94 - 692 FINE AND APPLIED ARTS, ART REFERENCE
- Small scratch in lower left corner frontcover.
= With a SIGNED dedication by the author/ artist.
- Partly sl. dogeared. Wrappers creased, mainly in corners and margins.
= First edition of Brassaï's first publication of photographs. Parr/ Badger I, p.134: "Brassaï's nocturnal vision of Paris is so well known, and his book Paris de nuit has been so influential (...). Paris de nuit is also a ravishing book object in a purely physical sense. The printing represents arguably the most luscious gravure ever seen, the blacks being so rich and deep that after handling the book one expects to find sooty deposits all over one's fingers. The graduation of tones is wonderfully subtle, describing an apparently infinite range of black and near-black tones. The layout, with its characteristic full-page bleeds, never more felicitously employed, takes us from image to image, from page to page, and across night-time Paris, with effortless panache." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVIII.
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper. Wrapper trifle soiled. = Cf. Parr/ Badger, The Photobook I, p.244.
Pars Graatsma, W. (ed.). Werner Mantz fotograaf. N.pl., n.publ., 1990, no pagination, num. ills., orig. stiff wr., square 8vo. - AND 7 others, i.a. E. VAN DER ELSKEN, Parijs! 1954 (Amst., 1985, 2nd ed., num. full-p. plates, orig. wr., 4to) and A. and N. JÜRGEN/ T. WESKI, Albert Renger-Patzsch (Munich, 1997, num. ills. and plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to).
- Occas. sl. foxed; owner's entry on verso frontwapper. Wrappers sl. rubbed along extremities.
AND 5 others: PHOTOGRAMS (London, 1955-1959, 4 vols., ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to) and NEW PHOTOGRAMS (ibid., 1961-1962, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to).
- Dustwr. repaired w. tape on verso of spine and sl. rubbed and chipped in margins and at spine-ends. Slipcase sl. scratched on backcover and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= SIGNED on first free endpaper above a dedication (in the same pen, but in a different hand) reading: "For Betty and Phil, and Charlie, Ronnie and Borre with Love and Affection. Pat. New York, 1966." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVIII.
- Sl. dogeared. Covers sl. worn along extremities and at upper inner corner at spiral; covers trifle soiled and w. a few scratches.
- Spine rubbed; corners darkened. = Rare. Philipp Remelé was a German photographer and explorer.
= Collection of erotic photographs of Russian model, jet set personality and millionaire oligarch's wife Olga Rodionova. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVII.
- Owner's entry (A. Boeken) in pencil on title-p., contents otherwise fine. Binding trifle worn along extremities; spine-ends trifle/ sl. chipped; a few sm. (water)stains on both covers.
= Bolliger II, 289; III, 102; IV, 315 and 316; V, 136; VI, 311: "Das vielleicht modernste Photobuch, das nicht nur sagen will, die Welt ist schön, sondern ebenso, sie ist erregend, grausam und absonderlich (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVII.
= First edition of this nice survey of the photographic work of Josef Sudek.
Idem and Poche, E. Karlův Most ve fotografii. Ibid., idem, 1961, 1st ed., 43,(1) textp., 160 photogr. plates by JOSEF SUDEK, orig. gilt cl. w. dustwr., folio.
- Dustwrapper torn/ dam.
= Sudek's photographs of the Charles Bridge, Prague. Contains summaries in English, German and Russian.
AND 2 others, i.a. K. PLICKA, Praha ve fotografii (Prague, 1951, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., folio).
= Complete set: I. Old France; II. The Art of Old Paris; III. The Ancien Régime; IV. Modern Times.
ADDED: J.S. CARTIER, Traces of the Great War. Forgotten vestiges from the North Sea to Switzerland (n.pl., (1994), num. duotone photogr. ills., orig. boards w. dustwr., folio).
- Trifle foxed. Spine splitting. = Rare.