New York: Alfred Knopf Inc., 1989.
Thick quarto, 511,  pages. First edition, fifth printing (December 1989). The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, with just a touch of age-toning to the edges. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Benji + Cindy, Julia Child"