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Author Signed and Inscribed, THE BIG SEA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LANGSTON HUGHES, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York and London, 1945. Hardcover octavo, 335 top blue edged pages, hardbound in grey cloth with red stamping to front cover and spine, blue lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket wrapped in mylar. Inscription to front end paper reads "Sincerely/Langston Hughes/This book is presented to/Richard Martin Turner, 3rd/For academic achievement and integrity/By the Charleston Association of [Phi Beta Kappa]/June, 1952/Charleston,/1951.". 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1" D.
CONDITION: Overall good condition. Dust jacket with toning, creases, tears, largest 3", areas of loss, largest 2" x 4", and general handling wear (price intact). Covers with shelf wear, rubbing, fading, primarily to edges, corners bumped. Inscription in overall very good, legible condition, slightly effected by acid burn. Scattered minute foxing spots to pastedowns and front and back matter pages, majority of pages in overall very good condition.