Poems on various subjects, religious and moral / by Phillis Wheatley, negro servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New England.

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PML 77263
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784.
London : Printed for A. Bell, bookseller, Aldgate ; and sold by Messrs. Cox and Berry, King-street, Boston, 1773.
v, [4], 10-124, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 19 cm.
Bequest of Tessie Jones, 1975.

1st issue. P. 121, stanza IX ends with a comma; p. 122, stanza XII, line 2 has no comma.
Signatures: [A]4 B-Q4.
Gatherings B-N have horizontal chain lines; gatherings [A], O-Q have vertical.
Includes dedication, pref., letter by John Wheatley, and statement signed by Thomas Hutc[h]inson et al.; advertisement, p. [128], concludes with a citation to the Gospel of Luke.
Author's signature on verso of t.p.

Sprinkled calf, rebacked, in PML case.
Inscriptions: Sarah Barton, Charles Deane, with 3 p. of ms. notes by Deane on front endpapers. From the collection of Tessie Jones.