"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between": First Editions of Each Book In Maya Angelou’s Autobiography; Each Signed By Her

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.

$4,200.00

Item Number: 99548

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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