i have "The Breads of France" by bernard clayton, jr. - 2002 edition
is this an update or a reprint of the 1978 edition
No changes were made to the manuscript. You'll notice that the information on tools and ingredient purveyors haven't been updated since 1978. He was 85 in 2002, so that's understandable.
It's still one of my favorite books. Every recipe I've tried works well. He must have tested and tested the recipes, as I've yet to find one that fails.
(He passed away earlier this year. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/dining/06clayton.html).
thanks, "thomaschacon" for the very quick response