Lot 652: Truman's Committee on Civil Rights signed by chairman

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2016-01-13 11:47:59

Lot 652: Author: Wilson, Charles E., chairman; Title: To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights; Place Published: Washington; Publisher: Government Printing Office; Date Published: 1947; Description: (8vo) original gray cloth, stamped in gilt. First Edition.Signed and inscribed by the Committee's Chairman, Charles E. Wilson, on the front endpaper, "To Arthur Rosenberg with Cordial Regards, C. E. Wilson". Affixed to the front pastedown is a Typed Letter, signed by Wilson, "Chas," 1 page, 10½x7 ¼", New York, November 14, 1947, to Arthur Rosenberg advising him a book would be forthcoming and commenting on the committee's work. An important and pro-active measure taken by the Truman administration to investigate racism and civil rights in the late 1940s. Wilson's typed letter to Rosenberg reads, in part: "On returning from the Pacific Coast this morning, I find your good letter of October 30th about the report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Naturally, we all have reservations, but I certainly had a great committee to work with and believe it did a job that will stand the test of time..." Lots sold without reserve are sold "as Is" and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $20 for shipments to the US and $30 for shipments outside the US, please consider this when determining your bid amount. Condition: Light wear; letter folded at edges; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $10-100
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