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Carl Sandburg
ASSOC. COPY 1918 CORNHUSKERS CARL SANDBURG PERSONAL COPY OF LANGSTON HUGHES RARE
Henry Holt and Company, 1918. [SIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION COPY] CORNHUSKERS. Carl Sandburg. New York: HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY, 1918. First Edition, First State of the author's third book, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1919. 8vo. x, 147 p. A fair copy lacking dustjacket, exhibiting heavy edgewear, both boards stained, lacking backstrip, lower board hanging on, fragile; textblock with tidemark to couple pages, spotting to block edges. This was the personal copy of a young Langston Hughes, with his penciled ownership inscription to f.f.e.,"JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES"; contemporary, illustrated bookmark laid-in, "RICHARD LAUKHUFF/ 41 TAYLOR ARCADE/ CLEVELAND" (Hughes haunting this Cleveland bookstore is well documented); a couple poems are lightly checked in pencil; original penciled drawing tipped-in at the end of FIRE DREAMS, p. 113; final three leaves and lower pastedown with other Sandburg poems and article regarding him glued/tipped-in. James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin Missouri. His parents divorced when he was a young child, and his father moved to Mexico. He was raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen, when he moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her husband, before the family eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Here his writing talent was recognized by his high school teachers and classmates, and Hughes had his first pieces of verse published in the Central High Monthly, a sophisticated school magazine. His much respected English teacher, Ethel Weimer, introduced him to poets such as Carl Sandburg, Amy Low … [Click Below for Full Description]
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