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Education for Life: The Story of Hampton Institute. Told in Connection with the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the School by  Francis Greenwood PEABODY - First Edition - 1919 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

Education for Life: The Story of Hampton Institute. Told in Connection with the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the School

by PEABODY, Francis Greenwood

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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's terracotta cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; xxiv,393pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 23 leaves of photographic illus., maps in text throughout. Light shelf wear, spine gilt quite dulled, textblock a bit cockled from exposure to damp, else a Very Good, sound copy overall. History of the Institute by the Harvard theologian and member of the Hampton Institute Board of Trustees.



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