Robert Doisneau. Preface by Blaise Cendrars. Introduction by Albert Plecy. Translated by Princess Anne Marie Callimachi.
London. Thames & Hudson. 1956. First UK edition. Previously published in France in 1955 under the title Instantanes de Paris. Yellow cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.140 pages]. 148 photogravure plates. 280 x 225mm (11 x 8¾"). 1.5kg. . English. Near fine; light rubbing and wear to edges of dust jacket, with a very small area of loss at head and base of spine, a small 1cm closed tear at top edge of rear jacket; light offsetting to endpapers; not price-clipped, a very clean copy in the fragile dust jacket.
A joyful collection of photographs from the Humanist photographer Robert Doisneau. Paris Parade presents a series of snapshots of the Parisian people taken on the streets and in their homes. All of Doisneau's images have a rich humanity and a degree of humour. Chapters include Work, Leisure, Love of the Arts, Love of Plants, Love of Animals, L'Amour, Children, Here and There, and Three Stories about Paintings. Blaise Cendrars provides a charming preface but Doisneau's witty captions still the show.