Angelou | Maya

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

First Edition | First Printing

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Description

The first edition, first printing of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

Octavo, 281pp. [1]. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt and red on spine. Top edge dyed red. Stated “first printing” with publisher’s full number line on copyright page. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Clean text throughout. Light sunning at head of cloth spine. In the publisher’s first issue dust jacket, with $5.95 retail price on front flap and “2/70” code on rear panel. Light shelf wear, faint foxing to verso, vibrant illustrations, a near fine example. Dust jacket designed by Vincent Torre. (Blockson 3069)

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

Random House

Edition

First Edition, First Printing

Date Published

1969

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine

Author

Angelou | Maya

Author Display

Maya Angelou