I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou, Marguerite Annie Johnson.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

New York: Random House [1969], 1969. First printing. Hardcover. 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. Fine / Fine. Item #00007153

Price: $750.00