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The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy De Carava and Langston Hughes - First Edition - 1955 - from Appledore Books, ABAA (SKU: 18160)

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Roy De Carava and Langston Hughes

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  • hardcover
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good -. A solid copy of the 1955 stated 1st printing, in its less common hardback edition. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine (very light offsetting along the edges) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.95), VG- example of the fragile dustjacket, with a small degree of chipping at the spine ends, light creasing and wear to the edges, and mild soiling along the panels. Still though, presentable and attractive, and internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. 12mo, one of the great pairings of text and image in 20th century African-American lieterature, with Langston Hughes's moving narrative beautifully complementing Roy De Carava's keenly-felt gravure photographs.


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Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Roy De Carava and Langston Hughes
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good -
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Simon and Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
rare African-American, rare African-American literature, rare African-American photography, rare Langston Hughes, rare Roy De Carava,
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Appledore Books, ABAA

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Waccabuc, New York
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