New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, 1945. First Edition. Oblong quarto. 104 gravure plates. Text by Edwin Denby. 500 copies printed. Although Brodovitch is best known as a graphic designer and art director, Ballet remains one of the most influential of the great twentieth century photobooks, presaging every trend in cinematic book editing, and challenging the notion that the image had to be representational of its subject. (Parr / Badger, v1, 240-241; Roth 110-111; Open Book 136-137; Auer 314). Light creasing to the tips of a few internal pages, else near fine, in a bright, close to near fine example of the fragile French-folded jacket with small tears at the spine ends and light wear to corners. Among the nicer copies I have seen.