Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette; Child, Julia, Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 1). FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED BY TWO AUTHORS (Julia Child and Simone Beck). New York: Knopf, 1961. First edition, stated on copyright page. 8vo. Decorative cloth binding, 684, xxxii pp. With all first edition points: red topstaining, stated first edition on copyright page, note about the authors with August 1961 reference, authors listed in alphabetical order with Julia Child last. No previous owner name or marks. Hinges tight. Rub to one corner of binding, last 7 pages have very small waterstain. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. It is quite rubbed on rear flap, chipped at corners, but overall presents well and has admirably protected the binding which is bright. An unusual first edition with two of the authors' signatures, in very good condition of this iconic cookbook, in original dustjacket, protected with a mylar cover.