February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 10
 

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[Art] Whistler, James McNeill
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies...

London: William Heinemann, 1890. First English edition. Square 8vo. (xvi), 292 pp. From the library of NAACP leader Arthur Spingarn, and with his book-plate on front paste-down. Original brown cloth-backed boards, stamped in gilt, extremities worn, boards rubbed, front and rear joints worn, spine ends rubbed; all edges trimmed; front and rear hinges worn.

Arthur B. Spingarn (1878-1971) was an American civil rights lawyer, chairman of the NAACP National Legal Committee, vice-president of the NAACP (1911-40), and president (1940-66) of same. His brother, Joel Spingarn, was one of the founders of the NAACP, and helped establish the first office in Harlem. Joel persuaded his brother and his law partner, Charles H. Studin, to join in the newly formed vigilance committee, which eventually became the National Legal Committee.

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London: William Heinemann, 1890. First English edition. Square 8vo. (xvi), 292 pp. From the library of NAACP leader Arthur Spingarn, and with his book-plate on front paste-down. Original brown cloth-backed boards, stamped in gilt, extremities worn, boards rubbed, front and rear joints worn, spine ends rubbed; all edges trimmed; front and rear hinges worn.

Arthur B. Spingarn (1878-1971) was an American civil rights lawyer, chairman of the NAACP National Legal Committee, vice-president of the NAACP (1911-40), and president (1940-66) of same. His brother, Joel Spingarn, was one of the founders of the NAACP, and helped establish the first office in Harlem. Joel persuaded his brother and his law partner, Charles H. Studin, to join in the newly formed vigilance committee, which eventually became the National Legal Committee.

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