Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 2.
Child, Julia; Simone Beck.$125.00
Item Number: 2271
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1970.
First edition of the second volume of this classic cooking volume. Folio, original illustrated boards. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
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"How Admirable and Beautiful are Eating and Drinking, and What a Great Invention the Human Digestive System is!" First Edition of Frank Schloesser's The Greedy Book in the Original Cloth
London: Gay and Bird, 1906.
First edition of this early anthology of gastronomy-related short stories. Octavo, original yellow cloth, frontispiece, illustrated, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. In near fine condition. A nice piece of culinary history.
"The Best Way to Learn about Wine is the Drinking": First Edition of Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France; Inscribed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of America’s foremost wine connoisseur’s comprehensive guide to the wines of France. Octavo, original half cloth, with 8 pages of photographs and 22 maps. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ian White who was able to see at Chat. Prieure-L that the 1980’s will be quite promising. Best wishes, Alexis Lichine. Margaux Vendauge 1980.” The recipient, Ian White, received the book during a visit to Lichine’s estate and vineyard in Maurguax, Chateau Prieure-Lichine. Lichine purchased the estate in 1951, the wine produced from its vineyards was classified as one of only ten Fourth Growths in the historic Bourdeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket photograph by Neal Slavin.
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.
New York: Random House, 1982.
First edition of Waters’ first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Alice Waters on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written in collaboration with Linda P. Guenzel. Recipes edited by Carolyn Dille. Designed and illustrated by David Lance Goines.