New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm); terra-cotta cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and covers; 255pp. with folding frontispiece plate, 15 illustrations, and musical notation in text. A clean, firm copy in original publisher's cloth; Very Good+.
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.