Item #32506 Our Grandmothers. Maya Angelou.
Our Grandmothers.
(Black Lives)

Our Grandmothers.

Biggers, John (illus.)

(N.p.): Limited Editions Club, (1994). Folio. (14)ff. One of 400 copies. Signed by the author and artist. Angelou requested that, for this first edition, her poem be illustrated by her favorite artist, John T. Biggers. Biggers' images are totemic, enshrining ancestral traditions in iconographic and dynamic drawings. Like Angelou's poetry, they reach into the past and stretch into the future, emphasizing the necessary continuity of family on which Black culture so often relies. Typeset by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry, and printed by Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress on paper specially formulated for this book by H. M. P. Mill from a blend of rags, cotton pulp, and bits of raw cotton. Bound by John von Isakovics at the Jovonis Bindery in red linen. Limited Editions Club Newsletter announcing the book laid in, lightly creased. Housed in a matching clamshell box. Staining to corners from black paper lining of the box, else a fine copy. Item #32506

Price: $2,500.00

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