New York: Doubleday, Page, & Co., 1901. First printing. Black and white frontispiece photograph. Cloth over boards. Octavo. x, 330 pages. Near fine. Bound in maroon ribbed cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles, top edge gilt. Faint scattered foxing to endpapers, minor extremity rubs and shallow bumps. Hinges sound. A bright copy, better than often seen.
Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in Franklin County, Virginia--the illegitimate son of a white man and a black woman.
Washington graduated from the Hampton Institute, founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, and travelled and lectured extensively. His autobiography is very detailed throughout, covering his childhood memories, his struggles as a student, his presidency at Tuskegee, and the pride of his race.
BLOCKSON, COLLECTOR'S CHOICE #51.