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New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 114 pages; VG/G-; spine orange with blue titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50', sun-fading to spine, firm tape reinforcement along inside of top and bottom edges, hinges, causing some small pressure marks to the jacket; signed 'Sincerely Langston Hughes' on the ffep; ownership to half-title; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 224 pages; VG/VG-; spine black with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.50', some mild chipping and wear, including inch long closed tear to upper front hinge, some chipping to edges; small blue pen line to front cover; Inscribed on the ffep by Langston Hughes "Especially for Mrs. Lisle Carter - with the sincere regards of - Langston Hughes New York Sept 30, 1962"; with business card of Eunice Carter loose within; scarce signed; shelved case 1.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 89 pages; VG; bound in colorful paper covered boards over black cloth spine, faded titling to spine; some rubbing and wear, particularly along extremities; bookstore label to front pastedown; binding slightly shaken; CX consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 240pp.; VG; spine green with black and red lettering; fore spine edge has been repaired with tape; corners bumped; water stain to lower fore corner of text block, does not impact text; paper browned; Inscribed by Hughes to Maude Lassiter, dated May 5, 1953, on ffep; stated first printing; shelved case 2.
New York: Hill and Wang, 1965. First edition. Octavo; 1st edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, light toning to spine, light peripheral toning, smudging on front; Boards in yellow cloth, slight wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has inscription in ink on front pastedown, slight peripheral toning to page edges, else clean and tight; x, 180 pages.
New York: Hill and Wang, 1994. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, multicolored with white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and orange paper to boards, slight blemishes to cloth at front hinge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxii, 218 pages.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1973. Fourth Revised Edition. Quarto; VG-/G-; yellow spine with black text; fourth revised edition; slightly sunned spine to dust jacket; several chips to edges; light smudges to rear; fore edges slightly misaligned; cloth has light exterior wear; light sunning to spine; mild sunning to head and tail edges; strong, straight boards; textblock exterior edges show slight wear; newspaper article taped to fep; mild offset to front pastedown; illustrated; interior pages clean; good, intact binding; pp 377.
New York: Crown Publisher's, Inc., 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 316 pages; VG-/none; quarter bound in publisher's beige cloth, red paper boards, brown titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing; Inscribed and Signed by Langston Hughes on the ffep in his characteristic green ink to Lisle Carter Jr., and additionally signed by Meltzer directly below; scarce found signed; shelved case 1.
New York: Hill and Wang, 1961. First Edition. 8vo., x, 245pp.; VG/VG; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, bumping and chipping to corners, minor rips to top edge, tear to tail of spine and crack running up spine; price uncut; Inscribed by Hughes on ffep "to/Maude/Sincerely/L.H./'61"; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Octavo, 77 pages; VG/VG-; spine soiled white, with blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; small chips missing at corners of flap folds; small closed tear at upper edge of jacket front; two-inch crease at upper edge of jacket front; two small closed tears at lower edge of jacket front; small chips missing from crown and tail of jacket spine; small closed tear to lower edge of jacket back; multiple small soiled spots at jacket back; some age toning to jacket overall; price uncut '$2.00'; inscribed by Hughes at front free endpaper; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved Case 0.
Westport, CT: Negro Universities Press, 1970. Reprinted. Larger Octavo; pp 48; G; green spine with silver text; quarterly publication; no jacket; cloth has modest wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; slight sticker residue to spine; text block exterior edges have light wear; previous owner's name to ffep; ex-library stamped date to rear endpaper; interior clean; broken hinges, as is; illustrated.