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												Mastering the Art of French Cooking by  Julia  Louisette; Child
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1961
		 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941051)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette; Child, Julia

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  • near fine
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  • First
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Julia Child and and Simone Beck with a brief inscription on the first blank sheet. Bound in publisher's original white cloth decorated with red Fleur-de-lis and blue stars with titles blocked in red, and top of pages stained red; lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine with fading to spine, light spotting and small indent to textblock edge slightly affecting the margins of several pages. A lovely copy of the true first edition of this wildly popular cook book, signed by two of its three authors.

Synopsis

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American author Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, both of France. Written for the American market, it was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2). Widely credited with bringing French cuisine into the American home, it has since become a standard in the culinary world. Originally, a third volume was planned but Child lost interest in the project as her television career took off and so Simone Beck published separately what would have been the third volume as Simca's Cuisine .

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140941051
Title
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Author
Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette; Child, Julia
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1961

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

Glossary

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
jacket
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