NY: Knopf, 1927. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 90. Cloth backed boards, spine faded, front hinge tender, a very good copy of the author's scarce second book. Dickinson 2. (issued in an edition of only 1546 copies). Item #52639

Fine Clothes to the Jew, published midway through Hughes' college career, concentrated on Negro folk music. As Charles S. Johnson observed, the poems ... were a departure ... [and] marked a final, frank turning to the folk life of the Negro, striving to catch and give back to the world the strange music of the unlettered Negro " his Blues'"[Dickinson p. 47].

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