Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child and Simone Beck, fifth printing, copyright 1989. Published by Knopf. Unclipped dust jacket, 684 pages, 32 pages of Index. The book is in new, unused condition. I've wrapped the dust jacket in mylar for protection. It is very tight and extremely clean. This book is for seasoned cooks or beginners. This book changed everything... the way we cook, cooking shows on television, how to handle different ingredients, how cook books are now written. This book is meant to be handed down to the next generation of cooks. Great wedding gift.