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LANGSTON HUGHES
(1902 - 1967) Black American writer and poet who gained recognition with his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". Fine association signed book Fight For Freedom The Story of the NAACP, W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1962, probable first edition, boldly inscribed on the front flyleaf: "Inscribed especially for Lloyd Garrison - a freedom fighter in the great tradition. Sincerely, Langston Hughes New York, August 1, 1962". Additionally, on the back of the (slightly worn) dust jacket, Hughes adds an initialed note beneath his portrait: "This photo of me on the back was no doings of mine. God forbid! I was in Africa when this jacket was made. L.H.". Inscription on jacket a bit rubbed, and as stated the jacket bears a few tiny tears and typical wear, whereas the book itself is fine. Dedicatee Garrison could very well have been a descendant of the fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.
Estimate $ 250-350

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