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Why We Can't Wait
NY, Harper & Row, (1964). The galley sheets for King's book about the need for nonviolent direct action and the 1963 Birmingham campaign against segregation. The book includes, and grew out of, King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Approximately 63 long galley sheets, 6-1/2" x 24", printed on rectos only. A few marks to the top sheet; the boldest appears to be an asterisk next to King's name. Folded in half; near fine. Extremely early and extremely scarce: the galley sheets would have preceded the first published edition by about six months, and there would probably have been no more than a half dozen sets of them pulled, possibly even fewer. [#035095] $2,500

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