July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 37 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 First Edition Of Danville, Virginia, 1963, Featuring The First Known Photographs In Book Form Of AwardWinning Photographer Danny Lyon 61. (LYON, Danny) MILLER, Dorothy. Danville, Virginia. Atlanta, Georgia, 1963. Slim octavo, original photographic beige papger wrappers. $2800. First edition of a rare work on the brutal 1963 “Bloody Monday” in Danville, Virginia, with cover photographic image and 20 photographs by Danny Lyon. On “Bloody Monday” in Danville, Virginia, Black protesters faced violence as a single camera caught police, firemen and deputized garbage workers turning high-velocity hoses on marchers. The camera belonged to Danny Lyon, then in Danville as the first staff photographer of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). Lyon’s images, the earliest known substantial printing of his photographs in book form, are “documents of democracy in action” (Raiford, 1131-54). Fine condition. “It’s A Time For Martyrs Now” 62. MALCOLM X and HALEY, Alex. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York, 1965. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $2300. First edition of this modern American classic, with 16 pages of photographic illustrations, in original dust jacket. The copy of African American sociologist and professor, Adelaide M. Cromwell Hill, known for founding Boston University’s African Studies Center and directing its African-American Studies program. Published after a lengthy collaboration with Alex Haley and shortly after Malcolm X’s assassination in February the same year, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was immediately praised as “a brilliant, painful, important book… as a document for our time, its insights may be crucial; its relevance cannot be doubted” (New York Times). This distinctive association copy bears the owner signature of “Adelaide C[romwell] Hill,” a prominent African American sociologist and professor. Pencil notes on rear pastedown partially erased. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with only slight wear and toning to extremities. A handsome copy with a memorable provenance.