La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis.
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1932.
Quarto, 180 pages. First edition, numbered and limited. One of 220 numbered hors commerce copies, stamped S.P. [service de la presse], from a total of 1589 copies. Printed in red and black and with text decorations throughout. Marie-Claude Finebouche is the pseudonym of Madame Jean Alabert, wife of the celebrated author and gourmand. Born in 1879, she published several cookbooks in the 1930s and 40s celebrating the pleasures of traditional French domestic cuisine, as practiced by the women of her grandmother's generation. All were issued in somewhat limited editions, and all are rather scarce in American collections. Publisher's advertisement and author's photograph laid in; Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise fine, in illustrated wrappers. Inscribed at some length by the author, using her real name, to Jean Ernest-Charles. [OCLC locates eight copies, only four in the US; Bitting, page 158].