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Fields of Wonder

Fields of Wonder

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Fields of Wonder

by Hughes, Langston; Marius Flothius [Association]

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf / A Borzoi Book, 1947 First printing of the first edition, original publisher’s teal cloth, yellow top edge; in original dust jacket; written while Hughes was a visiting writer in residence at Atlanta University, containing over 70 poems including “Border Line” that was submitted by Hughes for the 1962 anthology Poet’s Choice. A presentation copy from Langston Hughes to Marius Flothius: “Especially for / Marius Flothius / with my thanks for your excellent / musical settings / of my poems, / Sincerely / Langston Hughes / New York, November 1, 1955.” Additionally, loosely laid-in is a brochure for Hughes’ “The Rhythms of the World” and a single page carbon copy of Hughes’ short poem “Cross.” Marius Flothuis (1914–2000) was a Dutch composer who set six of Hughes’ poems to music. Shallow crimping to cloth spine ends, the very tip of the bottom back corner slightly softened, and light toning to the end-pages, else book in fine condition; dust jacket spine panel toned with light chipping at extreme ends, closed tear to rear panel near head of spine, and mild toning to back cover margins.


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Fields of Wonder
Hughes, Langston; Marius Flothius [Association]
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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
Alfred A. Knopf / A Borzoi Book
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New York
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Poetry, Literature, African-American, Afro-American, Black Literature, Lincoln University, Harlem Renaissance, Jazz, Music, Signed Association Copy.

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