Le Pèlerinage de Charlemagne. Publié avec un Glossaire.
Paris: A. Lahure, 1925. First edition. 10" x 6-1/2". xvi, 99,  pp. Green wrappers printed in black. Light toning and edgewear to wrappers; spine perished at ends, with several short tears; front joint nearly split; small hole to front wrapper. Minor foxing to a few leaves; most leaves unopened. Good.
The rejected dissertation thesis of Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858 - 1964), the prominent African American scholar, activist, educator and speaker called "the mother of Black Feminism" for her work A Voice from the South: By a Black Woman from the South. Born into slavery, Cooper graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and began graduate work at Columbia University in 1914, where she developed this thesis, a translation from Middle French to Modern French of the 12th-century epic, The Pilgrimmage of Charlemagne. Forced by personal circumstances to leave Columbia, she later resumed her studies at the Sorbonne, which turned down this thesis, although Cooper had it privately published later. When she graduated from the Sorbonne in 1924 with a doctorate in history, she became the fourth African-American woman to earn a Ph.D.