LA TECHNIQUE, by Jacques Pepin - 1976 [Signed 1st Ed] French Cooking Recipes DJ


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La Technique: An Illustrated Guide to the Fundamental Techniques of Cooking  

by Jacques Pepin 

photographs by Leon Perer

FIRST SIGNED EDITION. Published by: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co., New York, 1976.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0812906101 
  • Tan cloth boards are blind-tooled with lobster design on front, mirroring DJ illustration.
  • Boards have sharp corners, with some fading along top front edge and minimal dirt overall.
  • Spine features crisp black text, with lightly softened ends.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Front fep features author signature. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Textblock edges have a little dust at corners. (See photos)
  • Dust jacket is fully intact, with minimal edgewear.
  • DJ has rough price-clip on front return. (See photos)
  • Closer examination of DJ reveals tiny edge tears, as well as a faint 1" x 0.75" stain on back near spine. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190110
470 pages. 8.75 x 11.75 inches. 

SIGNED and inscribed by Jacques Pepin (b.1935) on front free end page. 
From the book flap: "The standard cook books that line kitchen bookshelves are really recipe books. La Technique is not. It is instead an unrivaled practical guide to the fundamental techniques of cooking, a master chef's superb compendium of the basic culinary skills that will allow any cook to execute any recipe, time and time again." 

Filled with detailed step-by-step instructions, all accompanied by B&W photos illustrating the techniques. Also includes full-color plate in center section.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: Signed
Subject: Food & Wine
Year: 1978
Original/Reproduction: Original
Author: Jacques Pepin
Publication Year: 1976
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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