I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, by Maya Angelou - 1969 [Signed, 5th printing, DJ]


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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou 

Fifth printing, signed and inscribed.  New York:  Random House, 1969 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Black cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt title on spine.  Boards show a little egdewear.  Corners are rubbed. 
  • Spine with gilt text is a little cocked; title is bright, ends are softened and bumped.  See photos.  
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some writing in pencil.  See photos.
  • Signed and inscribed on the dedication page.  See photos.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Inside pages exhibit gentle age toning, closed tear at lower right corner  pg. 279, 281.  See photos. 
  • Text block edges have a little dust at head, some foxing.  See photos. 
  • Illustrated DJ has some edgewear at foot, bumping along head with tiny chips and closed tears, some staining to returns.  See photos. 
  • PS2024.0124

281 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches

Very good copy, fifth printing, of the first autobiographical work by American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014).  

Signed by the author, and inscribed to Caroline Seebohm (1940-2023), English-American author and journalist who had a long career writing for Conde' Nast publications.

Fifth printing. 

Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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