Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
COOPER, ANNA JULIA. A Voice from the South, by a Black Woman of the South. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo, original two-toned maroon and tan cloth, front cover and spine titles gilt, top edges gilt, few faint blemishes to covers, mild wear to extremities; front hinge starting but holding firm; board slipcase. First edition of the author's first book. Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858-1964) was born into slavery, spent her early years in Raleigh, NC, graduated from Oberlin College in 1884, and earned a master's degree in mathematics there four years later; one of the first two Black women in America to earn the M.A. She moved to Washington, where she helped found the Colored Women's League. Cooper received her doctorate degree from the Sorbonne in Paris in 1924, at the age of 66, and lived for another four decades. Afro-Americana 2699; Blockson 4288. Xenia, OH: The Aldine Printing House, 1892