Paris Des Reves. Izis Bidermanas. Editions Clairefontaine, Lausanne, 1950. First edition. Quarto. Thin boards with photo-illustrated dustjacket. 159 pp.
A beautiful example of French photo-illustrated bookmaking, with rich gravure images of Paris accompanied by holograph text excerpts by Jean Cocteau, Andre Breton, Blaise Cendrars, Georges Hugnet, Henry Miller, and others. Izis photographed in the tradition of Kertesz, masterfully capturing lyrical Parisian moments from interesting vantage points.
A near fine copy, with one slanted chip at top of the spine and one tiny edge- tear (no loss) at top edge of back panel of the jacket.