Black Americana and Abolition – 41 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 Boldly Signed By President Barack Obama 69. OBAMA, Barack. A Promised Land. New York, 2020. Octavo, original silver-stamped gray cloth, slipcase, shipping box. $1400. Publisher’s deluxe first edition, first printing, of the muchanticipated first volume of Nobel laureate President Obama’s memoirs, signed by him on the publisher’s tipped-in leaf. Named one of the New York Times’ “Ten Best Books of 2020,” A Promise Land “starts early in [Obama’s] life, charting his initial political campaigns, and ends with a meeting in Kentucky where he is introduced to the SEAL team involved in the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden... [A] n overwhelmingly decent man giving an honest account of himself ” (New York Times). Publishers’ signed deluxe edition containing 32 color and black-and-white illustrations. A fine copy.