31 May 2007
Regarde! -- Look! Paris: H. Jonquières, 1932. Small folio (170 x 180mm). 24 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated covers bound with studs (light even browning, light wear, without label on spine).
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 dust-jacket.
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