"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients": First Edition of The French Chef Cookbook; Signed by Famed Chef Julia Child
The French Chef Cookbook.
Item Number: 36032
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
First edition of Julia Child’s second book. Octavo, original boards, blue topstain. Signed by the author on the title page, “Bon Appetit! Julia Child.” Fine in a near dust jacket with a few small a closed tear to the rear. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs by Paul Child. Jacket design by Dick Adelson.
The French Chef Cookbook includes all the recipes that Julia Child demonstrated on her first public television series, The French Chef -- the one hundred and nineteen shows that made Julia a household name and changed forever the way Americans cook.
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First Edition of Julia's Kitchen Wisdom Essential Techniques And Recipes From A Lifetime Of Cooking; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
First edition of this collection of recipes by Julia Child. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Julia Child on the half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Front of the jacket photograph by Micheal McLaughlin. Book photograph by Paul Child.
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
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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
First edition of this introduction by Julia Child to sixteen master chefs. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, with more than 80 photographs in full color. Signed by the author on the title page, “Bon apetit Julia Child.” Very good in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
"BON APPETIT!": FIRST EDITION OF FROM JULIA CHILD’S KITCHEN, INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD AND SIGNED BY PAUL CHILD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
First edition of Child’s fourth book. Octavo, original pictorial coated cloth boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Bon Appetit to Diane Macfarland Julia Child.” Additionally signed by the illustrator in the year of publication, “Paul Child 25 Nov. 1975.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Photographs and Drawing by Paul Child.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
First edition of this classic collection of golf stories by John Updike. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Updike on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Paul Szep.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Warner Books, 1983.
First edition. Inscribed by the author to Gloria Steinem on the half-title page, “To Gloria, I have admired you and your work for a very long time! To a good friendship with best wishes! Ruth Westheimer.” An excellent example in very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. A nice association.
Edinburgh: R. & R. Clark, 1875.
First edition of this rare and early work on golf. Quarto, original green cloth. With 9 plates from paintings, engravings, etchings, including 2 duotone lithographs, 1 color plan of the golf course over St. Andrew’s links and frontispiece, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings throughout the text; title page with decorative gilt margins; decorative initials. Illustrations by Clark Stanton, C.A. Doyle and G. Aikman. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Rare and desirable in this condition, as most examples have been rebound.