The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. [Three Volumes (of Four)]

The writings and biography of a highly-distinguished nineteenth century black American

First three (of four and a later supplement) volumes of the extensive writings of Frederick Douglass with pithy and explanatory footnotes and a full-length biography of Frederick Douglass by the editor, Philip S. Foner. Foner dedicates the first volume, thus, hinting at the Civil Rights Era to come of the 1950s and 1960s: “To the Negro people of the United States in gratitude for the great heritage they have bestowed upon America, and in the knowledge that the principles and leadership of Frederick Douglass which served them in their struggles for liberation in the nineteenth century will inspire them and all progressive Americans in the struggle for full freedom and equality for the Negro people.” Each volume inscribed by Foner to a single individual.

Description: The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. [Three Volumes (of Four)]

New York: International Publishers, [1950–1952]. First Editions. Portrait frontispieces, 448; 576; 448 pages. Small, stout 8vos. Three Volumes. Each volume Inscribed and Signed by the Editor. Publisher’s dark blue cloth, without dust jackets. Volume One with slight puckering to cloth; faint dampstaining within, else very good. Volume Two with slight tidelines to endpapers and front and back matter, else very good. Volume Three with a very trifling of dampstaining, else very good.