2400 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Established in 1805, Freeman’s Auction House holds tradition close, with a progressive mind-set towards marketing and promotion, along with access to a team of top experts in the auction business. And now with offices in New England, the Southeast, and on the West Coast, it has never been easier to ...Read more
Feb 17, 2022
New York: The Dial Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 241 pp. Presentation copy, inscribed by Baldwin to civil rights advocate and entrepreneur Morris Milgram, on dedication page: "For Morris Milgram:/My ally & friend,/with the prayer that will/keep on fighting./Jimmy B./-& sooner or later, we'll win." Original quarter black cloth over red marbled boards, stamped in silver, lightly worn; in original price-clipped dust-jacket, short closed tear in top edge, wear to spine ends. Blockson 3641
A fascinating association copy between one of America's most incisive authors, James Baldwin (1924-87), and civil rights advocate and fair housing developer Morris Milgram (1916-97), who fought for integrated housing across the United States following World War II. In 1954, Milgram built the earliest racially integrated private housing community in the United States, Concord Park, in Trevose, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia. The following year, in 1955, Milgram developed Greenbelt Knoll in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, the first planned racially integrated community in the city. Greenbelt Knoll was designated an historic district by the Philadelphia Historic Commission in 2006 upon its 60th anniversary. In 1968, Milgram became the first recipient of the National Human Rights Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In his lifetime Milgram was instrumental in developing and managing housing for some 20,000 people in the Philadelphia area, as well as in Boston, Chicago, California, Texas, Virginia, and elsewhere.
No lot may be removed from Freeman’s premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price therefor including Buyer’s Premium or has satisfied such terms that Freeman’s, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all Property shall be paid for and removed by the buyer at his/ her expense within ten (10) days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by Freeman’s, or sent by Freeman’s to a third-party storage facility, at the sole risk and charge of the buyer(s), and Freeman’s may prohibit the buyer from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or buyer in any future sale or sales. In addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s by law, Freeman’s reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price on any balance remaining ten (10) days after the day of sale. If Property is not removed by the buyer within ten (10) days, a handling charge of 2% of the total purchase price per month from the tenth day after the sale until removal by the buyer shall be payable to Freeman’s by the buyer. Freeman’s will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left in Freeman’s possession after ten (10) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the buyer(s) liable for the bid price) Freeman’s, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer(s), or resell the property. In such event, the buyer(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and Freeman’s commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by Freeman’s. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. Any exceptions must be made upon Freeman’s written approval of credit prior to sale. In addition, a defaulting buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Freeman’s, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of, or owing to such buyer in Freeman’ possession, and Freeman’s may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to Freeman’s. Freeman’s shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code.
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