Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle, Julia Child, Mastering The Art Of French Cooking, NY, Knopf, 1963, 1st, 4th printing, 684 + 32 page index. VERY GOOD/GOOD Small discoloration on bottom edge of pages. Glue residue on inside front page from missing nameplate. Very tight pages, clean content and sound binding. Jacket has some discoloration and small tears along top and bottom edge.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Vol. 1 w/dust jacket)
This is the first of the Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbooks (before Julia Child’s career took off and she received top billing on the second volume of this series). 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, Julia Child became a darling of audiences almost from the moment she made her debut in 1963 at the age of 50.” (New York Times). Listed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923.