Sale 2471 - Lot 222
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY KING KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. 230 pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minimal wear; faint paperclip impression on front free endpaper; in original pictorial dust jacket with minor wear; Brainard family inked stamps on front pastedown, inscribed on front free endpaper "To: Mrs. Eleanor Brainard, with best wishes and warm regards, Martin L. King Jr." New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958
signed first edition of king's first book, published just three years after his leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott first brought him national attention. It was inscribed to Eleanor Holston Brainard (1903-1996), who had written the children's anti-war book "Broken Guns." Blockson 4119.