Cleveland: Geo. M. Rewell & Co. 1890. 733p., numerous illus. of a nuimber of the biographical subjects of this book, two previous owners' signatures, pebbled brown cloth with decorative panelling in black and titling gilt, and tinted edges. Gilt is quite faded, patchy sizing loss and discoloration upon upper spine and also along one inch of the top front board, wear to spine ends. Sound hinges, undistorted textblock with tint still bright, in general a very good copy. The subscription version of Simmons' work.
Short biographical sketches of 90 prominent African Americans - Douglass, Attucks, Cuffee, Allen, Crummell, Aldridge, Still, Revels and others - with sketches of most of them, by a prominent African American theologian/educator.