DescriptionMartin Luther King, Jr. Stride Toward Freedom, The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, . First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Octavo. 230, [2, blank] pages. Illustrated with four leaves of black and white photographs, included in pagination. Publisher's black quarter-cloth and blue cloth-covered boards, spine lettered and ruled in silver, publisher's ornament stamped in silver to upper board; corners bumped, head and foot of spine pushed, a bit edge-worn and with scattered stains and scuffs. Cream-colored endpapers, fore edge roughly trimmed, other edges trimmed, signed "Best Wishes / Martin L. King Jr." to front free endpaper; some discoloration and offsetting to endpapers. Internally generally clean; minor, scattered soiling and foxing. In original printed dust jacket with price intact ($2.95); moderately rubbed and worn with numerous stains, including large stain to rear panel and rear flap (approximately 151 x 73 mm), split to front flap fold from bottom (approximately 72 mm) with some losses, split to rear flap fold from top (approximately 50 mm), tear to front panel (110 mm) starting from front spine fold and just touching "F" in "Freedom" then extending another 10 mm under the "F," moderately creased and with other minor chips and tears. Very good book in a fair dust jacket. With COA from University Archives.
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