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FIRST EDITION OF CARTIER-BRESSON'S DECISIVE MOMENT

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Decisive Moment. New York, 1952.

First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, with 126 photographic illustrations by "the Raphael of 20th-century photographers," an association copy with the owner signature of award-winning American artist Edgar A. Batzell, a splendid copy with laid-in original caption book and the colorful dust jacket with design by Matisse. $6500.

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EXCEPTIONAL FIRST FOUR ISSUES OF VERVE, AMERICAN EDITION, 1937-1939

TÉRIADE, Efstratios (ELEFTHERIADES, Efstratios). Verve. Paris, 1937-1939.

First American editions of the first four issues of Verve, published in Paris from 1937-1939, featuring cover art by Matisse, Braque, Bonnard and Rouault, original lithographs by Picasso, Léger, Miró, Chagall, Maillol, Derain, Kandinsky and Klee, along with numerous héliogravure photographs (including Man Ray, Bill Brandt and Brassaï), first appearances of select writings by Hemingway and Joyce, and articles by Lorca, Dos Passos, Sartre, Gide, Bataille, Malraux and Valéry. Assembled in a single folio volume with the four original lithographic front covers bound in. $4800.

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