10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
Enfants: Soixante photographies d'enfants. Text by Jaboune. Paris: Plon, 1933.
Quarto (300 x 225 mm). 54 (all published) black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (spine ends and back strip repaired). Provenance: Stefan Lorant (1901-1997), American-Hungarian photojournalist and editor (presentation inscription from Kertesz).
FIRST EDITION OF KERTESZ'S FIRST BOOK, A VERY GOOD ASSOCIATION COPY inscribed to Hungarian born photojournalist and editor Stefan Lorant "A Madame et Monsieur Stefan Lorant bien amicalement A. Kertesz Paris, 16 IV 1934." Lorant was the editor of the Münchner Illustrierte one "of the best illustrated magazines" (The Photobook p.86) in the 1920's.
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