New York: Simon & Schuster; Editions Verve, 1952. [xvi] pages of text, followed by 126 black & white gravures, intersperesed with a few pages of text, and followed by [ix] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Matisse is minimally shelfworn and overall minimally toned/browned, with moderate browing to the spine which also has a small tear and crease to the top edge. The original unclipped dustjacket with $12.50 price intact is chipped at the top of the spine, as well as heavily browned/toned; the dustjacket is overall lightly toned, with a small scuff with loss to the rear panel near the spine, a few small tears, and is lightly to moderately worn at the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Includes the original caption booklet. The text is clean and unmarked. With a foreword by the photographer, and a technical report to photographers by Richard L. Simon. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July 1952. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good condition (DJ). Folio. (Inventory #: 017188)
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