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Price Realized: $27,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2503 Lot 204
(CIVIL RIGHTS--SEGREGATION.) Green, Victor H.; editor. The Negro Travelers' Green Book. 80 pages. 8vo, original colored wrappers, worn and detached; moderate dampstaining, vertical fold, staple holes in upper corner, other minor wear; original owner's signature on front wrapper. [New York], 1958
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500
The indispensable travel guide for African-American families, from a time when long-distance travel would be a cause for apprehension about finding lodging, gasoline, or even a restroom. Friendly service stations, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants are arranged by state across the country--North and South. The cover of this edition states "Carry your Green Book with you . . . You may need it!" This copy was clearly used by its original owners. The entries for the YMCA in Manhattan and a hotel at Niagara Falls are underlined, and a 3-page article on parks has several lines underlined as well, particularly regarding "the non-discriminatory policy of the nation's National Parks"--Yellowstone and Mesa Verde are marked as potential destinations. The last Green Book was printed in 1966. The recent award-winning film "Green Book" features a copy of the book as a plot point.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $27,500