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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck

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This first edition copy is sound with a tight hardcover binding, decorated in a fleur-de-lis repeating pattern with red title box on the front cover. The title, authors' surnames are repeated on the spine in a similar box, and spine is faded from sunlight with a 3/4" vertical tear at the top. No marks or writing in text, no bumps or blocking on boards. Volume is solid and straight with clear interior. Back panel of the original dust jacket tipped in at rear board.


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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Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck
Fleur-de-lis decorated hardcover, tight
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Alfred A. Knopf
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Date Published
684, plus index
French cooking, Child

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First Edition
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Indicates that the affected part of the book has been impacted in such a way so as to cause a flattening, indention, or light...
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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