THE DECISIVE MOMENT
Price: 500.00 USD
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First American edition. Unpaginated. 126 photos, some double page. Folio with covers designed by Henri Matisse with his distinctive cut-outs in black, green and blue. Lower corners bumped, wear at head and tail of spine and ding at top inside corner. Binding loose with some signatures loose, but attached. In original dust jacket with soiling, chip to bottom of spine, some chipping along the top and edges and general edgewear. Jacket is in a mylar protector. Name and date  of previous owner on front inside board, interior clean. Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris. Printed in France by Draege. Foreword by Cartier-Bresson. Includes informative technical essay by Richard L. Simon, "A Technical Report to Photographers." Brochure with captions for the 126 photographs laid in. One of the iconic photography books of the 20th century. First Edition. Good in Good Dust Jacket.