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BEATON, Cecil.

The Book of Beauty.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Duckworth, 1930

Stock Code: 133936

£5,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, signed limited issue, number 62 of 110 copies. The Book of Beauty is Beaton's first book, featuring his sketches and portraits of many well-known women, including a number of royalty and his sisters Nancy and Baba who were his first photographic models. This copy has the ink ownership stamp of Vernon F. Taylor Jr., husband of the American aviatrix and fashion designer Ann Bonfoey Taylor.

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Description

Tall quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece by Gertrude Lawrence, illustrated title page, 27 monochrome photographic plates with loose tissue-guards, and black and white illustrations in the text, by Beaton.

Condition

Some faint dust-soiling to spine, otherwise a fine bright copy.

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