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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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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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CAROLING DUSK, INSCRIBED BY COUNTÉE CULLEN

CULLEN, Countée. Caroling Dusk. New York and London, 1929.

First edition, early printing, of Cullen's groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance collection—"a touchstone African American poetry anthology"—inscribed by him, "To E— H— Sincerely Countee Cullen," featuring over 200 poems by 38 leading writers, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Angelina Grimké, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jessie Faucet, James Weldon Johnson and many more. $950.

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