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[KING, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968)]. Obsequies Martin Luther King Jr. [Atlanta]: n.p., 1968.

8vo (140 x 224 mm). Half-titles. Original wrappers with halftone portrait King in prayer (light soiling, minor bump to lower corner). 

FIRST PRINTING of the program for Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral held at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta. The program was later reprinted on different paper bearing a copyright statement to Coretta Scott King. RARE, OCLC locates 9 copies with few ever sold at auction. Burns, Burial for a King, p.148.

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Chicago Sun-Times. Vol. 21, Number 55. Chicago: 5 April 1968. 32 pp., folio, 11.25 x 15 in. (toning, some brittleness, lacking pp. 7-8, 27-30, 33-110). Front page reads "Martin Luther King Slain" and the last page features a full-page photographic portrait of King with the caption "Murdered in Memphis." 

The Washington Post. Vol. 91, Number 127. Washington DC: 10 April 1968. 44pp., folio, 15.25 x 24 in. (toning, tear to front page, only includes sections A and C, each 22 pages). Front page covers King's funeral with the headline, "150,000 Mourn Dr. King at Somber Rites in Atlanta." Section C begins with a story titled "Tragedy is Their Bond," above portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy and Coretta Scott King. 

KING, Sr., Martin Luther (1899-1984) and Clayton RILEY (1935-2008). Daddy King: An Autobiography. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980. 8vo. Half-title, photographic plates. (Lacking front fly leaf, library markings.) Original publisher's boards (jacket affixed to boards) ; original illustrated dust jacket (library markings). Provenance: Berkeley Preparatory School. FIRST EDITION.

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$875
02/18/2021

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