July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 34 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 “Testament To A Great Historical Epoch And To The Vision Of A Modern Master” (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) 55. LAWRENCE, Jacob. TheMigrationSeries. Washington, 1993. Quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers. $950. First edition of this exhibition catalog containing full-color reproductions of all 60 panels from Lawrence’s seminal Migration Series, boldly signed by Jacob Lawrence. The Migration Series is composed of 60 panels completed by Lawrence in 1941 when he was only 23. The paintings tell the story of the black exodus from the South to the North after World War I, and the series is considered one of this great American artist’s best and most important works. The first major traveling exhibition of the series in 1993 was the inspiration for this book. A fine signed copy. March, The Complete Trilogy, Signed By John Lewis In Each Volume 56. LEWIS, John, AYDIN, Andrew and POWELL, Nate. March. Marietta, Georgia, 2013-16. Three volumes. Octavo, original stiff pictorial wrappers, original slipcase. $2500. First trade edition, mixed issue, of the best-selling three-volume graphic novel, signed by John Lewis in each of Books I-III, with Book II additionally inscribed by co-author Andrew Aydin and signed by artist Nate Powell. Praised on publication as “a riveting and beautiful civil rights story” (Washington Post), “March deserves to be placed alongside other historical graphic memoirs like Persepolis and Maus” (Entertainment Weekly). Books II & III are first printings; Book I is a fifth printing. Slipcase with small “Signed Copy” label. A fine signed set.