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The Collection of André Leon Talley

Thu, Sep 21, 2023 10:00AM EDT
  • The Collection of André Leon Talley
Lot 64

Group of Memoirs by Black Authors

Estimate: $100 - $200
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Including: The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier, Harper Collins, 2001, with a 'Lew Alcindor, Basketball Player' postcard; Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, Scribner, 2018; Stand Up Straight and Sing: A Memoir by Jessye Norman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014; Dancing Spirit: An Autobiography by Judith Jamison, Double Day, 1993, with inscription from the author dated 2009; The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Penguin Press, 2021, with inscription from the author dated 2021; Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood by Jill Watts, Harper Collins Publishers, 2007; The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty, Harcourt Bruce and Co., 1975; Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero by Mike Freeman, William Morrow & Co., 2006. 


All with wear consistent with age and use.

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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The Collection of André Leon Talley