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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

Angelou, Maya (James Baldwin)

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New York: Random House, 1969. First edition of Angelou's critically acclaimed first book. Octavo, original first issue book, with the top edge stained red. From the library of writer and close friend of Angelou's James Baldwin's library with his signature to the front free endpaper. Signed by the author, "Joy! Maya Angelou" on the half-title page. After Angelou's close friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in 1968 depression had set in. Her dear friend James Baldwin, or Jimmy and her "brother friend" as she affectionately called him, took her to a dinner party to brighten her spirits, if only for the night. The party was at the home of the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and his wife Judy in late 1968. Everyone in the room began sharing stories about their childhoods, but when it was Angelou's turn to speak, Mrs. Feiffer was blown away by her storytelling. The next day Feiffer called Random House editor Robert Loomis to tell him he should have Angelou write a book. Following ... Read more

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New York: Random House, 1969-2002. First editions, first issues of each volume in Angelou's acclaimed autobiography series. Octavo, 6 volumes. Each are either signed or inscribed by Maya Angelou. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas is inscribed to fellow author Rod McKuen. Fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition and signed. "This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts of all black men and women... I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved... Her portrait is a biblical study in life in the midst of death" (James Baldwin).

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New York: Random House, 1969. First edition of Angelou's critically acclaimed first book. Octavo, original first issue book, with the top edge stained red. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed and dated by Maya Angelou on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. "This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts of all black men and women... I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved... Her portrait is a biblical study in life in the midst of death" (James Baldwin). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century and by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 non ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: BOOK NEAR FINE
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New York: Random House, 1969. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED, ""JOY"" and ""STRENGTH"", BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 1ST PRINTING. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY.

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Norwalk, Conn: Easton Press -, 19992006. Six volume set. Author signed, and inscribed, “Joy!” in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Octavo, gilt-stamped leather, all edges gilt, ribbon-markers, moire endpapers. Fine (As New).

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  • Edition: Signed Limited
  • Book condition: Fine
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Offered here in an exclusive leather-bound, slipcased edition, bearing the signature of the late Presidential Medal of Freedom winning author is Angelou's first and most successful autobiography. Bound in fine genuine leather sealed in publisher's shrink wrap, accented with 22k gold lettering and decorations. Page ends are gilded in 22k gold. Caged Bird is also printed on archival-quality acid-neutral paper, Smyth sewn for strength and durability. Endsheets of moire silk and a permanent satin ribbon page marker.

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  • Edition: Signed Edition; Signed by Author
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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. As New. 1999. Signed Edition; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited edition, SIGNED by the author, Maya Angelou. A wonderful scarce book in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; Poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather, silk moiré end leaves, distinctive cover design, raised bands, accented in real 22KT gold, satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper, sewn pages for strength and durability .

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Angelou, Maya (Marguerite Annie Johnson)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: Random House [1969], 1969. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 281 pp. Price of $5.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Bound in black cloth with a deep red topstain and gold and red lettering on the spine. Angelou's first book, an autobiography detailing her life from her earliest childhood memories through the birth of her son in 1944. An important and powerful work describing her perseverance through experiences of racism and gender violence in the United States. A beautiful copy of this cornerstone work in any collection of 20th century literature, quite difficult to find in such fine condition. Ahearn, Collected Books (4th edition), 75.

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THE FOLIO SOCIETY (January 1, 2000), 2000-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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  • Edition: Signed Limited
  • Book condition: Fine
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A fine leatherbound signed edition, still protected in publisher's original shrinkwrap.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
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New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st state, $5.95 on flap; top edge red; tiny edge tear on jacket else fine; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages .

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  • Book condition: As New
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Easton Press, 2015. Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition. Signed by Maya Angelou together with a certificate of authenticity from Easton Press. Beautiful red leather with gold accents, silk end papers and ribbon marker. Housed in the publisher's red cloth solander case. No limitation stated but apparently one of only 800 personally signed copies presented in the cloth case. Beautiful. . Signed by Author. Full-Leather. As New.

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Random House. DJ in archival cover. . Fine. Hardcover. 1970.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. First state with red topstain. Previous owner name to front free end paper and foxing to edge of page block, else Fine in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. A very sharp copy.

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  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: Random House.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition. 'First issue' with red top stain. Very good+ copy in a very good dust jacket. (Short edge tears and light shelf wear to jacket, including creasing on front flap. Hint of faint damp staining at bottom edge of rear paste down. ) Author's celebrated FIRST book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages .

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  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Providence: Lost Roads Project, 1994. First edition. Loose Sheets. Near Fine. Large single sheet of deckle-edged paper containing an excerpt from Maya Angelou's 1969 classic first novel. Published in 1994 by C. D. Wright and others as part of the Lost Roads Project and published in Fayetteville at the University of Arkansas Press. This broadside along with the others in the portfolio were printed at Brown University. Broadside was designed and with illustration by Walter Feldman. 56 x 48 cm. Faint handling wear, else a fine example. This broadside was originally sold as part of a suite of broadsides associated with the Lost Roads Project, but this broadside is sold separately here. Very attractive piece just waiting to be framed. Edition size not known. This copy is unnumbered and unsigned.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Angelou, Maya and Winfrey, Oprah

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Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition 1969.3rd printing; hardcover + dust jacket, worn, torn, intact; signed/inscribed by author; a few small areas of rubbing, erosion on signed page and copy right page; clean text, no marks or tears; ships with care.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the book; more to tips, corners, and edges of the jacket which has a small chip at the left corner of the upper tip resulting in a corresponding spot of sunning; previous owner's name else clean and unmarked. All 1st state points are present including complete Random Houe number line. First printing, full number line. "Angelou's friend and mentor, James Baldwin, maintained that her book "liberates the reader into life" and called it "a Biblical study of life in the midst of death". According to Angelou's biographers, "Readers, especially women, and in particular Black women, took the book to heart".--Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration, Marcia Ann Gillespie at al. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller& ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Very Good
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Very Good. clean hardcover copy with dust jacket, copyrighted 1969 , B 98, intact.

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1998-09-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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