New York: Simon & Schuster; Editions Verve, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ condition. Item #017189
[viii] pages of introductory text, followed by 114 black & white gravures, followed by [vii] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Miro is minimally shelfworn, with minimal browing to the spine which also has a few small bumps, and a tiny bump to one corner. The original thin glassene dustjacket is prone to damage, and is lacking here but replaced with custom-fitted stiff archival mylar. The original paper inner flaps (complete with original price of $15.00) are present and are affixed to the inside flaps of the new mylar attractively and in the style of the original. Includes the original printed caption booklet designed to provide data while viewing the photographs. The text is clean and unmarked. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Joan Miro, is a selection of 114 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson taken from 1950-1955. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 1st day of August 1955. First American edition.