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Mastering the art of French cooking by  Louisette  Simone; Bertholle - First edition, second printing (stated) - 1961 - from Calvello Books (SKU: 91416)

Mastering the art of French cooking

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Mastering the art of French cooking

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

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New York: Knopf, 1961. First edition, second printing (stated). Hardcover. Protective Brodart over original DJ ; very slight wear to top of DJ, about one and a half inch tear to front DJ-top corner, three less than quarter-inch tears to front DJ-top edge, three small chips to bottom of spine ; a few board corners gently bumped, gentle wear to spine foot and head, with spine lightly sunned, ink ownership signature to front pastedown; overall nice clean copy with tight binding. Near Fine(+) in Very Good faintly sunned DJ.. Quarto in multicolored DJ; xxxii, 684 p, b&w illus ; 26 cm. Title page states "1961" ; copyright page states "Published Oct 16th, 1961", with no subsequent dates. Bottom of front DJ flap states "1061" in red. No explicit statement of First Edition. We presume this is a true first edition. Stated second printing. Not a book club (no telltale markings). || Cooking, French.

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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Bookseller
Calvello Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
91416
Title
Mastering the art of French cooking
Author
Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Protective Brodart over original DJ ; very slight wear to top of DJ, about one and a half inch tear to front DJ-top corner, thre
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition, second printing (stated)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1961

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