New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Good/Very Good. Illustrated paper boards, some discoloration/toning to spine. Boards covered with protective film. Bottom right corner of front board is bumped. Head/tail of spine lightly bumped. Binding is cracked/shaken in places throughout the book but is fully intact, and all leaves are secured. Text block is clean and unmarked. 126 black and white photographs. 27.5 x 37 x 2 cm. 135 pp. / No dust jacket. Item #9337
This is a true first edition of what some have considered the most important photography book ever published by master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Sporting a cover illustration by Henri Mattise who was friends with Cartier-Bresson, and containing some of the most iconic photographic images from the 20th century.
Also includes a separate pamphlet-style book of captions for each photograph featured in the Decisive Moment.