La Banlieue de Paris.
Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1949. First Edition of the preferred version in cloth with dust jacket. Small quarto. The landmark first book from photographer Robert Doisneau, featuring 130 gravure images of Parisian suburbs in the aftermath of war, accompanied by an impassioned text from Blaise Cendrars. Punctuated by the marvelous dust jacket, with the Eiffel Tower—symbol of French modernism—superimposed over a landscape of postwar housing projects. In the same year, a separate edition was issued in wrappers by La Guilde du Livre in Lausanne (Roth 101, Parr, vol. 1). Minor smudging to printed cream boards; near fine. With a near fine example of the panoramically-illustrated jacket, showing only minor rubbing. Housed in quarter-leather slipcase with pull-tab chemise.