Anne Bradstreet (1613-1672)
Several Poems Compiled with
Great Variety of Wit and Learning . . . .
[Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America].
Boston: John Foster, 1678
Rare Book & Special
Purchased from Peter Force, 1867 (177A)
Anne Bradstreet was the first woman poet to be published in colonial
America. Her widely-praised poems, sacred and secular in nature,
were published in London in 1650 and posthumously published in an
expanded compilation in Boston in 1678. Bradstreet's poetry is not
only significant for her breadth of subjects--home and family, nature,
history, philosophy, and religion--but also for her sensitivity
to the prejudices against women's writings. This volume is part
of the Library's extensive American Imprint Collection, books printed
in the United States before 1801.