INSCRIBED BY MAYA ANGELOU
ANGELOU, Maya. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table. New York: Random House, (2004). Octavo, original pink paper boards, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of Angelou’s cookbook and memoir, boldly inscribed by her in the year of publication across the title page: "S—— S——, Your Mother Joan wishes you Joy. So do I. Maya Angelou. 10/2004."
Angelou celebrates the many connections between memory and food, peppering recipes for such dishes as caramel cake, bread pudding, braised short ribs, pork chops, minestrone soup, gazpacho and chakchouka (Moroccan stew) with always vivid and often moving stories from her life and travels. Illustrated with 15 full-page color photographs.
A fine inscribed copy.