Inscribed first edition of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight.
Octavo, xx, 888pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine. First edition, second printing, with number line ending at “2.” In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, a touch of shelf wear, in near fine condition. Signed by the author on title page: “For Sam: With the greatest respect and admiration, and in the spirit of Douglass – David Blight.”
Author and historian David W. Blight won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History and the Lincoln Prize for this work on Frederick Douglass. This was the first major biography of Frederick Douglass in nearly three decades.