Death in the Making. Photographs by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro with captions by Capa. Preface by Jay Allen. Arrangement by André Kertsz. Covici Friede, New York, 1938. Unpaged (98 pp). Quarto (11 x 8.5 in./28 x 21.5 cm). Original khaki cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 148 black and white photographs.
"The Spanish Civil War was an important conflict, not just because it was the first direct challenge to fascism, but also in terms of modern photojournalism. It witnessed the birth of the modern war photographer, exemplified by Capa, a figure who, because of his nominal independence from the military authorities, could perhaps be considered a more reliable witness than the 'official' photographers. If, as they say, truth is the first casualty in the fog of war, the 'independent' photojournalist who focuses not so much on the conflict as the people caught up in it, can at least help us peer through the mist a little"--Parr & Badger
About Near Fine with tanning and light abrasion to 'tips'; somewhat typical example of the very scarce and very fragile dust jacket; the famous cover image near complete; losses to spine area and upper edge of rear panel; attempted tape repair to front fore-edge stuck to board in small area.