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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

(DECARAVA, Roy) HUGHES, Langston. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, featuring Hughes' text and 141 photogravures by DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, a distinctive presentation/association copy boldly inscribed on the verso of the front wrapper by Hughes to the influential producer who produced one of his most successful Off-Broadway plays and was "one of the first producers to use integrated casts" (New York Times). In Hughes' inscription, dated the year of publication, he writes: "Especially for Stella Holt, with thanks for so many fine plays, Sincerely, Langston Hughes, New York, Nov. 30, 1955." $4900.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Simple Takes a Wife. New York, 1953.

First edition of the breakthrough second work in Hughes' popular series, a "superior achievement" (New York Times), an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed in the year of publication by Hughes on the colophon page to Alta Douglas, wife of renowned artist Aaron Douglas and viewed as the mother of the Harlem Renaissance, "Especially for Alta—my 13th book!—this story with a Harlem Blackground [sic]—Sincerely, Langston, New York, April 29, 1953." At her death six years later, Hughes mourned with those who saw that her "passing marked definitely 'the closing of the ring' on the Harlem Renaissance"(Arnold Rampersad). $4800.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Tambourines to Glory. New York, 1958.

First edition of one of "Hughes' best plays and the crowning glory of his dramatic career," a key presentation/association copy boldly inscribed by Hughes in his trademark green ink, "Inscribed especially for Henry, Sincerely Langston, New York, August 14, 1962," with the bookplate of Henry Lee Moon, the NAACP's influential director of public relations during "its most turbulent years." $4200.

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SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM, INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Shakespeare in Harlem. New York, 1942.

First edition of Hughes' major book of poetry—"a work of genuine talent and artistry"—inscribed by him in his characteristic green ink, "To Mrs. P— this now rare book signed years after publication—Sincerely, Langston Hughes, Westport October 30. 1965." $2800.

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SIMPLE'S UNCLE SAM, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Simple's Uncle Sam. New York, 1965.

First edition of the final volume in Hughes' series featuring Jesse B. Semple, known as Simple, a presentation/association copy inscribed by Hughes within weeks of publication to his close friend and benefactor Amy Spingarn, wife of NAACP President Joel Spingarn and sister-in-law of Arthur Spingarn, who succeeded Joel as NAACP President, with Hughes boldly inscribing this copy in his characteristic green ink, "Another Simple—for Amy Spingarn—Affectionately Langston, New York October 11, 1965." $2800.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Simple Takes a Wife. New York, 1953.

First edition of the breakthrough second work in Hughes' popular series, praised as a "superior achievement" (New York Times), a presentation/association copy inscribed to his close friend and benefactor Amy Spingarn, wife of NAACP President Joel Spingarn and sister-in-law of Arthur Spingarn, who succeeded Joel as NAACP President, with Hughes boldly inscribing on the colophon page, "Especially for Amy Spingarn—my 13th book! Sincerely, Langston, New York, April 13, 1953"—dated mere weeks after he was forced to testify before Joseph McCarthy's Subcommittee. $2800.

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SWEET FLYPAPER, INSCRIBED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ROY DECARAVA IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

HUGHES, Langston, DECARAVA, Roy. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, inscribed on the page opposite the title page in the year of publication, "11-6-55, Best wishes, Roy DeCarava," the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes' lyrical text and 141 engaging photogravures by DeCarava. $2600.

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“ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN A GREAT WRITER AND A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER EVER PUBLISHED”

HUGHES, Langston and DECARAVA, Roy. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes’ lyrical text and 141 engaging photogravures by DeCarava. $1750.

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