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Photographs by Man Ray 1920 Paris 1934
Hartford: James Thrall Soby (1934) - First Edition, without the mention of a second edition (fictitious or not), no French title page on the verso of the English, and no mention on the title page of any of the contributors. It has become an accepted story in the world of rare books and auction houses that the so-called second edition was constructed only as a sales ploy. Regardless of the veracity of this claim, the true first edition differs enough bibliographically to render the reason irrelevant. Spiral-bound quarto. Text in French and English. Illustrated with 104 photographs printed in a lush gravure, divided into five sections, and comprising many of Man Ray's iconic images, with nineteen rayographs. (Roth 80-81). Speck of loss to the front cover, hint of general wear; a beautiful, near fine copy in spiral-bound illustrated wrappers. While the second edition of this book turns up with some regularity, the true first edition is a legitimate rarity, especially in this condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The best copy I have handled. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Harper's Books]
Last Found On: 2015-08-10           Check availability:      IberLibro    

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