The Sweet Flypaper of Life (With Publisher's Printing Error)
by Langston Hughes and Roy De Carava
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. The 1955 stated 1st edition, in its less common hardback. This copy, while perfectly presentable and attractive, includes a publisher's printing error (in which the image of the front cover has been printed over what should have been the copyright and dedication pages). In spite of this, solid and VG, with a band of light offsetting to the top and bottom edges. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings apart from the publisher's printing error. And in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing along the spine and several small closed tears at the panel edges. 12mo, a brilliant fusing of text and image, with Langston Hughes's narrative accompanying Roy De Carava's rich gravures. (Inventory #: 16763)
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