New York: E. Weyhe, n.d. .
First American edition, from French sheets, with new title page tipped-in. Published simultaneously in France, Germany and the United States. Frontispiece portrait of Atget from the photograph by Bernice Abbott, and 96 collotype plates from photographs by Eugène Atget. , 23pp. of text (in French), and final 6pp. "Table" tipped to a folded sheet and bound in at end. 1 vols. 4to (10-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches). Inscribed by Jo Mielziner to Elia Kazan. Burgundy moire silk cloth, stamped in gilt. Near fine. Housed in matching cloth clamshell box Roth 101, pp. 60-61; Photobook I, p. 127; Hasselblad pp. 90-91 (all reference the American ed.). Item #321323
Inscribed by Jo Mielziner to Elia Kazan: “For Kazan with love/Jo Mielziner/1930-1955/Note. Additional negatives of the Atget photos are owned by Berenice Abbott.”
The 96 photographs reproduced here were culled by Berenice Abbott from the nearly 8,500 images Atget left at his death in 1927. Makes a case for Atget the proto-modernist.
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