Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 209

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR. The Trumpet of Conscience. Long Galleys with extensive editing. New York, 1968

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the editor's copy of king's last book, issued posthumously, with extensive and sometimes radical changes to the text; at times rather presumptuous: "Though other minorities had encountered obstacles, none was so brutally or so consistently denied opportunity and hope as was the Negro." To which the editor writes in the margin "Sounds like King's faintly awkward style." Quite interesting to see King's original words undergo so many changes.