19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 875
The Europeans. New York: Simon and Schuster and Paris: Verve, 1955.
Quarto (360 x 270mm). 114 black and white photographs. Original booklet of captions laid-in. Original boards illustrated after a design by Miró, original acetate dust-jacket with printed paper flaps (small repair at spine foot, light soiling, dust-jacket with large chip at spine foot and a long repaired tear on the back panel).
FIRST EDITION, complete with the booklet of captions and the rare glassine dust-jacket. 'The Decisive Moment is one of the greatest of all photobooks, and Cartier-Bresson repeated its artistic success three years later with The Europeans' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.209; Regards à travers le livre 107.
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