An Attractive Copy of Douglass's Post-Civil War Biography
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written By Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time...
Notes: Life and Times is Douglass's third autobiography, following his Narrative (1845) and My Bondage, My Freedom (1855). This version of the autobiography, first published in 1881, describes Douglass's life and work after the Civil War and his encounters with Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Garfield.
With an appendix printing two speeches by Douglass, one given at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument (1876) and another on the end of slavery in the West Indies (1880). Introduction by George Ruffin.
There are at least three different editions of this 1882 version of the autobiography, with page counts of 516, 564, and this 618-page version, with a plate of Lincoln opposite p. 598 and the last chapter called "Retrospection" (it is untitled in some versions). This version also lists co-publishers in Chicago, Cleveland, and San Francisco.
618 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Douglass with a tissue guard.
Edition + Condition: A near fine copy, only slightly dimmed at the spine.
Publication: Hartford, CT: Park Publishing, 1882.
Item No: #362499