10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Regarde! -- Look! Paris: H. Jonquières, 1932.
Small folio (170 x 180 mm). 24 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated covers bound with studs (light wear and soiling, without label on spine); black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION. "Precise, elegant and lyrical" (The Photobook). One of the best children's photobooks from the period of high modernism -- a time during which "publishers gave photographers a freer rein than they might have enjoyed if illustrating adult books, where their audience had much more rigid expectations" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol.I, p.102 and reproducing the cover on the dustjacket.
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