New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1939. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's blue buckram, spine and upper board stamped in red, original printed dust jacket.
"The Museum of Modern Art is a laboratory: in its experiments the public is invited to participate" (from the foreword). First edition exhibition catalog published in conjunction with a show on the occasion of MoMA’s tenth anniversary. Held in the museum’s new East 53rd Street building and planned in time for the 1939 World's Fair, the show presented over 300 works including painting, sculpture, graphic art, folk art, photography, architecture, industrial art, and film. Includes a foreword by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the first director of MoMA, and short introductions to each section. Illustrated in black-and-white; with index and a section of advertisements for other MoMA publications. Moderate chipping to unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #5178