Three Seconds from Eternity. Photographs and text by Robert Doisneau. Translation by Vivienne Menkes. Contrejour, Paris, 1979/New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1980. 143 pp. Quarto. First American edition. Warmly inscribed in French on half-title page.* Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
*Loosely translated, inscription reads: "Anna Winand**/You might find taking photographs at my age kind of silly./I really think I will die of this childish illness, but as late as possible if I have a choice in the matter./With friendship and respect/Robert Doisneau"
**From the collection of Anna Winand, one of the guiding staff members of International Center of Photography in New York since its founding in 1974'.
The first U.S. edition of a book that went on to become one the best-known of Doisneau's long career. With an inscription that reflects the same warmth and humor found in his photographs.
Light edge wear to jacket; otherwise Fine.