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  • Seller image for The Decisive Moment for sale by Abacus Books, ABAA/ILAB

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve, New York/Paris, 1952

    Seller: Abacus Books, ABAA/ILAB, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: fair. First Edition. Folio (14 1/2" by 10 7/8"). Unpaginated. 126 b/w photographs. Decorative boards with a three color design by Matisse which is repeated on the dust jacket. 12pp, Captions Booklet laid in.Backstrip tanned and beginning to separate at head else very good. Dust jacket is unevenly tanned with some tears to top edges. Spine section missing and front and back sections stabilized by the addition of a Brodart sleeve.

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Published by Simon and Schuster, France, 1952

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. Large format photography book. Edges of the spine a little worn.Corners are also worn. Binding is good. Some discoloration to the cover due to age. Includes booklet of captions.

  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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

    Seller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA, Garrison, NY, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. 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.

  • Bresson, Henri Cartier

    Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York, 1952

    Seller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA, Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. 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.

  • Seller image for THE DECISIVE MOMENT for sale by THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952

    Seller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979, ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.
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    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. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library.

  • Seller image for The Decisive Moment (Photography) Foreword by Cartier-Bresson with an afterword by R.L. Simon for sale by Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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

    Seller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books, Holliston, MA, U.S.A.
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    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.

  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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

    Seller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc., Brecksville, OH, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Size: 10 ĺ in. x 14 Ĺ 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 the printing are 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, ľ inch to the top, Ĺ 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.

  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1952

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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    First edition of Cartier-Bresson's classic work, with 126 photographs by ‚ the Raphael of 20th-century photographers." Folio, original illustrated boards. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Henri Matisse. "Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the 'decisive moment'-that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect? Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century" (Blodgett, 96)‚ ""the Raphael of 20th-century photographers" (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson's most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. "The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images √ la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success" (Roth, 134). With extremely scarce dust jacket; separate caption pamphlet (rarely found) laid in. Parr & Badger I:208. Open Book, 154-5.

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    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York, 1952

    Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First American edition. Publisher's paper-covered boards decorated by Matisse. Very Good with bowing to front board, bottom edge rubbed, contents a little toned. In Near Fine original unclipped dust jacket, bright and attractive with a little wear along top edge. With captions booklet laid in, a few tiny glue stains on front cover, Near Fine. A nice copy of the famous photography book.

  • Seller image for The Decisive Moment [1952 1ST EDITION & 1ST PRINTING WITH DUST JACKET - FINE COPY] for sale by Studio Books

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster / Verve Editions, New York & Paris, 1952

    Seller: Studio Books, Thornwood, NY, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First Edition, First Printing. New York, Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, 1952. Hardcover in pictorial boards and dust jacket designed by Henri Matisse and 16 page captions booklet. First Edition, First Printing. 126 full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004) printed in beautiful gravure. BOOK CONDITION: Fine; a solid,clean copy with a tight binding, square corners and complete, square backstrip, solid hinges with no gaps in any signatures; with a Near Fine captions booklet showinglight tanning and soiling; and a Near Fine dust jacket showing light overall rubbing, soiling and tanning along edges and spine, a few small closed tears and a small area of loss (about 1/4" at head of spine). In short, a very nice, solid, well-bound, clean, collectible copy. onsidered 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).

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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

    Published by New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952

    Seller: Harper's Books, ABAA, East Hampton, NY, U.S.A.
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    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. 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). Tiny splits to the top of the fragile spine (as usual), boards lightly scuffed and worn; close to near fine in a close to near fine jacket, bright, with a chip at the head of the spine. Fresh presentable copy of a book usually encountered in subpar condition.

  • Seller image for The Decisive Moment for sale by Bookbid

    Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster, 1952

    Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition (July, 1952 on copyright page), near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with the captions booklet laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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

    Seller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB), St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
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    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-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions.

  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri

    Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1952

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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    First edition of Cartier-Bresson's classic work, with 126 photographs by ‚ the Raphael of 20th-century photographers." Folio, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the title page, "√ Joan et Eliot, 'The Decisive Moment' de l'amiti√ , Henri, 19 Jan 57, la vraie patrie c'est l'amiti√ ." The recipient was Eliot Elisofon, a fellow photographer and a founding member of the Photo League in 1936. He was one of the most active and productive members: he gave guest lectures (1938‚ "43); co-organized the Men at Work project with Lewis Hine (1940); served periodically as president between 1939 and 1941; taught courses on photojournalism and flash photography (1940‚ "41); and participated in numerous exhibitions. Elisofon taught at many institutions, including the¬Institute of American Artists School¬(1936-1941), the New School (1938), the Clarence H. White School of Photography (November 1940 ‚ " April 1941), the Photo League (1941), the New School for Social Research (1942), the¬Museum of Modern Art, and the¬School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Yale University, Syracuse University, Radcliffe College, Wellesley College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Elisofon‚ s first assignments for Life magazine appeared in 1937, Tin Type Photographer and Jewish New Year, and in 1941 his image of General Patton was the first color cover of Life. Patton was intrigued by Elisofon‚ s desire to get as close to the action as possible and nicknamed him ‚ Hellsapopin.‚ He was the only photographer to accompany Gen. Patton throughout the North African Campaign. His photographs became an exhibition titled The Tunisian Triumph, which opened in June 1943 at MoMA and traveled to 20 cities in the United States. From 1942 to 1964 he was a staff photographer for Life magazine.¬With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Matisse. An exceptional association, rare and desirable signed. "Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the 'decisive moment'-that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect? Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century" (Blodgett, 96)‚ ""the Raphael of 20th-century photographers" (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson's most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. "The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images √ la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success" (Roth, 134). With extremely scarce dust jacket; separate caption pamphlet (rarely found) laid in. Parr & Badger I:208. Open Book, 154-5.