31 May 2007
Photographie. Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1930-32, 1934-1940, 1947. 11 vols., folio (312 x 240mm). Numerous black and white photographs throughout. Original spiral bound illustrated card covers, the vol. for 1930 with its original tissue on the back cover, those for 1935 and 1936 with both (light wear, occasionally more pronounced). Custom-made individual chemises and slipcases which echo the colour of each issue.
FIRST EDITION. A COMPLETE SET OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY PERIODICAL -- all 11 Photographie annuals from the Arts et Métiers Graphiques series -- reproducing with excellent production values the works of the most influential photographers of the age: Man Ray, Cartier-Bresson, Moholy-Nagy, Kertesz, Sougez, Tabard, Brandt, Beaton, Penn, Outerbridge, Boucher and many others. A VERY GOOD SET. Fotografia Publica, p.49; Regards à travers le livre 79 ('THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THE ANNUALS DEDICATED TO PHOTOGRAPHY BETWEEN THE TWO WARS'). (11)
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