(Illustrated Books) 1 Vol. Cartier-Bresson, Henri. The Decisive Moment. New York and Paris: Simon & Schuster, (1952). First American edition in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris but with "In France" stamped on copyright page bottom and "Printed in France by Draeger" on bottom back matter. Small folio, original color pictorial boards designed by Henri Matisse; front cover slightly warped, scattered light wear, color pictorial dust jacket designed by Henri Matisse (slightly toned, minor foxing, some staining to rear cover, edges slightly worn, 1/4 inch; 6 mm tear to top spine panel). Photo illustrated throughout, internally crisp and clean, with the boards in an unusually near excellent state of preservation.
Estimate $500-800


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Sold for $455 (buyer's premium included)