July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 3 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 Scarce 1988 Autograph Letter Signed By Muhammad Ali With His Sketches Of A Boxing Ring And A Heart 2. ALI, Muhammad. Autograph letter signed. Berrien Springs, Michigan, July 26, 1988. Original tan card stock, measuring 8-3/4 by 11-3/4 inches; p. 1. $4500. Scarce July 1988 autograph letter signed by the legendary Muhammad Ali with his original sketches of a boxing ring and a heart: “To Frank from Muhammad Ali, Three times World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World and the Greatest Boxer of all times, After me there will never be another [sketch of boxing ring] P.S. Service for God is the rent I pay for my room in the Hereafter [sketch of a heart with eight radiating lines].” This wonderful 1988 autograph letter, penned entirely by Ali in black felt pen on card stock with two original sketches, contains Ali’s classic quote proclaiming himself “the Greatest Boxer of all times.” A fine signed letter. Signed By Stacey Abrams 1. ABRAMS, Stacey. Our Time Is Now. New York, 2020. Octavo, original blue paper boards, dust jacket. $850. First edition, first printing, of this urgent call for continuing the battle against voter suppression, boldly signed by Abrams. “Abrams covers plenty of territory—identity politics, voting rights and the frustrations and revelations of her gubernatorial race— but above all, she writes about the grinding work required to make real the compact of democratic participation” (Washington Post). Preferred first edition, first printing, signed on an integral leaf (instead of a tipped-in sheet) by Abrams. A fine copy.