Shakespeare in Harlem. 

New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1942.

8vo, pp. [14], 124, [2], with scratchboard illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer; a very good copy in the publisher’s black cloth, orange spine (sunned), wanting the dust-jacket; bookplate of Hughes’s friend and creative collaborator, the BBC broadcaster D. G. Bridson.


US $1220€1152

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First edition of this wartime collection of poems, inscribed shortly after Hughes and Bridson met for the first time: ‘For Geoffrey Bridson, with the friendship, and regards of Langston Hughes. New York, January 28, 1944’.

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