New York: Knopf, 1942.
1st edition, full cloth, with illustrated dust jacket. Specially inscribed and signed by Hughes on the FEP in black fountain pen ink. "A book of light verse. Afro-Americana in the blues mood. Poems syncopated and variegated in the colors of Harlem, Beale Street, West Dallas, and Chicago's South Side" (from the introductory page). A fine collection of poems by this Harlem Renaissance leader. Inscribee's bookplate. Overall fine condition showing only minimal wear, in fine complete (not price clipped) jacket with chips and small tears to the edges. Very uncommon in this condition and signed. Item #6909