Fair. No Dustjacket. 1966. 768 pages. Paperback. Lightly tanned pages and firm binding, with fair tanning on fore-edge. Creasing on back-bottom corners. Covers are acceptable, heavy creasing edge wear and tanning to spine with, fair darkening to rear and moderate creasing to front. A reading copy.
This FINE condition hardback would have been rated NEW, but for slight wrinkling at the head/heel. Text block as NEW has new book look & feel. Dust jacket NOT price clipped, spot on spine, light edgewear. Important Note: The photograph is of this ACTUAL BOOK. 7 x 10". Hardback, printed cloth cover w/unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is rated VG++. Color bright, one tear closed with acid free tape, light edgewear, mark/stain on spine, otherwise crisp. Actual cover shown in the photograph of this listing. This is a fantastic book for serious cook/cookbook collector who does not want to pay the considerably hefty price of a first edition, first printing. The Library of Congress Number printed in this book is: 61-12313.
Very good. No dust jacket. very good. boards have minor spotting o/w has minor bs. bump tips/edge/spine wear. text has minor but noticable spotting to edges o/w clean+ no reminder/names, sq., tight, solid. no dj. a great vintage reference copy. fast... 26 cm. Includes Illustrations.
Coryn, Sidonie. Fine. No dust jacket. Some dog ears and pages 212-213 have newspaper stains from New Rochelle "The Standard Star" March 1971 articles on French Cooking, left and remain in book. Charming. Spine, cover and edges are clean with very slight wear. Volume... 2 volume set. illus.; 26 cm. Includes Illustrations. Vol. 2 by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck.
This FINE condition hardback would have been rated NEW, but for slight wrinkling at the head/heel. Text block as NEW and appears to be UNUSED-has new book look & feel. Dust jacket NOT price clipped. Photograph is SPECIFIC to this listing. Hardback, printed cover on cloth, dust jacket not price clipped, small tears closed w/acid-free tape. Very few copies are available that are nearly NEW and marked FIRST EDITION. If the dust jacket were nearly NEW, the price would be considerably higher. So, as shown in the photograph, this is a fantastic, cost effective way to have this classic and fine book for the serious cook and/or cookbook collector. Library of Congress Number: 61-12331. Interestingly enough, this is the same number assigned to the First Volume that Julia Child authored.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is VG++. Dust Jacket has 1/4" closed tear on top front, small chipping on bottom of spine, covered in mylar. Red EPs; price on DJ. is $12.50. Includes Illustrations. 648 pp Vol. 2 by Julia Child and Simone Beck.
Very Good + No Jacket. First edition stated, with author's note dated August 1961, hardcover, very light bumps to spine ends, slight lean, touch of soiling to covers, stray pencil mark to for-edge, otherwise bright and clean, a VG+ copy without dustjacket.
Near fine. Black & white drawings by Sidonie Coryn. 684p. + index. Large 8vo, off-white cloth with fleur de lys pattern; tiny bit of rubbing at the head of the spine & the corner tips. New York: Knopf, 1961. First Edition. Scarce first printing of Julia Child' first book. Laid in is the front cover of the dust jacket including flap, in very good condition, with the color illustration of gigot roti.
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Sep 3, 2009
art of french cooking
speedy delivery, book arrived in condition as described. Would definately recommend to a friend.
Apr 10, 2009
Julia Child Rocks!
I had to get this early edition book after reading Julia Child's "My Life in France" in which she explains how this "cookery book" came to being. This tome uses precise language yet it retains all of Julia's wit and charm. As a reference, it is very user friendly and unintimidating because Julia is there guiding every step. It is not just a cook book but a piece of culinary history.
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