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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

by Roy deCarava; Langston Hughes

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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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