THE FIRST BOOK OF THE WEST INDIES
New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1956. Robert Bruce. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1st printing, stated. A Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. Square 8vo., illustrated with numerous color drawings. Yellow cloth in green illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket is price-clipped, and has had its rear flap cut away/ But, it has been well-preserved, with sharp edges and bright, vibrant color. The dj is now protected in a newer mylar sleeve. Scarce in the jacket. Very Good / Very Good. Item #25024
James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote novels, short stories, plays, poetry, operas, essays, and works for children.