Paris: Arts et M'tiers Graphiques, 1933. First Edition. 60 full-page, black and white plates. Brassai's first and most notable photobook.
A nocturnal exploration of Parisian culture, and one of the most celebrated and influential collections of urban photography ever published. Compiled in a somewhat eery sequence of encounters set around the darkest corners of 1930s Paris. Brassai does not shy away from capturing the less-than-savory aspects of inner city life, often featuring sex workers, seedy back alleys, and the murky, nighttime waters of the Seine.
Very Good plus in bright wrappers (softcover). Spiral bound. Moderate creasing and rubbing overall.
Roth 101, p. 76-77. Parr and Badger Vol. 1, p. 134.