New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. Photos and engravings. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, black quarter cloth with copper lettering over copper-tan boards with facsimile of author McFeely's signature, illustrated with frontispiece glossy B&W photo of Douglas and 24 pages of glossies plus 9 mainly full-page B&W wood-engraved images (1 being a map; 7 being reproductions from Life & Times), archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a detail of a photo of Douglas, xiii, [xiv] + 465 pages. Very Fine / Fine. Item #4207
"This is the story of a great American leader, vain, brilliant, arrogant, and brave."--Tracy Kidder
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Bailey; c. February 1818 – 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York.
William S. McFeely is an American historian. former Professor of the Humanities at the University of Georgia; now affiliated with Harvard University. His work has illuminated the struggle for black civil rights after the Civil War. This is "an eloquent and illuminating study"--Tom Wicker.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, bright. The dust jacket has minute traces of wear. No remainder marks.