Mastering the Art of French Cooking
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Julia Child and Simone Beck on the first blank page. Bound in publisher's original white cloth with red and blue Fleur-de-lees pattern and red topstain. Good. Cloth is soiled and toned, front and rear inner hinges crudely glue-repaired. Notes, clippings and soiling to endsheets. Staining to textblock edges, and occasionally to the pages themselves. A rare copy of the first printing, signed by two of the three contributors. Item #140944454
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