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Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil

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A first edition copy of Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil by W.E.B. Du Bois. The front and back covers of the book are covered in navy fabric. The title is engraved in light blue text that reads: [DARKWATER / W.E.B. DU BOIS]. Underneath the title, near the center of the cover, is a small light blue design. The spine has horizontal light blue text that reads [DARK / WATER / DU BOIS] at the top and [HARCOURT / BRACE / AND HOWE] at the bottom. Above the author’s name is a light blue diamond design. The interior of the book has black type on white pages. The content of the book includes autobiographical information, essays, poems, and spirituals written by Du Bois. The book has two hundred and seventy-six (276) pages. The front endpaper, front free endpapers, title page, and copyright page have pencil inscriptions.
Medium: ink on paper (fiber product) with book cloth (textile material) and cardboard
Dimensions: H x W x D: 7 5/8 × 5 3/16 × 1 5/16 in. (19.3 × 13.2 × 3.3 cm)
Object number: 2019.22.9
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Published by: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, American, founded 1919
Written by: W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963
Place printed: New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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