Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 185

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) Alice Walker. Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems, inscribed to Jack Greenberg. [10], 70 pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minimal wear; minimal wear to contents; signed and inscribed on half-title page. In original illustrated dust jacket with minor soiling and minimal wear. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1973]

Additional Details

First edition of Walker's third book, inscribed "For Jack Greenberg, long in the storm. Sincerely, Alice Walker 2-26-73." Jack Greenberg was the longtime head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where one of his colleagues was Walker's first husband Melvyn Leventhal. Walker and Leventhal were the first legally-married interracial couple in Mississippi. Provenance: consigned by Greenberg's adopted son William Cole.