This hardcover book is covered in a green, waved pattern. The front cover has two gold leaf design-detailed bands which are placed close to the top and bottom edge of the front cover. In the center of the front cover is an oval-shaped portrait of Phillis Wheatley seated at a desk with parchment in her left hand. The portrait is encircled by a gold leaf ribbon. Above and below the portrait are lines of gold script. The first line reads [The Poems of]. The second line reads [Phillis Wheatley].
H x W (image with title): 9 3/4 × 7 1/8 in. (24.8 × 18.1 cm)
H x W (image): 9 1/8 × 6 1/8 in. (23.2 × 15.6 cm)
H x W (sheet): 15 × 11 1/4 in. (38.1 × 28.6 cm)
1946; printed 1989
Black and white linocut featuring Phillis Wheatley. Wheatley is in the foreground of the image with three women behind her. Wheatley is depicted in her well-known portrait pose, seated at a desk and writing on paper with a quill. Wheatley is facing to the right and holding the quill in her left hand. Her other hand is resting against her cheek. The three women in the background are standing, barefoot, and chained together. The title is handwritten in graphite below the image and the work is signed. The reverse is blank.