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126551
BEATON, Cecil.

Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook.

Availability: In stock

Published: London B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1937

Stock Code: 126551

£750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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 of publicity in London and New York over the inclusion of articles on the private lives of Hollywood film stars. It followed shortly after his two famous commissions for Wallis Simpson that year: her pre-wedding Vogue photoshoot in the scandalous "lobster" dress and the formal photographs of her wedding to the duke of Windsor.

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Description

Quarto. Yellow cloth-backed floral wallpaper boards with green cloth-backed tips, spine lettered in red, floral wallpaper endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout, printed in blue and black on white and pink paper. Many halftone photographic reproductions.

Condition

Tiny discolouration at base of boards, some very faint foxing to contents, else a very good copy in the scarce dust jacket, chipped at extremities and to spine panel.

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