Published October 16th, 1961; no other dates. Signed by Julia Child on signature cut lightly adhered at title page: "Julia Child". Patterned fleur-de-lis boards w/turquoise stars, black and white cover and spine titles on crisp orange fields, light shelf wear, toning. Pages very good, clean; no writing.Original first edition jacket, bright w/moderate chip, edge wear, sticker-pull; clipped, protected in new clear sleeve. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell; illustrations by Sidonie Coryn. The original single volume edition. Rare very good October printing preserved in same wrapper. "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food & long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. It breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations bound to increase anyone's culinary repertoire. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
684 pages w/32 page index and a Note About the Author. The item "MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING (1961) JULIA CHILD, SIGNED, OCT. 1ST EDITION" is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mediumisthemessagemedia" and is located in Eugene, Oregon.
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