"WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SUPPORT…": FIRST EDITION OF MY LIFE WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., WARMLY INSCRIBED BY CORETTA SCOTT KING
KING, Coretta Scott. My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). Octavo, original cream cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of these memoirs about the private and public lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family, warmly inscribed by the author: "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). With "First Edition" on copyright page. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographic images. Blockson 3420. Brignano 147.
Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket near-fine with only slight wear to extremities. A desirable inscribed copy.