JULIA CHILD & MORE COMPANY, INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD AND PAUL CHILD
CHILD, Julia. Julia Child & More Company. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Quarto, original patterned cream paper boards, original dust jacket. $1200.
First trade edition of this wonderful cookbook by America's most beloved chef, inscribed by her on the half title, "To Elizabeth, Julia Child," also signed by her husband, Paul Child.
Julia Child's first public television series The French Chef "changed forever the way Americans cook… That learning to cook could lead an American woman to success of any kind would have seemed utterly implausible in 1949; that it is so thoroughly plausible 60 years later owes everything to Julia Child's legacy" (New York Times). Julia Child & More Company, like Julia Child & Company (1978), is a menu cookbook. It features Child's lively commentary throughout (for example, her "growing disillusion with frozen shrimp"). Included are 260 full-color photographs that capture Child in such culinary exploits as wrestling with a 25-pound monkfish or juggling loaves of French bread. Also with illustrations by James Scherer. Issued the same year as a signed limited edition of 50 copies. Stated first edition. Issued in boards (as here) and in wrappers; no priority established.
Book very nearly fine with fresh and clean text and boards. Bright dust jacket with only mild wear. A lovely copy, desirable signed by Julia Child and Paul Child, in near-fine condition.