Eugène Atget is one of the most famous names in photography, but he was virtually unknown in his lifetime. It wasn’t until American icon Berenice Abbott took it upon herself to make Atget’s works known that he finally could claim an audience.
This is the scarce first edition [Henri Jonquières, 1930, Paris] of his first major exposure. Photographe De Paris contains 96 unforgettable full-page images of the people and streets of Paris from Berenice Abbot’s personal collection plus the portrait she took of Atget shortly before his death [frontispieece].
Our copy is in very good condition with only a few marks to the burgundy covers as can be expected. It has been professionally conserved with a non-original spine label affixed and minor repair to the hinge of the fold-out photograph title listing.
A handsome copy of a breathtaking work.