America's best-loved culinary expert brings together her most "magnifique" French recipes in a lavish new trade edition of her classic cookbook. The featured recipes are slightly simplified versions of the classic ones in Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." of photos.America's best-loved culinary expert brings together her most "magnifique" French recipes in a lavish new trade edition of her classic cookbook. The featured recipes are slightly simplified versions of the classic ones in Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." of photos.Read Less
Fair. I rated book acceptable because of several tears at edge. Book has no markings or writing to cover or text. If used was lightly used as there is really no reader crease. Slight wave to book from improper storage.
Very Good. New York: Knopf, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. 424 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Light edge wear with a pull tear at the head of the spine. Jacket has light edge wear and toning.
Very Good. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. 424 pp. Very good, in very good unclipped jacket. Gift inscription on half title page. Photograph pages lightly toned. Jacket edges have minor sunning.
Good. New York: Knopf, 1968. Eighth printing (1972). Hardcover. 424 + xvii pp. Good, in a good unclipped jacket. A touch of edge wear. Tape residue on the front free endpaper and verso of the half-title page. The previous owner has made notations on purchasing bacon on one of the prelims. Jacked sunned with some soil. A few small chips and tears to the edges. The rear flap's bottom corner is creased. Signed "Bon Appetit! / Julia Child" on a card tipped in on the half-title page.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author Incribed (by Julia), "To Don, Happy Turkey! " and signed by Julia Child as well as by Paul Child, who did the drawings and photos for this book. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Book has just a trace of edgewear at corner tips and spine-ends, and there's penciled price erasure on the half-title page. Otherwise a lovely copy. Dust jacket has the original Neiman Marcus price sticker on the rear flap. There's a hint of a crease on the front flap and a tiny split (one-sixteenth-inch) at the upper corner of the front panel. Fourteenth printing (1982).
This is a wonderful recipe collection. I used to own it and it was lost when we moved. I was very happy to find a copy at A Libris
Aug 25, 2011
Arrived in good condition and as advertised.
Arrived in good condition and as advertised.
I found it useful and interesting reading.
Dec 3, 2009
This book is great. I purposely bought an old copy and it is such fun to read.
Oct 16, 2009
My Wife Loves It
I didn't get this book for myself, so understand that this review is second-hand. I got it for my wife as part of a Julia Child theme birthday gift (she got the pearls, too) after I had taken her to see the movie "Julie & Julia". She couldn't put it down and was noting pages and recipes while wearing her new pearls. It is a very unique cookbook as you would expect from Julia Child. Any cook (or kook) would love it.
Sep 28, 2009
Are you hooked on Julia Child since the movie?
If you have been ordering the old French Chef TV series to watch, purchasing a lot of eggs, butter and cream, this is the book you want. I am enjoying it a lot. It isn't just recipes from the TV series, it has a lot of background on Julia and how the series was produced. Not all of this was in Julie and Julia, the new movie. I tend to read cookbooks as novels and collect vintage cookbooks so I see history in the making in them. Since we have been watching The French Chef series we weren't writing out the recipes, except now we see they aren't all in this book. That was disappointing. But it does say which show # a recipe is from. We have been cooking from the book and find it a delight. Being a pocketbook paperback with a tight binding doesn't make it easy to lay out and read the recipe. But all in all, it is a delight to cook and eat these lovely recipes and read the stories that come along with it. A little more fun is that the recipe titles are in English and French so we are picking up a little French, and think we are sounding quite cosmopolitan to boot. Voila!
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