Lot 18 of 455:
Hampton and Its Students, 1st Ed.  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
$200 - $300

Hampton and Its Students, By Two of Its Teachers. With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs, arranged by Thomas P. Fenner.

Armstrong, Mrs. M.F. & Helen Ludlow.

New York

G.P. Putnam's Sons



256 pp. Illustrated. Folding frontispiece. Original brick gilt-lettered cloth. Spine lettered in gilt: "Hampton and Its Students / With the Slave Songs." First Edition.

Story, mission, progress, and multiple descriptions and viewpoints of life at the Hampton Institute for African- and Native Americans. This title published almost a decade after the close of the American Civil War. Also includes an early collection of slave music, "Cabin and Plantation Songs", with scored music and lyrics printed.

Founded by Christian missionaries after the Civil War in 1868 to provide education to newly-freed ex-slaves, the Hampton Institute in Virginia became one of the first “historically-Black” universities, young Booker T. Washington being one of its first students and teachers before he went on to head Tuskegee. Raising funds through concert tours by its popular "Jubilee Singers", then adding a formal education program for Native Americans, Hampton – which is still in existence – has numbered among its graduates prominent African-American businessmen, educators, government officials, entertainers and athletes.

Lot Amendments

Some soiling to covers; extremities lightly rubbed; water damage along gutter at bottom of all pages; overall very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.