Item #140943462 The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education. Henry Davenport Northrop, Joseph R. Gay, I. Garland Penn.
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education
The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education

The College of Life or Practical Self-Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race Forming an Educational Emancipator and a Guide to Success Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race as an Incentive and Inspiration to the Rising Generation including Afro-American Progress Illustrated[,] The Whole Embracing Business, Social, Domestic, Historical and Religious Education

Cincinnati: W.H. Ferguson Company, [1896].

First edition. 720 pp. Bound in publisher's blue cloth stamped in black, blue, and gilt. Very Good, front board stained, creased spine panel, cloth at head repaired, worn tips, back board scratched, thumb smudges to text. Binding sturdy. Rare.

An illustrated late-19th century self-help and educational guide for African Americans. Begins with biographies of famous Black men and women entitled "Afro-American Progress Illustrated" followed by a series of instructional chapters on everything from writing letters, verse, Biblical stories, etiquette, sports, book-keeping, recipes, how to exercise, how to buy a house, "sensible rules for love-making," and how to be a model husband or wife. Clearly this thick compendium aimed to be the one book any fin de siecle African American reader could not do without. Item #140943462

Price: $2,000.00