First Edition of Ma Gastronomie; Inscribed by Mary Louise Point
Item Number: 72015
Paris: Flammarion, 1969.
First edition of this posthumously published work by the legendary chef, who is considered to be the father of modern French cuisine. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Warmly inscribed by Mary Louise Point on the half-title page to Richard Sajbel, a Woodrow Wilson scholar who went to France in the 1960’s and returned to Palo Alto in the early 1970’s to teach cooking. Two postcards featuring the exterior and interior of La Pyramide are laid in. Address label of Richard Sajbel on front free endpaper. Introduction by Felix Benoit. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Ma Gastronomie was created from his notes and with 200 hand-written recipes, edited by his wife, Mary Louise, who carried on and maintained Le Pyramide's three star Michelin ranking for many years.