Spingarn | Joel Elias

The New Hesperides – And Other Poems

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Twelvemo, [8], 60pp. Gray boards, title printed on label on cover and spine. Stated “Published April, 1911.” Uncut edges. Some loss along top edge of spine. Signed by author J.E. Spingarn: “To Richard Burton, With the grateful regards of J.E. Spingarn. New York, 6 March, 1911.”
Comments: Joel Elias Spingarn (1875-1939) was an American educator, literary critic and civil rights activist. He served as one of the first leaders of the NAACP and is often remembered by the award that is given annually in his name, The Spingarn Medal. Popular recipients include: George Washington Carver, Mary McLeod Bethune, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Daisy Bates, Sammy David, Jr., Hank Aaron, Rosa Parks, Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey.

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

Sturgis & Walton Company

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1911

Binding

Boards

Condition

Very good

Writer

Spingarn | Joel Elias