THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE, by Roy DeCarava; Langston Hughes - 1984 [Signed]


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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
  • VS20150915

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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Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Photography
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Publisher: Howard University Press
Place of Publication: Washington DC
Year Printed: 19840000
Author: Roy DeCarava & Langston Hughes
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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