"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.
Other Books by this Author
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 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.
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.
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, 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.
"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two": First Edition of Golf Is My Game; Signed By Bobby Jones
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960.
First edition of this classic golfing technique manual. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in full on the half-title page, “Robert T. Jones.” Near fine in a excellent near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Ben Feder.
First Edition of The Conquest of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
First edition of this classic account of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs in full color, and 48 pages in black and white, maps, sketches and drawings. Foreword by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris. The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June. Charles Evans was John Hunt’s deputy leader on the expedition. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. George Lowe helped prepare the route up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On May 28th, Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Hillary and Tenzing as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, May 29th, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lowe went on to direct a documentary film during the expedition, entitled The Conquest of Everest that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. James Morris wrote for The Times, and in 1953 was its correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest Expedition. Fine in a very good dust jacket.