Black-Belt Diamonds Gems from the Speeches, Addresses, And Talks to Students of Booker T. Washington...Selected and Arranged By Victoria Earle Matthews...Introduction By T. Thomas Fortune (with) a 'Literary Note' Ephemeral Flyer Advertising the Book.
Washington, Booker T.

New York, NY: Fortune and Scott, 1898. F 115 pages; tissue-guarded black and white frontispiece portrait of Booker T. Washington. Containing short thoughts and statements by him, on a variety of subjects, from his memorials and speeches, conferences and addresses. Nicely printed at the University Press Cambridge, title page and copyright page dates match as points for the first edition. The volume approx. 4" x 6" size. No binding covers; the portrait's corner and its side chipped, with no loss to the portrait image. Contents clean, in very good condition; a good candidate for a rebinding. (with) Laid-in is a small printed one side publishers' announcement sheet regarding the book, titled "Literary Note," 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" approx. size, printed on blue paper, which gives biographical background of B.T. Washington and how the title came to be. Also noting the praise of the publisher T.T. Fortune who stated that there have been only 2 men from the Southern States who achieved national reputation since the Rebellion - Henry W. Grady and Booker T. Washington. A nice ephemeral addition to the book. Good Paperback (Item ID: 20545)


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