New York: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1942. First Edition. Quarto; xxxi, 256 pages; G+/G-; spine black with pink text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price clipped, as well as roughly an inch off the front flap, cutting into the text, shelfwear including creasing to the bottom edge of the front cover, chipping, open and closed tears, a few small sections of worming, and tape adhesive residue on the inside; full cloth binding mostly unremarkable, but worming holes are present on the spine and rear hinge; textblock clean save for a small scuff to the top edge and two small stains on the fore edge, with faded red top edge dye; illustrated endpapers with graphic patterns, a humanoid silhouette, and Arabic text; four small worm holes visible in the front gutter, two in the rear gutter, one on the front pastedown, two on the rear pastedown, and one on the ffep through to page xiv, but at no point does it intrude upon the text; title page partially detached due to worming; mild foxing visible on some pages; black and white photographs at spreads 32-3, 48-9, 64-5, 80-1, 96-7, 112-3, 128-9, 144-5, 160-1, 176-7, 192-3, and 224-5; small open tear at the lower fore edge corner of page 241; shelved US Regional - South.
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Rio de Janeiro: Secretariat Municipal de Cultural de Rio de Janeiro, 1995. Second Revised Edition. Octavo; VG-/paperback; green spine with black text; second revised edition; Colecao Biblioteca Carioca, volume 32; covers have mild, general wear; some wear to joints; other minor edge wear; binding intact; French flaps; textblock exterior edges show light tone; few notations and underlines inside; illustrated; pp 176; text in Portuguese.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1888. Octavo, 353, , 12 pages ads; VG-; bound in publisher's orange/brown cloth stamped in black, brown, and gilt, spine with gilt titling; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, spine lightly cocked; light bumping to corners, fraying to head and tail of spine; two removed bookplates from front pastedown; ex-library, with blind stamp to frontispiece, pencil numbering to title page, call number to spine, partially removed ex-library bookplate to rear pastedown; small half-moon of worming to front pastedown, front two free endpapers; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
The Ward Ritchie Press, 1967. Limited Edition, Printers copy/250. Large Octavo, 121 pages; VG; quarter bound in black cloth, gilt titling to spine; housed in a partially detached and splitting slipcase; interior clean; One of 250 copies, this copy is unnumbered and labeled as a Printers copy and signed by Charles White on the colophon; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxxi, -464 pagers; G-; bound in publisher's brown cloth, blind stamping to boards, gilt titling to spine; head and tail of spine chipped, upper third of spine partially loose; webbing visible at both gutters; minor exterior worming, one stripe to front board, two to rear board; some interior worming, most pronounced along front gutter, one small bit of worming from frontispiece through vii, 463 through rear pastedown; with three engraved plates, including the engraved frontispiece; Bookplate of James P. Marsh on front pastedown covering two other bookplates, ink name to title page; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Small octavo, , 229 pages; VG; bound in publisher's pictorial brown cloth, gilt titling to spine and front cover; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, strip of discoloration along front board's fore edge; webbing visible at rear gutter; ink ownership to ffep, dated March 1900; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
Springfield, Mass. Willey & Co., 1891. First Edition. Octavo, 565, ; VG; bound in publisher's yellow cloth, decoratively stamped in black and red, spine with black titling; some chipping to head and tail of spine; single pinprick of worming to rear hinge, small amount to rear gutter, extends very slightly through last 7 leaves; Engraved portrait frontispiece and a large number of additional portrait plates; folding plate of Freedom's Journal, large closed tear; bindings loosening, rear gutter more loose than front; JR Consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 206 pages; G-/Fair; Tan spine with red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75', dust jacket with an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine, over a dozen pieces of non-archival tape to both sides of jacket, some severe toning to spine, mild toning to covers, chipping; some separation beginning to rear hinge of jacket; mild foxing, primarily to endpapers and edges of text block; rubbing to edges of boards; ink name to front pastedown; two small worm holes to lower front hinge of jacket, small worming holes into cloth sections of quarter binding, does not impact text block; shelved under front counter.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 191 pages; VG-/G; spine green with dark blue titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price partially cut, with '$2.50' present; dust jacket with an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine, some toning to spine, chipping to head and tail of spine, wear to both hinges, corners; text block severely toned and brittle; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 136 pages; VG/G-; spine olive with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine; jacket toned, splitting along upper rear hinge, foxing to rear cover and interior, chipping to head and tail of spine, upper edge; mild finger-staining throughout; Stated first edition on copyright page; JR consignment; Shelved case 0.
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, light fading to boards; ink ownership to front pastedown; light foxing and toning throughout; binding slightly shaken; JR consignment; shelved case 0.
Los Angeles, California: Anderson & Ritchie: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1948. Limited Edition, 1/500 Copies. Large Octavo, 98 pages; G; bound in publisher's quarter brown cloth with patterned paper boards; spine cleanly detached, still present; some general shelfwear and rubbing, paper rubbed off of corners; mild foxing, primarily to endpapers; Inscribed by Langston Hughes on the ffep in blue ink "Happy Holidays and all good wishes for the New Year" dated XMas 1948 in New York; Limited Edition, 1/500 Copies; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 231 pages; G-/none; bound in publisher's pale blue/green cloth, spine with black label and black and pale blue/green titling; binding with some wear, color bleaching along lower front hinge, tail of spine, lower edge of front board, some fading to spine; water-stain to spine half of top edge of text block, mild water-staining interior restricted to margin; first edition written in ink on the copyright page, impressed onto pressmark page; clipped signature of Langston Hughes pasted onto pressmark page, outline offset onto ffep; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 324 pages; G-/none; bound in publisher's decorated light brown cloth, black titling to spine; moderate shelfwear and rubbing, spine with toning and some staining, head and tail both fraying; bumping to corners; small line of worming to front cover; interior with some mild toning and finger smudges; stamp reading 'first edition' to copyright page; bookplate to front pastedown offsetting onto ffep; Inscribed on the ffep by Langston Hughes in his characteristic green ink, dated Sept. 29, 1959; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 124 pages; VG-/VG-; spine light brown with brown titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar cover, price uncut '$2.50', light toning to edges of rear cover, small closed tears to some extremities; Inscribed on the ffep by Langston Hughes, dated March 5, 1942 in Chicago; tide-marks to spine and adjacent covers of both boards and jacket; pinprick of worming from page 97-end, two small pieces of worming to rear pastedown; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1937. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 286 pages; VG-/none; bound in publisher's orange cloth stamped in black to spine and front board; light bumping and fraying to corners, fraying and chipping to head of spine, fraying to tail of spine, small archival glue repair to tail of spine; front hinge shaken; front pastedown with discoloration from removed bookplate, ffep with matching offsetting; JR consignment; shelved case 3.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 316 pages; G/none; bound in publisher's pale green cloth, black stamping to spine and front board; uneven toning to spine, boards, fraying to head and tail of spine; about the author flap from dust jacket pasted onto front pastedown, some offsetting onto ffep; 'Books and Things' by Lewis Gannett newpaper article pasted onto rear pastedown and frep, glue staining both rear endpapers; ink name on title page, bled onto half-title; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Advance Readers Copy. Octavo, 311 pages; G; bound in publisher's blue/grey printed wraps, plain spine; wraps chipped at corners, fore edge of front wrap, spine cracking, head chipped off, small tide-mark to lower edge of front wrap, lower edge of text block; bookplate to half-title; foxing to first and last gathering; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 301 pages; G+/none; bound in publisher's red and blue striped cloth, larger blue cloth label to spine, white titling; top edge of text block red; mild fading to spine, general shelfwear and rubbing to binding; webbing slightly showing at front gutter; light toning and smudging to text block; shelved case 2.
Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2017. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; dust jacket exterior shows slight shelf wear, minor smudges; first edition, first printing; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; tight binding, straight boards; textblock exterior edges have mild tone; interior clean; pp 333; inscribed by author.
Victoria BC: Trafford Publishing, 2006. First Printing. Octavo; VG/paperback; deep red spine with white text; first printing; covers show minimal exterior wear; light edge wear; fully intact binding; text block exterior fore edge has two slight blue smudges; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 404; inscribed by author Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column B.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976. Large Octavo; 405 pages; G+/G+; Beige spine with black text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, wrinkling along head edge of spine and covers, minor wear to edges; Tearing to cloth along head edge of rear cover, minor wear to edges; Textblock clean; Inscribed by Charles Perdue Jr. on front endpaper; RWO.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; red/white spine with white and red text; first edition; dust jacket exterior shows light soiling, due to handling; cloth exterior has faint smudges; otherwise strong boards and binding; text block exterior edges have some soiling; some underlines and marginalia inside; illustrated; pp 522; inscribed by author; also signed letter by author laid in.
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. Octavo; G+/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket exterior shows modest wear; few grayish streaks to front; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has light wear; one or two tiny brownish spots to exterior; slight edge wear; good, solid binding; straight boards; textblock exterior head edge has slight foxing; other edges have only light wear; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; rear endpaper adhered to rear dj flap; tape mend to page 161; light marginalia to few pages inside; pp 197.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; black spine with white, blue and red text; first edition; dust jacket exterior shows moderate wear; some chips to edges; mild tone to flaps; cloth has slight wear; lightly sunned edges; mildly splayed boards; textblock exterior edges have light foxing; interior clean; pp 503; inscribed to ffep by author.
Garden City NY: The Sun Dial Press, 1943. First Sun Dial Press Edition. Octavo; G/G-; black and blue pictorial spine with off-white text; first Sun Dial Press edition; dust jacket exterior has noticeable wear; cracked front joint; few chips to spine edges; othe slight wear to edges; small sticker to spine; inside jacket illustrated; mylar wrap to jacket; tape remnants to mylar wrap over flaps to head and tail edges; cloth exterior shows some toning to spine as well as head and tail edges, due to aging; fraying wear to edges, mostly to spine edges; boards straight; text block edges show modest toning; tape offsetting to endpapers; interior lightly toned; pp 593.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 343 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white text and a thin red rectangle; dust jacket protected with mylar; price unclipped "$10.00", mild shelfwear, mild discoloration on front and rear cover of dust jacket, small black mark on rear cover, small chip to tail of dust jacket spine, and three streaks of black ink on the rear flap; grey ink stamp reading "R$1.95 A" on blank page before half-title; textblock clean; shelved in African-Americana.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1945. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, tan with cream print on brown banner; Boards in tan cloth, wear to spine caps and corners, spotty stains to front and rear, mild shelfwear; Text block has cracked front hinge, underlining and marginal notation in red pencil; xxxiv, 809 pages.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; off-white spine with black and red text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket exterior shows some soiling wear; mild age toning toward edges; flaps slightly age toned; previous bookshop's two small stickers to front flap; cloth exterior has very light wear; strong boards; textblock exterior edges show modest toning; interior good; illustrated; pp 381.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, 1969. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; dark blue spine with beige text; stated first edition; dust jacket shows some age toning to exterior; spine slightly sunned; few chips to edges; otherwise exterior has slight overall wear; cloth exterior has very mild wear; lightly rubbed edges; good binding; strong boards; textblock exterior head edge colored red; fore and tail exterior edges show light toning; deckled fore edge; interior clean; illustrated; pp 492.
New York, San Diego, London: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1992. First Harcourt Brace Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG-/G+; white spine with red, black and purple text; stated first Harcourt Brace edition, second printing; "10th anniversary" edition; dust jacket exterior shows mild exterior wear; few minor wear to edges; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; tight binding; strong boards; text block exterior edges have little wear; deckled fore edge; interior clean; pp 289.
Boston: Branden Publishing Company, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; blue pictorial spine with white and cream text; first edition; dust jacket lightly sunned, mostly to spine; minor edge wear; otherwise exterior very good; cloth exterior clean; tight intact binding; strong boards; textblock exterior edges show minimal wear; interior clean; illustrated; pp 300; inscribed by author.
New Rochelle NY: Arlington House, 1971. Second Printing. Octavo; G+/G-; blue and pinkish beige pictorial spine with black text; second printing; dust jacket exterior shows moderate shelf wear; lightly sunned spine; few chips to edges; inside jacket illustrated; cloth exterior has slight wear; mild sunning to spine; good, sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have slightly age toned; interior very good; pp 586.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. New American Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's decorated maroon cloth, gilt to spines and front boards; mild shelfwear and rubbing, light fraying to heads of spines, rubbing to tails of spines, light bumping to corners; top edge gilt; patterned endpapers; volume 1 with first page of preface loose but present, light peeling to endpapers and gutter, showing webbing; volume 2 with bumping to lower edge of text block causing tearing and damage from page 145-178; gift inscription to sfep of both volumes, dated 1892; full page illustrations with tissue-guards; shelved case 2.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1942. Octavo; Fair+; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth, tattering to spine caps and corners, small stain at bottom of spine, light blemishes/shelfwear; Text block has library stamp on edges and endpapers, library pocket on front flyleaf, library stamps and markings on title page and dedication page, else clean and tight; ix, 147 pages. Shelved in Netdesk office, on wraparound bookshelf to the right of the first 15's Ephemera sections.
Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Reprint. Thick Octavo; VG-/VG-; white spine with black text; reprinted; originally published in 1968; National Book Award Winner; Bancroft Prize Winner; dust jacket exterior shows slight soiling; cloth exterior has mild wear; lightly rubbed edges; tight binding; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have mild shelf wear; interior clean; pp 651.