The Glass of Fashion.London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1954 Stock Code: 147926
First edition, first impression. Best known for his ultra-glamorous photographs of "bright young things", Beaton also "made a considerable contribution to the world of fashion. Perhaps his best book is his personal survey of fifty years of changing fashion, The Glass of Fashion" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers. With dust jacket.
Portrait frontispiece by Augustus John, with 8 double-sided photographic plates and illustrations to the text, all by Beaton.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. A near-fine copy, a couple of spots to top edge, faint offsetting to rear endpapers, contents otherwise clean and crisp, in the like dust jacket, not price-clipped, a handful of nicks and small creases to extremities, spine and rear panels a little faded, else sharp.
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