Chinese Album.London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1945-6 Stock Code: 147925
First edition, first impression. Best known for his ultra-glamorous photographs of "bright young things", Beaton was commissioned by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War to photograph the war effort in Asia and the Middle East. His tour led to three photographic albums: Far East (1945), An Indian Album (1945-6), and Chinese Album (1945-6).
Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine and front cover lettered in blue, top edge yellow. With dust jacket.
With 39 monochrome double-sided photographic plates in black and white.
A very good copy, extremities slightly rubbed, light foxing to text block edges, endpapers, and first few pages, otherwise clean internally, in the like dust jacket, not price-clipped, spine panel toned, a few tiny nicks to edges and one small chip to rear panel, else sharp and bright.
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