Rare First Editions Of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Volumes 1 & 2; Both Volumes Signed By Julia Child
Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2.
Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; & Bertholle, Louisette.$6,500.00
Item Number: 31009
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961-70.
First editions of both volumes of this classic cook book. Quarto, 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Volume 1 is signed by “Bon Appetit Julia Child” on a bookplate. Volume two is inscribed by and dated in the year of publication by Julia Child on the half title page. Both copies are in near fine condition in near fine dust jackets. A very nice set, rare signed in both volumes.
Julia Childs 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).