NY: Knopf, 1927. First Edition, second printing. 8vo, pp. 90. A very good copy of the author's scarce second book. See Dickinson 2. Item #52642
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].