London, South Kensington
28 November 2011
ATGET, Eugène. Atget: photographe de Paris. Paris: Henri Jonquières, 1930. 4° (268 x 208mm). 96 black and white photographs. (Edges lightly browned.) Printed captions pasted to inside back cover, as issued. Original burgundy cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt (cloth spine slightly dulled, short tears at the captions, without the rare slipcase).
FIRST EDITION. 'Atget's photographs have come to be seen by many as the beginning of modern photography' (101 Books). 'An excellent selection, containing many wonderful pictures and giving exquisite visual pleasure' (The Photobook). Also published simultaneously in Leipzig and New York. 101 Books, pp. 60-1; Auer, p.154; The Open Book, pp.90-1; The Photobook, vol. I, p.127; Regards à travers le livre 14.
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