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, including his connection with the anti-slavery movement; his labors in Great Britain as well as in his won country; his experience in the conduct of an influential newspaper; his connection with the underground railroad; his relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry raid; his recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. colored regiments; his interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; his appointment by Gen. Grant to accompany the Santo Domingo Commission-also to a seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; his appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; also his appointment to be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with many other interesting and important events of his most eventful life; with an introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston
Hartford: Park Publishing Co. 1884. 618p., including illustrations, ownership signature in pencil on free endpaper, front board creased with a break-line across the pastedown, spine worn at ends, signatures starting; later printing of the 1881 edition in greenish-brown decorated cloth and gilt.