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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (two-volume set) by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle - Hardcover - 1977-01-01 - from Last Word Books (SKU: 200803001)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (two-volume set)

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (two-volume set)

by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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  • good
  • hardcover
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Alfred A. Knopf, 1977-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards. Binding square and tight. No loose pages or creasing to spine. No highlighting, notation, or remainder marks. Musty smell to both volumes. Volume one has moderate dings to spine and boards. Slipcase has light to moderate shelf wear with fading to panels. First volume is 32nd printing. Second volume is 15th printing. Book is oversized and/or heavy. Additional postage may be required. Last Word Books & Press is an independent bookstore and small press located in Olympia, Washington.


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 (two-volume set)
Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle
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Used - Good
Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published
Cooking, Food, French Cuisine, Julia Child, Simone Beck

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