Rare First Editions Of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Volumes 1 & 2; Both Volumes Signed By Julia Child and Volume one signed by Simone Beck

  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2.

Item Number: 89632

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961 & 1970.

First editions of both volumes of this classic cook book. Quarto, 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Volume 1 is signed on the half-title page, “Bon Appetit Julia Child” and by Simone Beck. Volume two is signed by Julia Child on the half-title page. Volume one and two with drawings by Sidonie Coryn. Both are fine in near fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, rare signed in both volumes.

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).