Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2.
by Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; & Bertholle, Louisette
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961-70. First editions of both volumes of this classic cook book. Quarto, 2 volumes, original illustrated boards. Volume 1 is signed "Bon Appetit Julia Child" on her French Chef plate. Volume two is signed by "Bon Appetit! Julia Child" on the half title page. Both copies are in excellent condition in very good dust jackets. A sharp set, rare signed in both volumes. Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking is arguably the most influential work on French food ever published in the United States. A "self-confessed ham, she became a darling of audiences almost from the moment she made her debut in 1963 at the age of 50" (New York Times). (Inventory #: 15024)
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