Photographe De Paris [Eugene Atget 1st Edition]


Arranged by Berenice Abbott

First publication dedicated to the photography of Eugene Atget

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  • First book on the photography of Eug?ne Atget [1857-1927] and published posthumously
  • Henri Jonqui?res, Paris, 1930; first edition – concurrent with US and German editions
  • Selected by renowned American photographer and friend Berenice Abbott [all but seven of the photographs came from her personal collection; obtained after purchasing Atget’s estate] in collaboration with the publisher
  • With preface by Pierre Mac-Orlan [in French]
  • Frontispiece portrait of Atget by Abbott; 96 full-page b&w collotype reproductions of Atget photographs in and around Paris; fold-out Table des reproductions photographiques + colophon tipped in at end
  • Spine restored by professional conservator and label affixed [noting Mac-Orlan]; small tear to fold-out list repaired; some rubbing and minor blemishes to silk boards; a very good copy
  • A rare first printing of a most significant photography book
  • French photographer Atget extensively photographed the buildings and streetscapes of Paris, creating an unparalleled documentation of this era