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The Decisive Moment (First Edition) - Cartier-Bresson, Henri - 1952. 
Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York 1952 - First Edition. Board and jacket design by Henri Matisse. 126 black and white plates with original "Captions" booklet laid-in as issued. One of the most influential collections of 20th century street photography ever released; popularized by Cartier-Bresson's unique ability to capture the emotive nature of his subjects. The book's title came from an 17th century essay by Cardinal de Retz, in which he states "there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment." As a result, the concept of waiting for the correct "moment" has been attributed to modern photographic technique ever since.Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards slightly bowed and toned at the edges, with light rubbing overall. Jacket has some dampstaining at the rear panel and flap, light toning at the spine, and a few closed tears. Roth 101, p. 134-135. Parr and Badger Vol. 1, p. 208-209. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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