July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 33 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 Warmly Inscribed By Coretta Scott King 54. KING, Coretta Scott. My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. New York, 1969. Octavo, original cream cloth, dust jacket. $1250. First edition of these memoirs about the private and public lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family, warmly inscribed: “For Gretchen Riddell, With deep gratitude for your support and my warmest personal regards. Coretta Scott King. 7-2-82.” “The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement,” Coretta Scott King here chronicles a life in which she “overcame tragedy, held her family together and became an inspirational presence around the world” (New York Times). Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket near-fine with only slight wear to extremities. A desirable inscribed copy. “The Arch Of The Moral Universe Is Long, But It Bends Toward Justice” 53. KING, Martin Luther, Jr. The Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement. Lancaster, 1968. Slim quarto, original printed paper wrappers. $3800. First separate printing of Dr. King’s provocative and often blunt Address, delivered in September 1967 before an annual convention of the American Psychological Association, asserting, “I have not lost hope… I can still sing… ‘We shall overcome.’” On September 1, 1967, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in Washington to deliver this Address, it was a time of crisis for the nation and King, who saw it as a treacherous period of “difficult days… days of frustration” (Carrow, 577). King urged “social scientists to play a more active role” in analyzing American racism and “minced no words… calling racism and its effects ‘deep… gigantic in extent, and chaotic in detail’” (DeAngelis). First separate edition; reprinted from American Psychologist, Vol. 23, No. 3. March 1968. A fine copy in the original wrappers.