THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE, by Roy DeCarava; Langston Hughes - 1984 [Signed]
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
photography by Roy DeCarava
story by Langston Hughes
Very scarce SIGNED copy, inscribed and signed by photographer DeCARAVA on title page.
FIRST edition THUS. Reprint published by Howard University Press, Washington, DC 1984
Hardback is overall in FINE condition, with a GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 088258152x
- Very scarce signed copy, inscribed and signed by DeCarava on title page
- Cloth boards are in excellent condition
- Binding is secure
- Dust jacket looks very nice behind Mylar cover and is backed with archival paper
- DJ shows 3.25" tear to bottom edge of front
- DJ head of spine and corners show some light scuffing
112 pages. 9.5" by 10.75"
Filled with stunning B&W photos by Roy DeCarava (1919-2009). When Langston Hughes saw the photos he was inspired to add words, creating a narrative to weave it all together. From the jacket: "a heartwarming description of life in Harlem as seen through the eyes of one grandmother, Sister Mary Bradley." Originally published in 1955.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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