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  • Langston Hughes

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1945

    Seller: BookMarx Bookstore, Steubenville, OH, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Tenth printing (1945) of the first edition of Langston Hughes' first book (copyright 1926). Scarce. Bound in yellow cloth. Only two similar copies available online are selling for more than $800.00. A lovely short book of short poems, it contains all the sunshine and shadow, desperation and eros of the Harlem Renaissance. A true literary monument. Book in Good condition. No dust jacket. Yellow cloth cover soiled with age and use; some damp staining on bottom spine. Binding strong with a slight cant. Name of former owner inscribed on front endpaper. No other marks observed in text. Some damp staining on bottom of pages near spine. Wartime paper tanning with age and contains the note 'This book has been produced in full compliance with all government regulations for the conservation of paper, metal, and other essential materials.'.

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    Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl [introduction]

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1926

    Seller: Second Story Books, ABAA, Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

    Association Member: ABAA ILAB

    Seller Rating: 4-star rating

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    Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 109 pages; VG-; bound in yellow and orange polka-dot paper covered boards over black cloth spine, faded titling to spine; some rubbing and wear, particularly along extremities; paper peeling from lower fore corner of front board; foxing throughout; JR consignment; shelved case 2. Hughes' first book. 1362016. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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    Hughes, Langston

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1931

    Seller: Oddfellow's Fine Books and Collectables, Topeka, KS, U.S.A.

    Association Member: IOBA

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition; Fifth Printing. First printed in 1926. Ex-library from the Topeka Public Library with the usual markings. Light rubbing at cover edges. Binding very slightly strained but remains undamaged. Text is unmarked though it shows signs of repeated reading. The jacket is rubbed at all edges and folds with loss at the corners and spine ends. Jacket was previously taped to the covers leaving a tape stain on the end pages. ; Inscribed, dated March 3, 1932, and signed by the author on the front endpage. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 109 pages; Signed by Author.

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    Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl [introduction]

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1929

    Seller: Second Story Books, ABAA, Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo, 109 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good minus dust jacket. Spine tan with black lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$2.00." Moderate shelf wear. Severe chipping to dust jacket, along with age-toning and rubbing. Word "The" torn on front cover and head of spine. Front flap detached. Tearing along spine and fore edge of rear flap. Age-toning and some scattered foxing throughout interior pages. Shelved in Case 0. Langston Hughes' first book. First edition, fifth printing; review of "Fine Clothes to the Jews" on rear cover, which was published in 1927. 1374451. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

  • Langston Hughes

    Seller: George's Books & Autographs, Memphis, TN, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. F. THE WEARY BLUES,Inscribed and Signed. Not a first and no dj. Signed by Author(s).

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    Hughes, Langston

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1945

    Seller: Medium Rare Books, Mountainside, NJ, U.S.A.

    Association Member: IOBA

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1945. 109 pages. First edition, 10th printing. Original DJ with $2.00 price intact on flap with corresponding tenth printing stated on flap, too. Classic DJ illustrated by Mexican painter and New Yorker cover caricaturist, Jose Miguel Covarrubias.Book is tight. Binding and hinges are sound. Yellow cloth panels stamped in blue. Evidence of foxing along page edges and panels. Original DJ is bright and attractive. Open chip at crown, and shallow chipping at heel. Small closed tear on upper rear edge of DJ. Vintage bookplate of the previous owner with small address label of his Washington DC address, back when zip codes were only two digits long! This landmark title is Langston Hughes' first published book of poetry. Uncommon in original DJ. VG/VG with all flaws noted.

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    Hughes, Langston

    Seller: Max Rambod Inc, Woodland Hills, CA, U.S.A.

    Association Member: ABAA ILAB

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    [African American] Hughes, Langston. The Weary Blues. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition, 11th printing. Signed and inscribed by Langston Hughes. Yellow cloth hardcovers with green titling. No dust jacket. Octavo. 109 pages. This is Hughes's very first collection of poems, created at the age of 24. In The Weary Blues, Hughes began to address the preoccupations that carried through his later work. The poems follow "a self-assured and lyrical pace-partly because Hughes expected them to be performed with musical accompaniment in the famous Harlem clubs of that era". He asserted his poetic philosophy of speaking not only for himself, but also the whole African American population. The book is split into seven thematic sections: The Weary Blues, Dream Variations, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, A Black Pierrot, Water Front Streets, Shadows in the Sun, and Our Land. After its publication the book won several awards, and the prize money allowed Hughes to complete his college education in Lincoln, Pennsylvania. Hughes explores the Black experience and highlights the emerging culture in Harlem, but also reflects upon Hughes' travels in the early 1920s, in Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. Hughes inscribes and signs the front flyleaf "For Majorie Samuel - With all my best - Sincerely, Langston Hughes. Hughes's inscription covers the entirety of the page. New York, March 15, 1953." An influential text on the expressive culture in Harlem, this book is in very good condition.

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    Hughes, Langston

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1947

    Seller: Medium Rare Books, Mountainside, NJ, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1947. 109 pages. First edition, 11th printing. Original DJ with $2.00 price intact on flap, with stated eleventh printing on flap, matching this printing. Classic DJ illustrated by Mexican painter and New Yorker cover caricaturist, Jose Miguel Covarrubias. Book is tight and clean. Binding and hinges are sound. Yellow cloth panels stamped in blue. Panels are bright and clean as are pages and endpapers. A 1951 gift inscription neatly written along edge of FFEP. Original DJ is bright and attractive with a couple of small open chips and a small closed edge tear on rear. This landmark title is Langston Hughes' first published book of poetry. Uncommon in this condition, in original DJ. NM/VG+.

  • Hughes, Langston

    Published by Alfred Knopf. NY, 1929

    Seller: Riverby Books, Fredericksburg, VA, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Alfred Knopf. New York. 1929. Fifth Printing, Jan 1929. Hardcover, 109 pages. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering on the spine (somewhat dulled) and front cover. Very good condition. Clean and tight. SIGNED BY LANGSTON HUGHES on the front endpaper, Langston Hughes, Cleveland, February 2, 1931 Signed by the previous owner, Alan Harvey, on the inside front cover. A few poems are have checks or stars by the titles in pencil; these are poems that the previous owner marked after having heard Hughes read them aloud. This is Langston Hughes first book. The first publications of the poems which would come to stand for a generation of Americans, black and white, ushering in a new age for the country. The Harlem Renaissance, desegregation. I am Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black lihe the depths of my Africa. / I ve been a slave: / Caesar told me to keep his door-steps clean. / I brushed the boots of Washington. / I ve been a worker: / Under my hand the pyramids arose. / I made mortar for the Woolworth Building This is a very nice copy. Please email with questions or to request photos. [stored in the safe]. Signed by Author(s).

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    Hughes, Langston

    Published by Knopf, 1935

    Seller: Rivelli's Books, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First Edition 7th Printing. Original green cloth with gilt to front and spine. Author's first book in second state jacket with the advertisement FINE CLOTHES TO THE JEW on rear panel. Jacket price of 2.00 is intact. Signed and dated by Hughes on the front free endpaper. A one inch closed tear to the front upper edge. There is splitting at the jacket folds but this fragile jacket remains intact. Book itself is tight and clean with an evenly faded dark top stain to the text block. Text has a deckled edge. An impressive example of this title with elusive jacket. Signed by Author(s).

  • Hughes, Langston and Van Vechten, Carl (Intro)

    Published by ALFRED A. KNOPF, NY, 1926

    Seller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop, Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A.

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    HARD BACK LT ORANGE MULT. Condition: very good. 1ST ED 1ST PRI. General wear, rubbed extremities, tight binding, previous owner markings FEP, foxing Author's first book DATE PUBLISHED: 1926 EDITION: 1ST ED 1ST PRI 109.