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Book of Negro Folklore

INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EDITOR ARNA BONTEMPS

HUGHES, Langston and BONTEMPS, Arna, editors. The Book of Negro Folklore. New York, 1959.

Second printing of this collection of African American folklore, presentation copy inscribed by editor Arna Bontemps, who authored the Introduction, on the front free endpaper: "For Elise Hope, Arna Bontemps, 8-8-61." $1100.

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First Book of Rhythms

A "DECEPTIVELY PROFOUND LITTLE BOOK": LANGSTON HUGHES' FIRST BOOK OF RHYTHMS

HUGHES, Langston. First Book of Rhythms. New York, 1954.

First edition, first printing of the pivotal second work in Hughes' influential series, showing "how all the world is connected by rhythm," a work that also signals the "jazz, blues and Black vernacular speech rhythms in his poetry," with colorful illustrations by Robin King, in scarce original dust jacket. $950.

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New Song

"I SPEAK IN THE NAME OF BLACK MILLIONS"

HUGHES, Langston. New Song. New York, 1938.

First edition of Hughes' powerful 1938 collection of long-suppressed poems, featuring 17 poems together in print for the first time, including demands for justice for the Scottsboro Boys and Angelo Herndon, most virtually banned from his body of work until inclusion in Collected Poems (1994), in original wrappers. $750.

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