WHEATLEY, Phyllis (1753-1784). Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. London: A. Bell, 1773. 8° (174 x 110mm). With the attestation leaf. (Lacks the frontispiece, marginal browning to title and last leaf, occasional light marginal soiling and light spotting.) Contemporary sheep, spine titled in gilt (rebacked, corners rubbed, front free endpaper detached). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED BY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN. Wheatley was tutored in the household of John Wheatley, where she was a slave after coming to Boston from Senegal in 1761. On a trip to England in 1773 she was taken into the circle of the Countess of Huntington and arrangements were made for the publication of her Poems. Brawley 31; Sabin 10316; Wegelin 432.