The Heart of a Woman. Inscribed by Maya Angelou. First Edition, First Printing. Random House. New York, 1981.

$320.00

Maya Angelou was an undeniable force. She was a poet, memoirist, and activist whose work found admiration across the globe. She followed the tradition of the Harlem Renaissance authors, many of whom she met at various points throughout her life. She worked alongside the most notable Civil Rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr. She was close friends with James Baldwin and Oprah Winfrey. She even mentored Tupac Shakur briefly after meeting him on the set of the film Poetic Justice. A pillar of the Black community, Angelou spoke deliberately and proudly of her culture and era. Her seven-part autobiographical series is perhaps the most celebrated of her works. This inscribed first edition of The Heart of a Woman is the fourth installment. It follows Angelou through incredibly important years in her life, as she raises her son, becomes a published author, delves further into activism, and moves to Africa. Critics generally agree that it is one of her best volumes of work, making it a crucial volume for any Maya Angelou collector.

This inscribed first edition is in near fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, about-fine with only rubbing to spine ends. Text block very nearly fine, only glue residue to gutter of front endpaper. Angelou’s inscription appears on the recto of one front matter leaf. In the original dust jacket, fine.

A wonderfully inscribed first edition of Maya Angelou’s The Heart of a Woman.

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The Heart of a Woman. Inscribed by Maya Angelou. First Edition, First Printing. Random House. New York, 1981.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in