Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

“I think every woman should have a blowtorch": Mastering the Art of French Cooking; Signed by Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

CHILD, Julia; Beck.

Item Number: 103422

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.

Early printing of this classic work. Quarto, original patterned boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Julia Child on the half-title page in a contemporary hand, “Best wishes and Bon appetit to Mrs. Robba Julia Child.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell. Drawings by Sidonie Coryn.

Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is arguably the most influential work on French food ever published in the United States. A "self-confessed ham, she became a darling of audiences almost from the moment she made her debut in 1963 at the age of 50" (New York Times).

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