Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 178

Price Realized: $ 6,500
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) Briefing book for Brown v. Board of Education, the personal copy of one of the key attorneys. [2], xxxii, 235 pages. 8vo, original wrappers, minor foxing and minimal wear; minimal wear to contents; signed on front wrapper by Jack Greenberg. New York: Supreme Printing Co., 1953

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The introduction by Arthur Spingarn describes this as "a reprint of the brief which was filed in the United States Supreme Court, pursuant to an order of that court setting the school segregation cases down for reargument." Its proper title is "Brief for appellants in nos. 1, 2 and 4 and for respondents in no. 10 on reargument in the Supreme Court of the United States, October term, 1953." Provenance: property of lawyer Jack Greenberg of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who was the last surviving co-counsel in the case, and later headed the organization from 1961 to 1984; and consigned by his adopted son William Cole.