Brassai: Paris by Night, 1987, 1st American Ed., RARE, 1987, Fine w/Very Good DJ
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Brassai: Paris by Night
Brassai and Paul Morand (Introduction)
Notes: A Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket, Near Fine overall, First American Edition, RARE, 4to, 13" x 11 1/4." Black cloth-covered boards in a black paper dust jacket. Gilt lettering to front cover and spine of book. Silver-foil and white lettering to front panel and spine of dust jacket. Half-tone illustration of one of the artist's works on front panel. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has some delamination along the spine and slight rubbing, else clean and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve, not price-clipped. Pages pristine and intact. Includes 62 black-and-white plates of the artist's work. Rare in the trade. 83 pp., including plates. A beautiful presentation of Parisian night photographs by the acclaimed Hungarian-French photographer, Brassai (1899-1984). Empty streets, misty skylines, and lone inhabitants set a mood of quiet solitude and mystery in this night world of the famed city. All of the plates are printed on black paper with a decorative black border. Excerpt from front flap: "Every effort has been made to reproduce the original photographs as they have never been seen in book form before. Produced under the close supervision of Brassai's heirs, the book has been printed in heliogravure in a quality rarely seen these days, giving it an extraordinary and memorable texture. To complete the evocation of the period, the Pantheon edition contains the original introduction by the French writer Paul Morand." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.