Le Nu Francais. Texte de Jacques Laurent. Editions Jannink, 1982. Folio. Black silk over boards; printed paper label mounted on cover. Printed in a small edition; No. edition 111. 79 pp.
A scarce and handsomely designed book with a five-page essay by Laurent + plates of female nudes by Boubat, Cartier-Bresson, Charbonnier, Clergue, Dieuzaide, Doisneau, Garde, Ionesco, Lartigue, Man Ray, Meerson, Michaud, Ronis, and Sieff, printed mostly one to a page + biographies with photographs of the photographers. Some of the images are familiar, but most have not been widely-reproduced. Printed in Switzerland by Paul Attinger and Atesa-Argraf.
A very fine copy.