New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of "The Decisive Moment". Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135; Open Book 154-155). Light shelf wear, hint of creasing along the fragile spine and at the spine ends; a brilliant, close to fine copy in a fine jacket, bright and crisp. Among the nicest copies I have handled. Housed in a custom clamshell box.