The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Published by
R.R. & C.C. Wright, American
Written by
Wheatley, Phillis, American, 1753 - 1784
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Date
1909
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions
H x W: 7 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/2 in. (19.1 × 14 × 1.3 cm)
Title
Book owned by the Dennis family
Description
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].
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
books
Topic
Communication
Families
Literature
Poetry
U.S. History, 1865-1921
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591f522b9-a74b-4666-9cad-e84023a60163
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