Washington: The Associated Publishers, Inc., (1948). First printing. Black & white frontispiece, plates. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xii, 378 pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Jacket has a few faint soil smudges.
The first definitive biography of Frederick Douglass. Noted African American scholar Benjamin Quarles objectively treats all phases of Douglass's life in this well researched and footnoted study. Includes a Bibliography, Appendix, and full Index.
This copy is inscribed and signed by Quarles on front free endpaper, at Morgan State University in 1984.
Ref.: Blockson #2858.