July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 21 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 “In Most Of The Communities That Have Desegregated Their Schools The Common Reaction Might Be Summed Up By The Remark, ‘It Wasn’t As Bad As We Thought It Would Be’” 31. THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE. Segregation and the Schools. New York, 1954. Octavo, staple-bound as issued, original pictorial paper wrappers; pp. 28. $6800. First edition of this pamphlet by the Public Affairs Committee in collaboration with the NAACP released in the aftermath of Brown v. Board and offering practical approaches to desegregation. When the Supreme Court desegregated schools through Brown v. Board in 1954, a slew of logistical problems remained. This pamphlet, released by the education-focused Public Affairs Committee, was intended to help move desegregation forward by offering practical, actionable information on how to move forward based on case studies and survey information. Interior generally fine, tiny stain to rear panel and only slightest rubbing to extremities. A lovely copy in nearly fine condition. Inscribed By Sammy Davis, Jr. 32. DAVIS, Sammy, Jr. Hollywood in a Suitcase. New York, 1980. Octavo, original half white cloth, dust jacket. $1200. First edition of this Rat Pack autobiography, illustrated with 48 pages of photographs, boldly inscribed: “ALL my BEST, Sammy Davis, Jr.” “Davis may have done more than any other African American of his time to liberate black entertainers from demeaning stereotypes… As Quincy Jones wrote, ‘Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all the way no one had done it before’” (ANB). This book chronicles his collaborations and friendships with such Hollywood legends as Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, “the Rat Pack,” Liza Minnelli and John Wayne. Book very nearly fine, dust jacket with a couple stray pen marks, slightest soiling, and light rubbing to extremities. A nearfine inscribed copy.