SIGNED Malcolm “Shorty” Jarvis Memoir: MYSELF AND I First Edition Book Dec1979 Description Here we have a rare 1979 signed first edition of “Myself and I” by the accomplished jazz musician and trusted Malcolm X confidant, “the other Malcolm,” Malcolm L. “Shorty” Jarvis.
As has been portrayed more-or-less accurately in many movies and books, Mr. Jarvis first became acquinted with Mr. X in a Roxbury poolhall in 1942, and the two remained closely associated until Mr. X converted to Islam.
Dedicated to Malcolm, “Myself and I” contains 127 pages that offer an intimate look into the life and thoughts of this influential personality, a crucial primary source material for any student of this era of African American history. Book has significant water damage on the cover and throughout, visibly resulting in some discoloration and curling in many pages however all pages are intact and turn freely, and all is still readable. Still, an extremely rare (perhaps even singular) and important piece of Black history that remains completely readable and deserves appreciation and preservation. Dimensions: approx 8&1/2″l x 5&1/2″ w 6oz
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