New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1901.
First edition, first issue; in the original dust jacket with the "Second Edition" plug at the bottom of the front panel. Bound in publisher's ribbed maroon cloth stamped in gilt, gilt topstain. Very Good with Cloth a little darkened at spine end edges, edge-worn and lightly marked. Boards a bit splayed, contemporary former owner name to front free endpaper and hinge there slightly exposed. Pages toned. In the very scarce dust jacket, of which the extant portions have been laid down on similarly colored paper which replaces most of spine, lower edge of rear panel and flap edges. The famous African American educator, orator, and author's autobiography. Item #140942997