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Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DeCarava, Roy and Hughes, Langston

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New York, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Book. Illus. by DeCarava, Roy Photographer. Very Good+. Hardcover. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First Edition First Printing. Beautiful first edition with jacket. Boldly incscribed by Langston Huges on front end paper and also signed by Roy Decarava. Inscribed to Pulitzer prize winning playwright Elmer Rice and his wife in 1955, actress Betty Field. Inscription reads "Happy Holidays to Elmer and Betty - Sincerely, Langston - New York, Christmas, 1955. Under Hughes' signature it is signed separately "Roy DeCarava". The book is lightly foxed on the spine and has very mild tanning. Jacket has some wear and tearing on spine, but overall is in nice clean, whole condition..
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

by DeCarava, Roy and Langston Hughes

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition of the classic collaboration between Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes. Small octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Langston Hughes on the front free endpaper, "Especially for Lucian Stanton whose photographs I very much enjoyed seeing- Sincerely- Langston Hughes New York Feb. 23, 1960." An excellent example in the original dust jacket. Roth 101, Parr & Badger, The Photobook I, 242; The Open Book, 160. The hardcover is much more uncommon than the wrapper edition. Acknowledged as the most influential black writer of his generation, and as one of the greatest American poets of all time here composed a fictional story to accompany DeCarava’s images, creating a lyrical tale about imaginary characters to go with photographs of real people" (Roth, 138). Hailed as "an important step forward" in the history of photobooks, Sweet Flypaper of Life proved especially significant in its "design, featuring a pacy, cinematic style. It… Read more
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

by DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston.

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second hand - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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Hardcover
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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NY:: Simon and Schuster,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. Black and white photographs throughout. Stated first printing. Very good in a very good (moderate edge wear with a few small chips, age toning) dust jacket with original $2.95 price on front flap. ; 98 pages .
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Hughes, Langston; Roy DeCarava [Photographs]

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  • near fine
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second hand - Near Fine
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First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue bound in publisher's original black paper-covered boards over white cloth spine lettered in black. Near Fine with ding to top edge of upper board, toning and musty odor to pages. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with price blacked out and a small crossed-out marking nearby, toning, light soiling, light edge wear and a light stain down the front spine joint. A nice survival of this fragile jacket. DeCarava had won a 1953 Guggenheim Fellowship to photograph African American life in Harlem. It was a chance meeting on a Manhattan street corner in which DeCarava showed his photographs to Hughes. Hughes was so enamored with these photographs he immediately took them to his publisher, who agreed to publish them so long as Hughes wrote accompanying text. The result, a beautiful and vibrant visual encapsulation of life in 1950s Harlem, strung together with a textual narrative by a leading light… Read more
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Roy De Carava and Langston Hughes

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  • near fine
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second hand - Near Fine
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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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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DeCarava, Roy and Hughes, Langston

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second hand - Good
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Paperback
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Rosscarbery, Cork
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Paperback. Good. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition. Good. With Langston Hughes' card attached to front cover by a paperclip, upon which is inscribed 'Happy Hoildays!' in Hughes' favoured green ink, together with a picture postcard handwritten by Hughes to John Wakeman in which he describes a visit to the Durems (poet Ray and his second wife) in San Francisco, postmarked 24 Feb 1956. Hughes had sent John Wakeman The Sweet Flypaper of Life as a Christmas present. From the library of John Wakeman. Spine and edges to cover toned, spine rubbed, some small rust stains to cover, inside cover and page three from a paperclip, disturbance to first few pages from same paperclip, otherwise in clean condition, binding good.
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by HUGHES, Langston

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second hand - near fine
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First
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New York, New York
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First. paperback. near fine. Beautifully printed photographic illustrations by Roy deCarava. 98 pages, slim 16mo, pictorial wrappers. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1955). First edition, in the preferred soft cover issue.<br/><br/> Landmark collaboration between poet and photographer.<br/><br/>
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Roy deCarava; Langston Hughes

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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second hand - Very good
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Hardcover
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Berkeley, California
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Hill and Wang, 1967. Hardcover. Very good/Good. tall case. First Hill and Wang printing. Inscribed by deCarava on a slip of paper taped to the front endpaper, dated 1986. Dust jacket worn and chipped. Name written on front endpaper.
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DeCarava, Roy and Langston Hughes

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
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second hand - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Hill and Wang, 1967. First printing of this edition. With B&W photos by Roy DeCarava and text by Langston Hughes. A collection of very memorable and well-known photos on life in Harlem. A very good plus unread copy with mild sunning to cover near spine, slight foldwear, some light spotting at edges. Rare. 96 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE

by HUGHES, LANGSTON AND DE CARAVA, ROY

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  • near fine
  • paperback
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second hand - Near Fine
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THE TRUE FIRST, STATED FIRST PRINTING. BEFORE ALL OTHER EDITIONS
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Paperback
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Los Angeles, California
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NEW YORK: SIMON AND SCHUSTER, 1955. THE TRUE FIRST, STATED FIRST PRINTING. BEFORE ALL OTHER EDITIONS. 12MO WRAPS. Near Fine. DE CARAVA, ROY, PHOTOGRAPHER.. <p>A SMALL LOVELY BOOK IN ORIGINAL WRAPS. VISIONARY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY BY DE CARAVA ALONG WITH LANGSTON HUHGES' TEXTUAL SASS AND CRACKLE. A GREAT COMBO AND A GORGEOUS PORTRAIT OF REAL PEOPLE IN 1940S-1950S  NYC/HARLEM.</p>
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DECARAVA, Roy and Langston Hughes

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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New York: Hill and Wang, 1967. First edition thus. Hardcover. A reissue of this classic collaboration. A very important book with text by Hughes and 141 photographs by DeCarava. A close to near fine copy with some tanning to the gutters of the endpapers in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine ends and some sunning to and along the spine. Seemingly quite uncommon.
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DeCarava, Roy (photos) & Langston Hughes (text)

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second hand - Very good copy
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1st
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Pittsford, New York
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New York: Simon & Schuster. Very good copy. 1955. 1st. softcover. 8vo, 98 pp., Wrappers slightly soiled, else about fine. .
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Roy Decarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life
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Roy Decarava and Langston Hughes: The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Decarava, Roy (Photographer)/ Hughes, Langston/ Decarava, Sherry Turner (Foreward By)

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New
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Paperback
ISBN 13
9780999843819
ISBN 10
0999843818
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First Print Pr, 2018. Paperback. New. 4th edition. 98 pages. 7.00x5.00x0.25 inches.
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