Mastering the Art Of French Cooking

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

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.

First edition identification

The first edition of the first volume, published in 1961 by Knopf in patterned white boards and a blue and white pictorial jacket states "First edition" on the copyright page. The first of the second volume was not published until 1970 in similarly patterned boards and a dark blue and white jacket, and also states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Both are highly collectible, and as with most cookbooks, copies in nice condition with a jacket are uncommon. Childs' signature adds considerable value to each and in fact even early printings can be quite valuable with the authors' signatures.

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume I & II

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

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1970
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

by CHILD, Julia; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle.

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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. A handsomely bound copy of Child's first cookery book First edition, first printing, of the first volume; the second volume was published in 1970. The success of volume 1 resulted in Julia Child being given her own television show, The French Chef, one of the first cooking programs on American television. Large octavo.… Read more
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking [November, 1961]

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

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1961
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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck

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1966
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First Edition; Thirteenth Printing
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

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

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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1961
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Fourth Printing, September 1963]

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1963
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking: The Essential Cooking Classics

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by Simone Beck Louisette Bertholle Julia Child

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking: 2 Vol Box Set

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Tenth Printing)

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1965
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Volume One and Two SET

by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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1976
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by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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1973
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

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

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

by BECK, Simone, Louisette Bertholle, Julia Child

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1965
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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING Volume Two

by CHILD, JULIA, LOUISETTE BERTHOLLE, SIMONE BECK

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (50th Anniversary)

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

by Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume One

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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1964
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 1)

by Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle, Julia Child

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING.. (VOLUME ONE .;. VOL 1...I) ...THE CLASSIC THAT HAS CHANGED FOREVER THE WAY AMERICA COOKS" cover sub title

by CHILD, JULIA ..BECK, SIMONE..BERTHOLLE, LOUISETTE

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 1)

by Julia Child; Simone Beck; Louisette Bertholle

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