New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First Edition. Early account of the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia, founded in 1868 to provide education to freedmen. Published a year before Booker T. Washington graduated from the Institute, in 1875. WORK, p.418. Octavo (21.5cm); emerald green cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and covers; 255pp. with folding frontispiece plate, 15 illustrations, and sheet music in text. Light wear to spine ends and extremities, corners gently bumped (though still sharp), with mild dust-soil to covers; contents clean, with hinges sound; Very Good+.
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