The World of Atget.New York, Horizon Press, 1964 Stock Code: 136841
NotesFirst edition, first printing, inscribed by Abbott on the front free endpaper: "for Cecile & Bruno with love November 12 1981 Monson Maine". The World of Atget is a record of 19th-century Paris in the midst of modernization, with 176 of Atget's plates published here for the first time. Abbott first met Atget in 1925, two years before his death. She purchased the majority of Atget's archive from his friend André Calmettes and was instrumental in ensuring the international recognition of Atget as a pioneer of documentary photography. Her first work on the photographer, Atget, Photographe de Paris, was published in 1930.
Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to front board in blind, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket.
Illustrated with monochrome photographs throughout.
Bottom edges of boards slightly sunned, top front tip a little bruised, contents bright and unmarked. A near-fine copy in a lightly sunned dust jacket, with one chip to lower rear panel, some short closed tears, and a little creasing and rubbing to extremities.
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