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). Barest hint of wear along the edges of the front panel, trace soiling to the white rear panel; a fine and exceptionally bright copy in spiral-bound illustrated wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The true first edition is a legitimate rarity, especially in such immaculate condition.