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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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WARMLY INSCRIBED BY CARTIER-BRESSON TO LONGTIME FRIEND, PHOTOJOURNALIST PETER TURNLEY

(CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri). Trait pour trait. Les dessins d’Henri Cartier-Bresson. Paris, 1989.

First edition of the first volume of drawings by Cartier-Bresson, a rare association copy evocatively inscribed on the half title to his close friend, award-winning photographer Peter Turnley , “a Peter et Amie, des photos au ralenti et salutations a toute vitesse, Henri Cartier etc…,” (To Peter and Amie, of photographs in time slowed down and salutations at full speed), with 65 photogravure plates of Cartier-Bresson’s drawings, including nine in color. $5500.

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“A SENSE OF RHYTHM AND A SENSE OF LIFE”

(DELPIRE, Robert). Collection Huit. Paris, (1954), (1954), 1955. Three volumes.

First editions, the prestigious three-volume “Collection Huit,” produced by noted French publisher Robert Delpire, featuring the first Cartier-Bresson work published by Delpire, Les danses à bali, along with the first volume in this series, “Doisneau’s Les Parisiens tels qu’ils sont,” and the concluding volume, George Rodger’s “Le Village des noubas,” each with numerous black-and-white halftones (many double-page), scarce complete. From the collection of acclaimed photographer Peter Turnley. $1800.

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“A DELIBERATE PIECE OF LITERARY MYSTIFICATION”

(CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri) RIMBAUD, Arthur. Vowels. Hadley, Massachusetts, 1996.

Exquisitely illustrated limited edition of Rimbaud’s haunting sonnet, number 145 of only 300 copies signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who created three original watercolor prints for this work. $1800.

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ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAVURE AND ORIGINAL FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS

ARAGON, Louis. Paysan de Paris. New York, 1994.

Signed limited edition, number 212 of 300 copies signed and illustrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson, with an original photogravure frontispiece and seven original lithographs. Hand-bound in Japanese woven silk. $1650.

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“THE RAPHAEL OF 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS”

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Photographs. New York, 1963.

First edition of this memorable Cartier-Bresson monograph, with 47 finely screened photogravure plates representing striking images from three decades, this association copy signed by photographer Margery Lewis Smith, longtime partner of W. Eugene Smith, the renowned photojournalist who in 1958 was named one of “the world’s ten greatest photographers,” together with Cartier-Bresson and others. $1200.

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“THE RAPHAEL OF 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS”

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Amerique Furtivement. Paris, 1991.

First French edition of this study of Cartier-Bresson’s images of America from the ’30s through the ’60s, with 99 full-page duotones. From the collection of photojournalist Peter Turnley. $325.

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“MINGLES PASSION WITH ASTRINGENT WIT AND ACUTE PERCEPTION”

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Cartier-Bresson’s France. New York, 1971.

First American edition of Cartier-Bresson’s images of the French, with 265 splendid photogravures, among which are his first published photographs in color. From the library of Peter Turnley. $250.

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“A SEARCH FOR THE HARMONY AND BALANCE MANIFESTED IN ALL EVENTS”

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. En Inde. Paris, 1985.

First edition of this scarce museum catalogue, with 39 full-page Cartier-Bresson images of India taken between 1947 and 1966. From the collection of noted photojournalist Peter Turnley. $150.

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