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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave : written by himself.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06117 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1845 Pagination: 1 v. : 125 p. ; 17.7 x 11.9 cm. Order a Copy

First edition of Douglass's first autobiography. Contains an engraving of Douglass opposite title page. Published at the anti-slavery office.

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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