Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 286

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DU BOIS, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folks * Typed Note Signed. 8vo, original black cloth, with title in gilt on the upper cover and spine; top edge gilt; very slight wear. Chicago: McClurg, 1903

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stated "second edition," actually the second printing of the first edition issued two months after the first. Du Bois' chef d'oeuvre, a collection of essays that have withstood the test of time. Du Bois challenged the "bootstrap" theories of Booker T. Washington and advocated a much more ambitious and militant plan for the new century. Includes his famous "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others." Lacks the portrait frontispiece as with many of the second and third printings we've seen. Blockson, 101, #52; Partington, 2333a.