Mastering The Art Of French Cooking [2 Vols, SIGNED]

$3,500.00 inc GST

By Julia Child, Simone Beck & Louisette Bertholle

Rarely found set with both volumes signed by Julia Child

In stock


Very good two-volume set, issued on publication of Vol 2 in publisher’s slipcase [rarely found as such]

  • Vol One
    • Fourth Printing [Alfred A Knopf, 1963]; white cloth boards with red decoration & title block to front, some age-toning to top corner & spine, red topstain faded with a couple marks, moisture stain to bottom corner of page block, bookseller sticker inside rear board; in price-clipped pictorial dustjacket, small chip to front top, slightly bumped
    • Inscribed & Signed by Julia Child to half-title
  • Vol Two
    • First Printing [Alfred A Knopf, 1970]; white cloth with blue decoration & title block to front, in unclipped [$12.50] pictorial dustjacket, faded at spine with large piece missing from top, rear marked
    • Signed by Julia Child on title page
  • Slipcase
    • Blue cardboard with distinctive gold fleur de lys pattern, white block with red titling on one side and promotional blurb on the other, slight shelfwear but excellent
    • Volume One, acknowledged to be one of the great cookbooks of our time, is now joined with its sequel… – from blurb