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"Make good Bread out of this": Rare First Editions Of Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Volumes 1 & 2; Volume one Signed By Julia Child and by Simone Beck and Volume Two signed by Julia and Paul Child
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 by both Julia Child and Simone Beck. Volume two is signed on the half-title page, “Bon appetit! Julia Child” and additionally signed by Paul Child. Volume one and two with drawings by Sidonie Coryn. Drawings by Paul Child. Both are very good in very good dust jackets, inscription to volume one. Typography, binding and jacket design by Warren Chappell. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $9,000.00 Item Number: 122373
Rare autograph note signed by German-American actress Marlene Dietrich to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio; with an 18-page astrological chart created for DiMaggio
Rare autograph note signed by German-American actress Marlene Dietrich to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. The note accompanied an 18-page Astrological Horoscope report by Hollywood astrologer Carroll Righter which Dietrich arranged to have made for DiMaggio. Signed by Righter at the conclusion of the report and with an additional inscription by Dietrich which reads, “M. Righter does not know your name. If you should want to ask him anything specific you must refer to your birth date and place. M.” A close friend of DiMaggio’s, German-American actress Marlene Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a marquee live-show performer. She received several honors from the United States, France, Belgium, and Israel and in 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema. In fine condition. A unique association.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 102561
London: Macdonald, 1954.
First edition of this classic work by the social historian Dorothy Hartley, which is both a cookery book and a history of English cuisine. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with Hartley’s own strong, detailed and lively illustrations. Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original jacket.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 95798
New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2010.
First edition of this indispensable cookbook. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by Alice Waters on the front free endpaper. In fine condition. Photographs by Hirsheimer and Hamilton.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 120937