Photographs 1920-1934 Paris.Hartford, : James Thrall Soby, 1934 Stock Code: 145640
First state of Man Ray's first monographFirst edition, first printing. The first state with the original title page. Most copies of the first printing were recalled and the title page and verso were replaced with two different printed title pages in English and French with "second edition" and "deuxième édition" added to suggest the first edition had sold out to create further demand. Exceedingly rare with the original title page. With text in English and French by Man Ray, Paul Eluard, André Breton, and Tristan Tzara and in English and German by Rrose Sélavy Marcel Duchamp. The monochrome gravures were engraved and printed by the Néogravure Company, Paris. Man ray's first monograph.
Quarto. Photographic illustrated wrappers with white plastic ringbound strip to spine, titles to front cover in white. Housed in a black cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Frontispiece portrait of Man Ray after Picasso, 104 heliogravures of Ray's photographs and Rayographs.
Part of the top loop from the ringbound strip missing, some skinning to the gloss and a diagonal crease to the lower corner of the back wrapper, edges lightly rubbed to the front wrapper, internally a bright clean copy.
Roth 101 p. 80
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