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.
Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; & Bertholle, Louisette.$9,500.00
Item Number: 98354
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 title page by both Julia Child and Simone Beck. Volume two is signed by Julia Child on the title page. Volume one and two with drawings by Sidonie Coryn. Drawings by Paul Child. Both are fine in near fine dust jackets, contemporary inscription to the half-title page of volume one. Typography, binding and jacket design by Warren Chappell. An exceptional set, rare signed in both volumes and in this condition.
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).