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BEATON, Cecil.

BEATON, Cecil.

Rare books by Cecil Beaton, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Persona Grata, Wars I Have Seen, and Japanese, and original photographs.

Read our blog post about the Winged Squadrons: The RAF and the War Photographs of Cecil Beaton.

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  1. 126551
    First edition, first impression. The work, comprising sketches, portraits, photographs, and text all by Beaton, features 34 studies on a wide variety of subjects, including Hollywood film stars, royalty, and his travels from Russia to Haiti. It was published in September 1937 at the height of his pre-war fame to a fanfare... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 126551

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  2. 130958comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Beaton on the front free endpaper, "Love to darling Winifred, Xmas 1939". The recipient was playwright and novelist, Winifred Ashton, who wrote under the pseudonym of Clemence Dane. This spoof autobiography is a satire of the world of the middle-European aristocrat, which even... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 130958

    signed

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  3. 123387comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Hugh Francis, who was so helpful to me in my travels abroad - with all good wishes Cecil Beaton"; with Francis's superscript ownership inscription. A fine association copy: Hugh Francis was Controller of Photographs... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 123387

    signed

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  4. 130973
    First edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the first US edition. In Beaton's own words, this is a "potpourri" of pictures and texts, recording his impressions of some of the decade's most talented people and significant places. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130973

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  5. 121526comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy. This copy is inscribed by the author to Arabella and Mark Boxer, dated to June 1961. Mark Boxer was a profile artist, cartoonist and magazine editor, becoming founding editor of the Sunday Times colour supplement and later being appointed editor of Tatler in 1983. Lady... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 121526

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