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Tourteau Voltaire from Paris Bistro Cookery, 1958, Alexander Watt. First American Edition with Dust Jacket.

Tourteau Voltaire from Paris Bistro Cookery, 1958, Alexander Watt. First American Edition with Dust Jacket.

Tourteau Voltaire from Paris Bistro Cookery, 1958, Alexander Watt. First American Edition with Dust Jacket.

Yes, we have the cookbook. See it here: Paris Bistro Cookery, 1958, Alexander Watt

Paris Bistro Cookery: Guide to 50 Small Restaurants of Paris with 100 Recipes: Cookbook written by Alexandre Watt, author of Paris Cuisine, where he focused on well known (and expensive) restaurants and their recipes. In this book, he takes the reader to 50 bistros, provides details about the bistros’ facilities, atmosphere, and–most importantly–provides recipes for the house specialties. Co-author for both books is James Beard. Hard cover with dust jacket. 195 pages.

Originally published by MacGibbon & Kee, London, in 1957. This copy was published in 1958 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. It is a stated first American edition. First edition, first printing. Pages are printed on high quality rag stock paper. Dust jacket is a mess, but it is now safely encased in Mylar. Book cover has has a few dings at the spine cover. The rest of it is in mint condition. Hinges are perfect. Probably never read. Binding is perfect. Pages are completely clean. Book is definitely gift quality.

Don’t read this cookbook if you are hungry. The recipes are exquisite.