Knopf, 1961, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Early Edition
CHILD, JULIA, BECK, SIMONE, and BERTHOLLE, LOUISETTE. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, New York: Knopf, 1961. Quarto, October printing (first was in August), pp. xvi, 684, xxxii (index), 2 (notes), printed boards, top edge tinted red. A very early printing of what would become a classic, with the original first edition dust jacket. Extraordinary condition, apparently little used in the kitchen. Condition of this book: Near fine in a good jacket. Jacket is sunned with minor losses at edges, small stain on back panel, flap is not price-clipped. Printed boards fine, leaves' edges have a few minor stains and areas of darkening. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; United States; 1960s; Reference. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53657.