"MEN KNOW THAT WITHOUT HOPE THEY CANNOT REALLY LIVE": FIRST EDITION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S STRENGTH TO LOVE
KING Jr., Martin Luther. Strength to Love. New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, (1963). Octavo, original half black cloth gilt, original dust jacket.
First edition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s second book, a splendid copy in very scarce original dust jacket.
Dr. King's first volume of sermons, Strength of Love, first saw print in the same year he penned his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," joined the historic March on Washington and delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech. The following year he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King notes in his preface: "In these turbulent days of uncertainty the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten the very survival of the human race. Indeed, we live in a day of grave crisis. The sermons in this volume have the present crisis as their background; and they have been selected for this volume because, in one way or another, they deal with the personal and collective problems that the crisis presents." Copyright page with "First Edition" and code "D-N" indicating printing in April 1963.
Book fine; faintest edge-wear to scarce about-fine dust jacket.