American’ prose writer published in English.