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The Sweet Flypaper of Life by  Langston  Roy and HUGHES - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (SKU: 031738)

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston

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  • very good
  • paperback
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

NY: Simon & Schuster. 1955. A Roth 101 title. Photographs by DeCarava; text by Hughes. With an autograph postcard signed by DeCarava, dated in 1982, thanking the recipient for her "lovely and generous" letter. The image on the postcard is one by DeCarava. The card is fine, laid into a very good copy of the wrappered issue of the book, which has a spine lean and rubbing to the joints. Together with the recipient's copy (with her bookplate, also dated 1982) of Roy DeCarava: Photographs, the exhibition catalog from a 1975 show at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Laid into this are a press release and a promotional card for a 1982 show at the Witkin Gallery in New York. DeCarava was an African-American photographer from Harlem whose work was immortalized in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

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Details

Bookseller
Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
031738
Title
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Author
DECARAVA, Roy and HUGHES, Langston
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1955

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Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

All books are First Editions or First American Editions in dust jackets unless otherwise noted and are returnable within 30 days.

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Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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About Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

We deal in rare books, specializing in modern literary first editions. We regularly issue catalogs of Modern Literature and less regularly issue catalogs of Native American Literature, the Literature of the Vietnam War and the 1960s, and Nature Writing. Ken is a former President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. We maintain an office in Hadley, Massachusetts and welcome visitors by appointment. We are always interested in buying rare books, manuscripts, or related material in any of our areas of specialty and are happy to hear from anyone offering such items to us.

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