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    Inscribed by Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes. Simple Speaks His Mind. [New York]: Simon and Schuster, [1950]. First edition. Inscribed by Langston Hughes: "For my friends, / Dr. and Mrs. / "Tex" Burnett, / from an "ole Lincoln- / ite" / Langston / New York, / November 27, / 1950." With original mailing label laid in from Hughes in New York to "Dr. J.M. Burnett" in Fort Worth, Texas. Octavo. Viii, 231, [1] pages. Publisher's green cloth stamped in black and gilt. Original pictorial dust jacket. Top edge stained gray-green. Jacket with minor chipping and browning, and starting to split along the lower front joint. Page edges slightly browned. Altogether, a very good copy with a nice Hughes inscription.

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    February, 2012
    8th Wednesday
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