BRASSAÏ (Gyula Halász, 1899-1984)
Henry Miller : grandeur nature. (Inscribed by Brassaï)
Paris : Gallimard, . First trade edition. Octavo, stiff card covers in dust wrapper with portrait of Miller by Brassaï (1932), boldly inscribed by Brassaï on the half title ‘Pour Baby et Marion Sulzberger, bien amicalement, Brassaï. Paris, le 29 dec 1975’; pp 264, , with 16 crisp photogravures of people and places from Miller’s life in Paris; wrapper with a few short edge tears (two with discreet tape repairs) and some wear along the spine, contents clean and bright; a very good inscribed copy.
Photographer, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker Brassaï’s tribute to his friend, American writer Henry Miller (1891-1980). It was Miller who first called Brassaï ‘the eye of Paris’, alluding to his supreme talent as a photographer.
The first edition of this work appeared in a limited edition of 25 copies.