[Paris]: Collection "Huit" 1954. First Edition. Uncommon inscribed copy of Doisneau's delightful photobook, one of three titles published under Robert Delipire's short-lived imprint Collection "Huit". In 56 images, Doisneau manages to weave a multi-layered picture of daily life in Paris, depicting both the lowest and highest in society. With text supplied by Robert Giraud and Michel Ragon. Item #2743
Octavo (18.75cm); white paper-covered boards, with printed label applied to front cover and titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 121,pp; illus. Inscribed by the photographer on the title page: "et un photographe tel qu'il moi. Robert Doisneau." Small previous owners label to lower front pastedown ("Ex-Libris Pierre Mercier"), smoky odor, spine and upper board edges a bit sunned, with some scattered foxing to endpapers; Very Good+. Dustjacket shows mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, with sunning to spine panel; Very Good+.