Martin Luther King's successors struggle for their rights

M. King

Martin Luther King’s successors disputed the sale of three manuscripts of the great legal expert which should be exposed on Sotheby’s auctions estimated at $750 000-1 300 000.

The auction house planned to sell three documents, among which there were two texts: speech of debut against war in Vietnam (1967) and speech of performance which King was going to represent in Memphis (Tennessee State) on April 7, 1968. The third document – the letter of US President Lindon Johns compiling the statement on the condolence to Martin King’s widow after murder of her husband on April 4, 1968.

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Published in: on January 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Auction of books in New York

G. Melville. Moby Dick. 1851. London. Estimate $60 000–80 000. Bonham’s. Fine Books & Manuscripts. New York, December 15

New York – On December 15, Bonham’s auction house will hold the auction Fine Books and Manuscripts. The sales will represent collection editions of books, archive documents, manuscripts, autographs of the celebrated persons of the past. The valuable lifetime edition of the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville printed in 1851 in Harper & Brother printing house in London is to be the most expensive lot. The book is in very good condition. The brown fabric cover is decorated with gold stamping and is slightly restored. The book is estimated at $60 000-80 000.

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Published in: on January 12, 2009 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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