Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 311

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(LITERATURE AND POETRY--PERIODICALS.) HOPKINS, PAULINE, ET AL. A broken run of The Colored American Magazine. Together 16 issues: January, May/June, July, August 1903; April, August, November 1904; March and December 1906; April and December 1907; January, May, July 1908; and April and October 19019 (the last number bound upside down.) Copiously illustrated throughout. Uniform 4to, with illustrated covers; some dampstaining to the covers of the first few numbers. should be seen. Boston and New York, 1903-1909

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A broken run of this rare and important periodical. The novel "Of One Blood" by Pauline Hopkins, novelist, newspaper writer, editor and women's rights advocate was serialized (from 1902-1903) in the pages of the Colored American, its only appearance. Frances E. W. Harper, author of "Iola Leroy", also appears in these pages as does Frederick Douglass's biographical sketch on the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (July 1903) and Booker T. Washington's essays on Lincoln and The African at Home. The Colored American was a very sophisticated undertaking, beginning in 1900 and attracting the likes of Frederick Randolph Moore and T. Thomas Fortune as writer/editors. Unfortunately, it failed to reach the larger mass of readers and subscribership fell off sharply after 1907. The magazine folded in 1909, issuing its last number in November. Danky, 1677; The Afro-American Periodical Press 1838-2909, pages 106-118.