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 in good dust jacket; slight wear at head of spine, two areas of loss at rear lower edge, short 3cm tear at top of front fore-edge repaired with tape to verso, residue of tape in several places on verso of jacket where a plastic protective cover was previously attached, now removed, not price-clipped; binding firm, internally clean with no inscriptions.
Scarce with the dust jacket. A joyful collection of photographs from the French 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 steal the show.