BLACK ARTIST MORRIE TURNER "BROKE THE COLOR BARRIER TWICE": FIRST EDITION OF NIPPER, INSCRIBED BY TURNER WITH ORIGINAL SKETCH BY HIM
TURNER, Morrie. Nipper. Philadelphia, 1970.
First edition of Turner's lively book about his pioneering Black cartoon figure, Nipper, the lead character of his Wee Pals comic strip, here capturing the joy of baseball, where Nipper's mishaps on the field prompt him to instead "study hard" and become "another Frederick A. Douglass," an exceptional presentation copy boldly inscribed on the half title by Turner in green ink, "To C—, C— and J— Morrie Turner," with his original sketch of Nipper, containing foreword by Turner's close friend and fellow cartoonist, Charles Schulz. $800.