The Secret Paris of the 30's (Inscribed).
New York: Pantheon Books, 1976. First American Edition. Quarto. This copy TWICE-SIGNED by Brassai: first to the title page, dated in the year of publication along with warm inscription: "on ne peut plus amicalement." The second signature follows a holograph caption near the end of the book, where Brassaï identifies himself in an opium den portrait. A charming copy of Brassaï's exploration of underground Paris in the 1930s; these "secret photographs" having awaited changes in social mores before finally reaching publication. Near fine in black cloth boards in near fine illustrated jacket.
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