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RAY, Man.

Photographies / Photographs 1920-1934 Paris.

Avec un Portrait par Picasso - Textes de André Breton, Paul Eluard, Rrose Sélavy, Tristan Tzara - Préface by Man Ray.

Hartford, New York City, Paris: James Thrall Soby, Random House, Cahiers d'Art, [1934] Stock Code: 142481
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Man Ray inscribed to Sam Haskins

First edition, second issue with the title page citing the publisher's fictitious claim of "second edition". Inscribed in green pen on the title page by the artist "For Sam Haskins, cordially - Man Ray". The title pages - presumably a healthy percentage of the run, whose sales had, in fact, been slow to none - were replaced with "second edition" / "deuxième édition" to suggest the first edition had sold out to create further demand.

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Description

Quarto. Photographic illustrated wrappers with white plastic ringbound strip to spine, titles to front cover in white. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

104 heliogravures of Ray's photographs and Rayographs.

Condition

Small crease to lower corner of front cover, one break to the ringbound strip without any loss, otherwise a very acceptable copy of this fragile production.

Bibliography

Roth 101 p. 80

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