10 April 2008
Banalité. Text by Léon-Paul Fargue. Paris: La Nouvelle Revue Française and Gallimard, 1930.
Quarto (382 x 281 mm). 16 gelatin silver prints mounted-in, as issued. Original white printed wrappers, spine and front cover printed in grey and black (spine very neatly repaired); cloth folding box.
FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE. ONE OF 30 COPIES ON JAPAN PAPER WITH 16 GELATIN SILVER PRINTS, SIGNED BY PARRY AND LORIS, AND INSCRIBED BY FARGUE: "avec les sentiments affectueux et vernis du Japon de Léon-Paul Fargue". Parry's "images are like A CRASH COURSE IN NEW VISION PHOTOGRAPHY... ALONG THE WAY HE DISCOVERED SURREALISM, AND MADE SOME OF ITS MOST ENDURING AND INTRIGUING PHOTOGRAPHS" (The Photobook). Copy number X (ie. 10). Rare: ABPC records no other copy selling at auction since 1985. Auer and Auer, Photobooks, p.156; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.100-101; Regards à travers le livre 35.
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