Lot 8 of 446:
Lichtbilder, 1st German Edition, 1st Printing 1930  

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Lichtbilder, Eingeleitet von Camille Recht

Atget, Eugene

Paris and Leipzig

Henri Jonquieres



Illustrated with 96 b&w photos including frontispiece portrait of Atget by Berenice Abbott. 26.2x20.8 cm (10x8¼"), original white cloth, lettered in black. No. 668 of 1,000 copies. First German Edition, first printing.

Published simultaneously with the same content, with the same size and with the identical layout as the French edition, and coincident with the American edition published by E. Weyhe. Photos selected by Berenice Abbott. Bookplate of Gotthard Schuh. Fold-out printed list of picture titles originally taped to inside rear cover. 


Berenice Abbott purchased the contents of Atget's studio in Paris--1,300 glass negatives and 7,000 prints assembled in albums following his death in 1927. She brought the collection to New York with the backing of Julian Levy. Together, they introduced Atget's work to the American public in a series of exhibitions and publications.

Lot Amendments

Touches of wear to cloth on lightly sunned slightly leaning spine, faint foxing to cloth; marginal toning to textblock occasional foxing throughout; very good or better.

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