Signed first edition of On the Shoulders of Giants by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, inscribed to former Secretary of State, and fellow son of Harlem, Colin Powell.
Octavo, xii, 273pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Appropriate number line listed on copyright page indicating second printing. Solid text block, light marks to bottom edge, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $26.00 retail price on front flap, shelf wear, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front flyleaf “Sept 17, 2008 / For Gen Powell + Family / I do hope you enjoy this humble effort. / All the best, Kareem.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Colin Powell, both born in Harlem, were featured speakers at Peter Lowe’s “Success 1996” seminar. Since that time, Abdul-Jabbar has consistently referenced General Powell as an inspiration for his philanthropic work.