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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (SIGNED) by  Simone  Louisette; Beck - Hardcover - 4th Printing - 1963 - from Dale Steffey Books and Biblio.com

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (SIGNED)

by Child, Julia; Bertholle, Louisette; Beck, Simone

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Julia Child on half-title page - "For Jim and Beth Armsey - Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit ! Julia Child". James W. Armsey ( 1918-2008) was the Ford Foundation executive who oversaw grants to universities and colleges in the 1960s, with the only requirement that they had to raise matching funds from other sources. At his urging the Foundation added the requirement that the colleges and universities could not bar black students. This change caused a number of them, including Duke University, Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Tulane University, and several major private colleges, to admit black students for the first time. 4th printing of the first edition, published September, 1963. Very Good, old tape residue front end pages from old articles no longer present, page block showing some separation at head of spine. In a Very Good dust jacket, 1" x 1" chip bottom corner front panel, smaller chips at spine ends and flap folds.spine sunned. A significant Presentation Copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY the fabulous Julia Child. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 4th Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Tall 8vo. Presentation Copy.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American Julia Child, and Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle both of France. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2).




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