MAN RAY. Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934. By Andre Breton and others. Paris. Illustrations after photographs by Man Ray throughout. 4to., original wrappers, spiral bound, preserved in a recent linen cloth box. Hartford: James Thrall Soby, n.d.
First Edition (stated second edition on title-page, but only one edition was in fact published). An exceptional copy of the classic compilation of Man Ray's work, Inscribed by Man Ray to Chilean photographer Jorge Opazo. In addition to the text by Breton there are contributions by Paul Eluard, Rose Selavy (Marcel Duchamp) and Tristan Tzara. Man Ray himself provided an introduction and Picasso a portrait of Man Ray. The tendency of the spiral bindings to disintigrate have made this a scarce book, and in this copy the spiral binding is still intact. There is slight soiling to the rear cover, which is white, and a few insignificant internal marks, which in no way detract from the desirability of this copy.
Roth, The Book of 101 Books, pp. 80-81.
Item nr. 168896