Hartford, Conn: Park Publishing Co., 1882. 18 engraved plates (2 steel, 16 wood). Original cloth over boards. Octavo. [i-iii], iv-xx, [xxi-xxii], (13)-518 pages. Very good. Bound in rust colored cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped boards. Skillfully rebacked retaining original spine and endpapers. A handsome copy.
Frederick Douglass's third, final, and most complete autobiography. His earlier books were published prior to the Civil War, while still technically a fugitive slave, and therefore still careful about revealing certain information. Here Douglass includes much more on his early life as a slave and his escape. Likewise, this is his only autobiography to cover the Civil War and its aftermath, including his relations with Presidents Lincoln and Garfield.
This is a second printing of the first edition, as identified by the extensive list of points in "The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series 2, Vol. 3, Book 1."