Of New York. Edited by Nicolas Ducrot. Photographs by André Kertész. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976. First edition. Quarto. Original cloth with photo-illustrated dustjacket. 192 pp.
A collection of 184 gravure images by André Kertész, most of them never published before, showing his vision of the metropolis. Kertész was born in Hungary in 1894; moved to Paris in 1925; came to America thinking that he would stay for one year in 1936, and ended up living in New York for the rest of his life. His photographs of the city tend to focus on the commonplace and on poetic fragments or details of scenes.
A beautiful, tight copy in a acetate protected dustjacket. Front endpaper has a few yellow stains, otherwise Fine. Dustjacket has a closed tear on top rear with some small creases.