Publisher: Paris: Marval, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 112141
First edition thus, first printing. Originally published in 1956 by Editions de Seuil. Signed in white ink on the half-title page by Klein. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in French) by William Klein. Includes a list of films by William Klein, a selected bibliography and a list of films on William Klein. Designed by William Klein. 256 pp., with black-and-white plates throughout. 13-3/4 x 10 inches.
[The first edition of this book was cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), Michel and Michèle Auer, Collection M. + M. Auer - une histoire de la photographie. (Hermance, Switzerland: Éditions M+M, 2003), in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume I. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2004).]
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (bump to lower right front corner, else Fine).
A spectacular French-language reissue of one of the most influential books in the history of photography.