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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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ISBN 10: 3869307889 ISBN 13: 9783869307886

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Item Description: Steidl, 2014. Book Condition: Neuf. Vendeur professionnel Expédition SOUS 2 à 4 jours ouvrés, Ajouter le temps d'acheminement de la poste .Plus de 150 000 clients satisfaits. Bookseller Inventory # 9783869307886

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri and Henri Matisse:

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Item Description: Book Condition: Wie neu. Steidl, Gottingen. 2014. New, mint, unread; still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher`s plastic foil. Fantastic reprint of the photobook classic from 1952. Hardcover with slipcase. 274 x 370 mm. 160 pages. 48 pages booklet. Text in english. "The Decisive Moment-originally called Images a la Sauvette-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson`s best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist`s humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson`s photography has become part of the world`s collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clement Cheroux." (from the publisher)***************Steidl, Göttingen. 2014. Neu, ungelesen, verlagsfrisch; noch original-verschweißt in der Plastikfolie des Verlags. Fantastischer Reprint des Fotobuch-Klassikers von 1952. Hardcover im Schuber. 274 x 370 mm. 160 Seiten. 48 Seiten Booklet. Text in englisch. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1600. Bookseller Inventory # 17096

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Published by Steidl (2015)

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Item Description: Steidl, 2015. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "The Decisive Moment" originally titled "Images a la Sauvette"-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of "The Decisive Moment" by Centre Pompidou curator Clement Cheroux. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_3869307889

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri and Henri Matisse:

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Item Description: Steidl, Gottingen. 2014. Large tall hardcover with slipcase. 160 pages and 48 pages booklet. Text in English. New, mint, unread; still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's plastic foil. Fantastic reprint of the photobook classic from 1952. "The Decisive Moment-originally called Images a la Sauvette-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clement Cheroux.". Bookseller Inventory # 39072

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Item Description: Steidl, 2015. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The Decisive Moment" originally titled "Images a la Sauvette"-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of "The Decisive Moment" by Centre Pompidou curator Clement Cheroux. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_3869307889

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri.

Published by Simon & Schuster and Verve: (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster and Verve:, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. The July 1952 printing. "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson." GOOD HARDCOVER, Defects noted: spine edge is cracked along the gutters,and darkened with age, fragile. Binding is intact but a little fragile. Covers show some darkening along the edges of the book. Photographs and text are fine. Spine edges and lower corners of the book are worn, also the spine is cracked at the gutters of the spine. The Caption Booklet is present and in fine condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026358

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri.

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster and Verve:, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. The July 1952 printing. "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson." GOOD HARDCOVER, POOR DUST JACKET. Defects noted: sewn binding is loose, but still intact. Photographs and text are fine. Spine edges and lower corners of the book are worn, also the spine is cracked at the gutters of the spine, Dust jacket is in poor condition, the majority of the spine is missing, worn and has tears. The Caption Booklet is not present. Again internally a nice clean copy of this important book. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022595

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004) Cartier-Bresson, Henri.

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris,, New York (1952)

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris,, New York, 1952. Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Fair. Henri Matisse (cover design) (illustrator). Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. [160] p. 126 photographs printed in gravure, with notes on selected photographs. Introduction by the photographer; "A Technical Report to Photographers" by Richard L. Simon. Front and rear covers, designed especially for the book, by Henri Matisse. Backstrip detached but present; covers soiled; edges and corners slightly rubbed. A good, tight copy of a fragile book too frequently found in less than satisfactory condition. Separately printed [11] p. booklet of captions laid in loose. Bookseller Inventory # 022539

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CARTIER-BRESSON Henri

Published by Simon And Schuster / Verve Editions (1952)

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Item Description: Simon And Schuster / Verve Editions, 1952. In-folio ), cartonnage illustrée par une composition originale en couleurs de MATISSE sur les deux plats. 126 magnifiques photographies imprimées en héliogravure de Henri CARTIER-BRESSON. Dos abimé, bel état intérieur. Photographie. Bookseller Inventory # 455773

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Henri Cartier Bresson

Published by Simon and Schuster (1952)

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Book Condition: GOOD. This book is shelved in the Photography section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Clean unread unmarked hardcover with moderate shelfwear to the boards. Some loss to the foot of the spine and tearing to the top. Front hinge starting. Bookseller Inventory # FRC-TR-17-7162013093237-71613822

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Bresson, Henri Cartier

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good Minus. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. Good Minus/Poor.Cream colored boards with abstract illustrations on them, black lettering on spine. Stain to fore-edge, wear to corners, paper covering spine is cracking and splitting. DJ is tattered and in two pieces, now protected in brodart. Interior in great shape, beautiful black and white photographs. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008154

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Henri Cartier Bresson

Published by New York: Simons and Schuster, 1952 (1952)

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Item Description: New York: Simons and Schuster, 1952, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Fine/No Jacket. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Decorated paper covered boards by Henri Matisse.126 pages of photographs plus several pages of text and index. This copy is in good to fair condition. The spine shows signs of wear but is still in tact and solid. Both back and front have staining. NO pages have been removed from the book. Bookseller Inventory # 200011

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Henri Cartier Bresson, cover design by Henri Matisse

Published by Simon & Schuster/ Verve, New York & Paris (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster/ Verve, New York & Paris, 1952. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First printing. 11 x 14 1/4 inches. 126 B&W plates. Includes Captions pamphlet. Condition of the book is Very Good; Dust jacket has helped keep covers very clean with slight toning to the spine, first 4 pages dog-eared at bottom corner, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Dust jacket is Very Good; Moderate foxing and soiling to covers, spine and top edge of front cover slightly toned, small losses at spine ends and one corner, price-clipped, in new mylar wrapper. Photography RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 19855

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri.

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris,, New York: (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris,, New York:, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good condition. First edition. 126 stunning full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), considered to be the founder of photojournalism, who developed the method of candid or street photography from which the expression "the decisive moment" derives. In his own words, "Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." (Washington Post, 1957).At the rear of the folio is the following information on the production of the volume: "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French Edition by Verve (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engravings and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952."Folio, 126 photographs, text, Index. White illustrated boards, designs by Henri Matisse. Spine toned, small 1 1/4" chip at head of spine, rear board very faintly toned. Small previous owner signature top of front free end paper. With the Captions brochure loosely inserted. OCLC: 6557867. Bookseller Inventory # 18514

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Henri Cartier Bresson

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, New York (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, New York, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair D.J. First Edition. Very good+ hard cover first trade with a fair dust jacket. Includes Caption Booklet in fine condition. LARGE or HEAVY BOOK, MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. NO AMAZON OVERSEAS SHIPPING. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 032782

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Bresson, Henri Cartier

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, NY (1952)

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, NY, 1952. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First American edition. Unpaginated. Folio, 37 x 27.5. 126 full-page photographs with cover designed and executed by Henri Matisse. This the American edition from the French edition by Verve, "Images a La Sauvette." Engraving and printing by Draeger Freres, Paris. " The Decisive Moment" Captions laid-in. Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he used a 35 mm Leica camera, composing in the view finder, and what he saw you got -- no cropping or dark room manipulation. Clean, fresh copy, some cellotape repairs to spine. Orig. pictorial boards. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 20000

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris. (1952)

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Item Description: New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris., 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Size: 10 ¾ in. x 14 ½ in. Laid-in is a booklet listing the captions of the photos. Design printed paper over boards. The colophon: "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson The French edition by Verve .and the American edition by Simon Schuster (The Decisive Moment) were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the Master printers Draeger Freres of Paris." Gift inscription in ink on front free end-paper: "Margaret H. Sherwin, Willoughby Ohio. From Peter and Brian, December 25th, 1952." Some of the paper surface of this sheet shows abrasion from the removal of cellophane tape. The upper and lower ends of the spine show chipping away of the paper and cardboard, ¼ inch to the top, ½ inch to the bottom. A damp-stain shows on the upper edge, and this has affected some pages at the front and at the back of the book. There is some spotting to the fore-edge. Spots on the rear panel. Weight is 4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. The scan shows the back cover. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2084257471

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York (1952)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York, 1952. Handsomely bound folio edition (14.5" x 10.5") in white boards with designs by Henri Matisse on the front and rear boards which have lightly scattered foxing to their top edges. The spine is darkened and lightly foxed, especially along the front gutter. The top of the spine is bumped with a small chip at the top right-hand corner. With small chips at the top inside corners of the last two pages. Note: The Special Captions booklet is present; the dustjacket is not "This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French Edition by Verve (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The Engravings and Printings is the work of the master Printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952." A remarkable and landmark book in the development of modern photography. First Edition with "July 1952" at the bottom of the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 20

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952. FIRST EDITION. THE DECISIVE MOMENT, Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952, first edition, some bumping, short closed tears to the bit tanned spine extremities, light wear to the fore edge corner tips, else a tight vg/vg+ copy with near fine contents with the original caption booklet laid in as issued in a good Matisse dust-wrapper repeating the design of the covers with some chipping and tears and soiling. Somewhat uncommon in dust-wrapper nowadays. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library. Profusely illustrated with photographs of course. Bookseller Inventory # NF3814

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve. Hardcover. Book Condition: POOR. A readable copy. Quite a bit of ear and creasing. All pages intact. Bookseller Inventory # V2436752667

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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Item Description: New York: Simon & Schuster. First American edition. Small folio. Decorated paper covered boards by Henri Matisse. Edges are faintly tanned as usual. Extremities have some light wear to the extremities. Lower portion of spine is just starting. Backstrip has a crease very good in matching dustjacket (also with the Henri Matisse cutout design) with some faint soiling and with the usual tanning. Top left hand corner of front panel of dustjacket is lacking a two inch square fragment. Front panel is partially separated from the backstrip which lacks a few small fragments. Previous owner has attempted to strengthen the rear spine joint with cello tape. Top front panel has two closed cat (?) scratches else very good and still a very nice tight copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal collection of his now most well-known and often reproduced photographs which also includes his essay concerning his thoughts and ideas on photography and his "decisive moment" philosophy. Reproductions in gorgeous gravure. A very nice and much better than usually encountered copy of a book notorious for it's fragility due to poor binding and often found lacking the dustjacket and very often, the spine of the book. A much sought after title and a landmark book in the history of photographic publishing. Rare in this nice condition with the book covers and page edges so nice and bright. A wonderful copy of this scarce (especially when signed by the artist) catalog of Henri Cartier-Bresson drawings coupled with a wonderful copy ("The Decisive Moment") of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal collection of his now most well-known and often reproduced photographs which also includes his essay concerning his thoughts and ideas on photography and his "decisive moment" philosophy. Reproductions in gorgeous gravure. A much sought after title and a landmark book in the history of photographic publishing. One of the most important and influential photography books ever published. Rare in this beautiful condition. A great book. Bookseller Inventory # 11968

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952. FIRST EDITION. THE DECISIVE MOMENT, Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952, first edition, bottom 1/2 inch of spine chipped, 1/4 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front board, light wear and tear to the head of the spine, text block a bit loose, 2 small faint tape stains to each of the paste-downs, else a bright vg copy with the original caption booklet laid in as issued in a good to very good Matisse dust-wrapper repeating the design of the covers with some chipping to the base of the spine and other light wear and tear and soiling. Somewhat uncommon in dust-wrapper nowadays. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library. Bookseller Inventory # NF3270

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri.

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Item Description: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Folio, x, (160) pp. With 126 heliogravure black-and-white plates. Caption booklet (12 pp.) loosely inserted, as issued. Original decorated boards, designed by Matisse. Decorated dust jacket, of the same design (small chips at edges, slightly worn, inoffensive tape at head and crown, former ownerÕs rubberstamps on upper and lower jacket. First printing of some of the most famous photographic images of the 20th century. Conceived and composed by Teriade (and simultaneously published in France by ƒditions Verve); the plates were printed by Draeger Frres and the technical note at the end of the book describes how important was the role played by the printers in creating the prints from miniature negatives. The binding design is an elaborate decoupage composition by Matisse, made specifically for the work. Bookseller Inventory # 103007

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Cartier Bresson. Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster (1952)

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cartier Bresson (illustrator). 1st Edition. Folio. Cartier Bresson's magnificent classic photobook in the original jacket. Large, (10 by 15) folio size, published by Simon & Schuster/ Editions Verve 1952, caption booklet laid in. Decorated paper covered boards and jacket illustration by Matisse. Book nice clean, bright, tightly bound, square, spine vg with just a little roughness at the edges else about VG+ & better than 95% we've seen. Jacket, bright, complete unclipped, handling/soiling wear, a couple of darker spots & a small thin faint red mark on back cover, some edge wear with a 1 1/2" piece out at spine bottom (not very noticible when on book as the jacket repeats the book illustration.) else about VG+, again better than 95% we've seen listed. This is a large & fragile book notoriously hard to find without spine flaws or jacket problems, this copy is very good indeed. The caption booklet has a darkened spine & some small tape here and there, the spine has pin holes as though it was bound in to something at one time, it's just a few pages which basically repeats the captions inside the book. 'The Decisive Moment' is quite simply one of the greatest of all photobooks the size and deep gravure reproduction makes these superb photos just stunning and one has to see a copy to appreciate the glory of this book. One of the great classics. The standard shipping rates will need to be adjusted on this title due to size, weight and price. Bookseller Inventory # 0006221

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Editions Verve 1952, Paris (1952)

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Item Description: Editions Verve 1952, Paris, 1952. Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. MATISSE, Henri (cover design) (illustrator). First Edition. Folio. The original French edition, with the cover design by Matisse using his cut-outs. Prelims, followed by half of the images, 4 pp of description of the plates, the second half of the images followed by further descriptions. Later published in English as The Decisive Moment, this is one of the great photographic books. blank, [16], 1-63,[4],64-126, [6] pp. The book is internally very clean. There is some toning to the boards at the edges, and there is mottling to the spine which has been professionally repaired. 37 cm tall. Bookseller Inventory # 48816

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve, Bx-79 (1952)

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Item Description: Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve, Bx-79, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Folio. Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve. 1952. Unpaginated. Caption booklet present. Matisse in VG shape with a trace of light shelfwear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-79; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 37946

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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster (1952) (1952)

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Item Description: New York: Simon and Schuster (1952), 1952. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of The Decisive Moment. Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135; Open Book 154-155). A little bumped at the corners and spine ends (with the hint of a concurrent bump barely visible at the top edge of the text block), edge dent to the top of the front board, still a clean, near fine copy in a close to near fine jacket with a few small edge tears and tiny chips. Very pleasing example of a book that is hard to find in collectible condition. Bookseller Inventory # 17649

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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

Published by New York: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris, 1952 (1952)

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Item Description: New York: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris, 1952, 1952. Folio. Original decorated boards designed by Matisse. With the dust jacket and the booklet of captions laid-in as required. Extremities a little worn; an excellent copy in the toned jacket with some nicks and chips to extremities. First US edition, first printing, first published earlier the same year as Images à la sauvette. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images. In his preface Cartier-Bresson writes, "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression if the shutter was released at the decisive moment, you have instinctively fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been both formless and lifeless.". Bookseller Inventory # 96777

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Item Description: 1981. New York: Simon & Schuster. First American edition. Small folio. Decorated paper covered boards by Henri Matisse. Edges have a trace of soiling and a trace of the usual edge tanning. Extremities have a trace of rubbing and a trace of wear else near fine in matching dustjacket (also with the Henri Matisse cutout design) with some faint soiling and with the usual edge and spine tanning. Extremities have some light wear. Front spine joint is partially separated else near fine. A very nice tight copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal collection of his now most well-known and often reproduced photographs which also includes his essay concerning his thoughts and ideas on photography and his "decisive moment" philosophy. Laid in is the oft lacking accompanying caption booklet.Reproductions in gorgeous gravure. A very nice copy of a book notorious for it's fragility and often found lacking the dustjacket and often, the spine of the book and the caption booklet. A much sought after title and a landmark book in the history of photographic publishing. Rare in this nice condition. Additionally, laid into this copy of the book is the exhibition catalog entitled "Henri Cartier-Bresson. Dessins. 1973-" described as follows: Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne. 1981. (First edition). Slim narrow quarto. Illustrated stiff wraps. Extremiies have a trace of rubbing else fine. This book which was issued on the occasion of the exhibition of the artists drawings "Henri Cartier-Bresson. Dessins. 1973-1981" was held at Musee d'Art moderne in 1976 in Paris, has been inscribed in black ink at the lower title page by Henri Cartier-Bresson as follows "a Carlton/avec e'ammite/d'Henri". A great copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal collection of his now most well-known and often reproduced photographs which also includes his essay concerning his thoughts and ideas on photography and his "decisive moment" philosophy. Reproductions in gorgeous gravure. A much sought after title and a landmark book in the history of photographic publishing. One of the most important and influential photography books ever published. Rare in this beautiful condition, especially with the inscribed catalog laid in. A great book. Bookseller Inventory # 10246

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CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI.

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris [1952], New York (1952)

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From: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) (Saint Paul, MN, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris [1952], New York, 1952. First edition, folio, pp. 29, and 126 photographic illustrations (some double-page) on rectos and versos of 62 plates; dust jacket with 2 or 3 small black ink marks on front panel, and slight wear at edges, else generally a fine copy in original printed pictorial boards by Henri Matisse, repeated design on jacket. Laid in, as issued, is the 12-p. pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. Bookseller Inventory # 31664

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