Hungarian Memories. Andre Kertesz. Introduction by Hilton Kramer. Boston: New
York Graphic Society/ Little, Brown and Company, 1982. First edition. Large quarto. Cloth with gilt spine lettering in photo-illustrated dustjacket. xi +
194 pp. AUTOGRAPHED "A. Kertesz" IN INK ON TITLE-PAGE.
Andre Kertesz was born in Budapest in 1894, and photographed in his native land from 1912 to 1925, before leaving for Paris. This is the most comprehensive book of his early work; it was printed in Switzerland in rich gravure. His images capture the small dramas of peasant life in villages not far from Budapest, his experiences as a soldier in the ill-fated Austro-Hungarian army during World War I, and images of hard times in post-war Budapest.
A fine copy; one very small (1/4 inch) tear at top edge of front panel of dustjacket.