Phillis Wheatley

Poems on Various Subjects

originally published:
London : Printed for A. Bell, Bookseller, Aldgate; and sold by Messrs. Cox and Berry, King-Street, Boston

We offered this copy of the first edition, bound in contemporary full calf, in our Catalog 131.


  • First Book(1773)
  • Blockson101(1773)

reference info

bio notes:
died: 12/5/1784
born as: Phillis Wheatley

The first black woman poet and, after Anne Bradstreet, the second woman poet of note in the United States. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature