AUTHOR: HUGHES, Langston
TITLE: The First Book of Jazz.
PUBLISHER: NY: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1955.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., illustrated by Cliff Roberts, inscribed by Hughes on the half-title, "Especially for Victor Gollancz - this primer of jazz - Sincerely - Langston Hughes New York, April 4, 1955.", publisher's original gray cloth binding,pictorial pastedowns and endpapers, lacking the DJ.
CONDITION: A VERY GOOD copy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In 1953, for 75 pounds, Victor Gollancz had purchased the British publishing rights to Hughe's "Simple Takes a Wife". For a detailed explanation of their relationship see "The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1941-1967, I Dream a World" By Arnold Rampersad.