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Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1901 - Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Frontispiece portrait with printed signature of Washington. Classic turn-of-the-century autobiography, a testament to the virtues of hard work and unrelenting effort, by the successor to Frederick Douglass as the foremost American black leader of his time. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This copy of his best known book is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "Booker T. Washington/April 22, 1901." Signed First Editions of this classic of African-American history are quite uncommon. Owner name in pencil above the author's signature and also on the front pastedown. Mild rubbing to the spine edges and tips. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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