Brassai. Translated by Richard Miller.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1976. English language edition. First published in French in the same year. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. [c.200 pages.] 150 b&w photographs. English. 275 x 220mm. 1kg. 9780500540404. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear; bookseller's sticker to front pastedown.
Brassai's photographs of the underworld of Paris night-life. Throughout the 1930s Brassai would spend his nights visiting the forbidden parts of the French capital - 'its brothels, its whores, its pimps, its opium dens, its transvestite cafes.' He recorded these visits with his camera and the resulting photographs, unpublishable for decades, are reproduced here for the first time alongside his own words.