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). Tiny splits to the top of the fragile spine (as usual), boards lightly scuffed and worn; close to near fine in a close to near fine jacket, bright, with a chip at the head of the spine. Fresh presentable copy of a book usually encountered in subpar condition.