Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 311

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DU BOIS, W.E.B. Nine early issues of Crisis Magazine: August, 1911, January, 1912, March, 1912, July, 1912, November, 1912, April, 1913, June, 1913, August, 1913 and Christmas, 1913.Uniform small 4to, original wrappers; for the most part in very good condition, a few small flaws; some slight soiling. New York, 1912-1913

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nine rare numbers from the second, third and fourth years of the naacp's official organ. These early issues, barely 50 years after Emancipation, carry articles on the progress of the race, monthly reports from the NAACP, the ever-present issue of lynching and its remedies, plus original art, poetry, and fiction. The April 1913 issue features "Easter Emancipation," an epic poem by W.E.B. Du Bois not printed elsewhere, until the Collected Papers. Du Bois contributed a great deal of the content in these early issues. Contributing editors included Max Barber, Oswald Garrison Villard, Kelly Miller, Charles Edward Russell, and W.S. Braithwaite.