Props: ‘Montage Of A Dream Deferred’ 1951, Signed By Langston Hughes

April 17, 2016

41DPgpJdK8L._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_A wonderful Harlem collectible found on Amazon, a signed copy of Montage Of A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes in 1951 published by Henry Hall and Company, New York.

The 75 page book has the publisher’s black cloth cover, the lettering is stamped in red on the spine. The dust jacket is lightly dust-soiled, wrinkled and chipped along the edges, and split along front joint.

The writing is a book-length work of poetry, in Hughes’s signature jazz style, addressing Civil Rights and other social concerns in Harlem.


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The book is signed in Langston Hughes elegant hand, on the inside front pages (see above) signed by the author in black ink:

For Catherine –

Sincerely,

Langston

 

Alabama State,

Montgomery,

February 13,

1951

During this time in the end of the 1940’s and the beginning of the 1950’s Hughes was corresponding with Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King, Jr., amongst others.


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Price: $ 175.00 

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