Notes on Cinematography

New York: Urizen, 1977. First American Edition, and first edition in English (first published in French by Gallimard in 1975), and only hardcover edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by Bresson to the book's translator at the front endpaper: "Pour Jack – bien amicalement avec tous mes voeux pour ton travail, Robert Bresson."

The only book authored by one of cinema's greatest auteurs, a mini-treatise on his film objectives and philosophy developed during the three decades he made films, the hardcover edition of which is most uncommon. Bresson was a notorious recluse during his lifetime, and autograph material of any kind is rare. Since this title was published in the United States and likely mailed to Bresson for an autograph by the translator, it is probably one of the only a handful of inscribed copies in existence.

Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.


[Book #98520]

Price: $6,000.00