Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"I'VE GOT TO GET TO WORK ON OUR BOOK" CHILD, JULIA. Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Mrs. Fairbanks," inviting her to discuss Thomas Wolfe, recalling a conversation with the driver of Mrs. Fairbanks concerning cooking, anticipating another meeting, and mentioning that she must get to work on her book [Mastering the Art of French Cooking.] 1 1/2 pages, 4to, personal stationery of Paul Cushing Child, pale blue paper, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; toning at all edges, paperclip stain at upper edge, faint scattered staining, few short closed edge tears, folds, ink date received stamp at upper edge recto. Paris, 16 May [1953]

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". . . I would love to hear more about Thomas Wolfe and all you know about him. It would also be fascinating for me to hear much much more about your culinary experiences. Mrs. de Santillana says you are the best cooks she knows, and I can well believe it from the interest you take. It is indeed a fascinating subject and a beau métier. Had a nice talk about friture de cheval pour les frites with your chauffeur on the way home. . . . I don't expect we'll be up this way for several months again--and I've got to get to work on our book. . . ."
The influential Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, was published in 1961 and 1970.