HUGHES, Langston HUGHES, Langston

ASK YOUR MAMA : 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ

Knopf, New York : 1961 First Edition. Oblong octavo (19 x 23cm). 92pp. Exceptional full-colour expressionist style paper boards over an off-white linen spine lettered in black to spine; blind-stamped logo “Borzoi Books” to back boards; a few tiny specks of colour loss along bottom edge; text block printed on...

Knopf, New York : 1961 First Edition. Oblong octavo (19 x 23cm). 92pp. Exceptional full-colour expressionist style paper boards over an off-white linen spine lettered in black to spine; blind-stamped logo “Borzoi Books” to back boards; a few tiny specks of colour loss along bottom edge; text block printed on...

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Knopf, New York : 1961 First Edition. Oblong octavo (19 x 23cm). 92pp. Exceptional full-colour expressionist style paper boards over an off-white linen spine lettered in black to spine; blind-stamped logo “Borzoi Books” to back boards; a few tiny specks of colour loss along bottom edge; text block printed on pink paper with brown and blue lettering (on alternating pages); dedicated to “Louis Armstrong - the greatest horn blower of them all”; geometric decorations by Vincent Torre to introduce each of 12 poems; unmarked; clean and crisp inside; in Torre designed dust-jacket, which has a few nicks on bottom of spine and edges, otherwise a fine copy in the dust-jacket. An undeniably cool book, which matches Hughes’ evocation of jazz compositions with sympathetic book design. Presented with a record pressed by Buddah Records called THE BLACK VERSE : LANGSTON HUGHES : 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ on which Langston Hughes reads his jazz-poem ASK YOUR MAMA, a fine copy of the LP.

Knopf, New York : 1961 First Edition. Oblong octavo (19 x 23cm). 92pp. Exceptional full-colour expressionist style paper boards over an off-white linen spine lettered in black to spine; blind-stamped logo “Borzoi Books” to back boards; a few tiny specks of colour loss along bottom edge; text block printed on pink paper with brown and blue lettering (on alternating pages); dedicated to “Louis Armstrong - the greatest horn blower of them all”; geometric decorations by Vincent Torre to introduce each of 12 poems; unmarked; clean and crisp inside; in Torre designed dust-jacket, which has a few nicks on bottom of spine and edges, otherwise a fine copy in the dust-jacket. An undeniably cool book, which matches Hughes’ evocation of jazz compositions with sympathetic book design. Presented with a record pressed by Buddah Records called THE BLACK VERSE : LANGSTON HUGHES : 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ on which Langston Hughes reads his jazz-poem ASK YOUR MAMA, a fine copy of the LP.

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